FPGA-based Packet Processing 1-100GE
Monitoring a government, enterprise or telco network for cybersecurity purposes requires sophisticated packet processing. No matter how many security algorithms computer scientists develop, ultimately the “truth” lies in the packets which are flowing across the compromised network. If you are not able to in real-time, faithfully capture, process and classify the raw packets of data within which the proverbial “needle in the haystack” lies, no amount of sophisticated software will help you find the intruder who seeks to destroy your organization.
The first instinct for most application developers is to solve this problem with more software. At low speeds, software can provide the performance needed to capture all packets without loss; but in modern 10, 40 and 100GE environments, packet loss is almost inevitable. Software alone is not well-suited or efficient for packet processing at line rate.
Read about the distinct advantages of an FPGA-based solution in performing critical host CPU offload tasks when pitted against an ASIC and Network Processor (NPU) option.