Inline DPI with ATLAS-1100 Platform

The Accolade Technology ATLAS-1100 Service Node (ASN) can be used in many different ways and this week we want to dig into how the platform can be used for inline Deep Packet Inspection (DPI).

Of the various use cases we have discussed, this one is unique in that it operates on live traffic as it flows across a network. We refer to this as inline configuration. This contrasts with augmentation configuration which operates on replicated or mirrored traffic and is typically used in conjunction with a network packet broker.

As an inline DPI appliance, the platform is used to limit or completely eliminate certain application traffic (e.g. Netflix) within or between networks. The targeted application(s) is usually determined based upon a policy that is set forth by the company or agency that is responsible for the network. For example, a company might want to discourage employees from viewing Netflix on the corporate network and thus block it totally. The appliance is configured with the specific applications that are to be limited or blocked. The deep packet inspection software, which is installed on the platform, analyzes traffic to identify application type and the Accolade flow classification feature is used to monitor, block or redirect the identified traffic.

To discuss how the ATLAS-1100 can help you, please contact us at inquire@accoladetechnology.com.

Host CPU Offload Product Features Summary

wdt_ID Speed 1G 10G 10G 10G 10G/40G 10G/40G 100G 100G 100G
1 Model 4Ku 20ku 40ku 40kq 80ku ATLAS-1100 Service Node ANIC-200KFlex ANIC-100Kq ANIC-200Kq
2 Port/Type 4X1G SFP 2X10G SFP+ 4X10G SFP+ 1X40G QSFP+ 4X10G SFP+ 2X40G QSFP+ 8X10G SFP+ 4x10G SFP+ 1x40G QSFP+ 2x100G QSFP28 2x40G QSFP28 1X100G QSFP28 2X100G QSFP28
3 PCIe Interface Gen3 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3 x16
4 Dimensions(H x L inches) 4.25 x 6.5   4.25 x 6.25 4.25 x 6.25 4.25 x 6.25 4.25 x 6.25 1.75 x12.28x14 4.25 x 6.5 4.25 x 10.5 4.25 x 10.5
5 Memory 32MB 4G 4G 4G 4G 16/32G 8G 12G 12G
6 Timestamp 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 4 nS 4 nS 4 nS
7 100% Packet
Capture
8 Gigamon, AristaTimestamp
9 Packet Merging
10 Packet Parsing


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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