Atalla Corp., the data security vendor owned by Tandem Computers Inc., has introduced the A10000E NSP, or network security processor.

The high-performance hardware will serve Atalla's traditional electronic banking and on-line funds transfer markets as well as health care, government, transportation, and petroleum.

Benchmark testing indicated the system could handle typical automated teller machine and point of sale transactions at the rate of more than 300 a second.

"We've built much of what we've learned over 25 years into this new Ethernet-based NSP product," said Robert Gargus, president and general manager of Atalla. It supplies high performance, physical and logical security, and advanced key management capabilities "to a new tier of open- systems-based applications," he said.

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