Don’t Monitor Your Network Without FPGA Acceleration
by Accolade Technology

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?

Read the Full ArticleDon’t Monitor Your Network Without FPGA Acceleration by Accolade Technology: Cybersecurity Requires a 360 Degree View Apr 2017 Issue

Real World Connected Systems Magazine. Produced by Intelligent Systems Source Security Issue APRIL 2017 | Original Publication

About Accolade

Accolade is the technology leader in FPGA-based Host CPU Offload and 100% Packet Capture PCIe NIC’s and Scalable 1U Platforms. Accolade’s line of 1-100GE products enable 100% packet capture, flow classification, flow shunting, deduplication, packet filtering and more. Our customers are global leaders in network monitoring & cybersecurity applications as well as in the network test and measurement, telecom and video stream monitoring markets.

FPGA Acceleration Features

100% Packet Capture | Flow Classification | Flow Shunting | Precise Time Stamping | Packet Merging | Packet Slicing | Packet Parsing | Packet Filtering | Deduplication | Host Packet Buffer | Packet Steering | Direct Memory Access (DMA) | Statistics (RMON1)

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