ConnectX cards have embedded crypto offload engines. So for IPSec offload, what's the advantage of buying an Innova IPSec adapter instead of buying just Connect X adapter?

ConnectX cards have embedded crypto offload engines. So for IPSec offload what’s the advantage of buying an Innova IPSec adapter rather than buying just Connect X adapter?

IPSec encryption protocols don’t change as frequently also, so I don’t see why someone should buy an FPGA based IPSec adapter instead of just buying the ConnectX controller.

What am I missing?

I suggest that you approach to one of our relevant Mellanox regional sales folks, as I believe they have the best skills & knowledge to provide you the precise information on Melanox Ipsec capabilities vs. Innova adapters, in that context

https://www.mellanox.com/how-to-buy