Eliminate the Processing of Unwanted Traffic Flows and Reduce Disk Space Requirements

Gain Complete, Dynamic Control Over Traffic Flows in Your Network Monitoring and Cyber Security Applications

A subset of Accolade’s powerful Flow Classification feature set, Flow Shunting (flow filtering) preserves critical CPU cycles to enable FPGA-based host CPU offload, accelerate application performance and significant cost savings.

CPU bound network monitoring and cyber security applications such as Suricata, Wireshark and others can take advantage of Flow Shunting in hardware, optimizing packet processing to scale such software applications at 10, 40 and 100GE.

Packet header and metadata information in addition to a bi-directional flow context is maintained for each flow entry in an onboard look-up table hosted by the ANIC adapter/NIC. This allows each adapter to take specific action on any individual flow to forward, drop or re-direct a given flow.

Control over each of these actions now squarely resides with the application that controls the FPGA based Intelligent NIC.

Key Benefits of Flow Shunting:

  • Offload host CPUs from processing unnecessary traffic.
  • Eliminate processing (or storage) of unwanted traffic flows.
  • Scale network security software apps such as Snort, Suricata & others.
  • Achieve cost savings from reduced disk space/CPU utilization requirements.

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)

Free Product Evaluation

Resolve all your host CPU offload bottlenecks. Share Your Technical Requirements with our FPGA and software experts to tailor the optimal solution. Accolade offers a 60 day free product evaluation for qualified customers to fully test and evaluate our products.