"The VSC8564 device enables network-wide Layer 2 MACSec encryption with a simple PHY upgrade.The quad port VSC8564 GbE PHY with Intellisec is ideal for securing cloud network applications such as e-commerce, databases, collaboration, smart grid, video, and enterprise or government communications. In addition, VSC8564 can be added into the design of FIPS 140-2 compliant products for use in a wide variety of markets including (but not limited to) medical, insurance, financial, banking, military, defense, security, retail, industrial, entertainment, and cloud computing.Intellisec enables a realistic and affordable Layer 2 MACsec security solution. Intellisec is a patented technology enabling IEEE 802.1AE MACsec encryption end-to-end over any network (including multioperator and cloud-based networks), independent of the network's awareness of security protocols. Intellisec is not limited to traditional MACsec link-based box-to-box applications, and scales easily with the number of interfaces (delivering significant cost savings in network deployment), but is still capable of being configured to be 100% backward compatible to currently deployed 128-bit MACsec 802.1AE-2006 compliant solutions. The device also includes dual recovered clock outputs for timing references in Synchronous Ethernet solutions.VSC8564 is pin compatible with the 1588v2 PTP-capable VSC8584 device."