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RTC Magazine: Cybersecurity Requires a 360 Degree View April 2017 Issue
Software Alone is Not Well-Suited or Efficient for Packet Processing at Line Rate, but an FPGA is Ready and Willing
Monitoring a government, enterprise or telco network for cybersecurity purposes requires sophisticated packet processing. Software alone is not well-suited or efficient for packet processing at line rate, but an FPGA is ready and willing.
No matter how many whiz-bang, security algorithms computer scientists develop, ultimately the “truth” lies in the packets which are flowing across the compromised network. In other words, 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. At low speeds, software can provide the performance needed to capture all packets without loss; but in modern 10, 40 and 100G environments, packet loss is almost inevitable if you rely only on software. But what is the best way to deal with this problem?
Real World Connected Systems Magazine. Produced by Intelligent Systems Source Security Issue APRIL 2017 | Original Publication
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