ntop PF_Ring Integration with Accolade, FPGA-Based Hardware

Seamless and Native Integration with all PF_Ring based Applications such as Snort, Wireshark,
Argus, Suricata and all ntop Applications 

PF_Ring is an open-source network interface (socket) for Linux, developed by ntop in the early 2000’s to improve packet capture in a Linux environment. It works very well at Gigabit Ethernet speeds, but as speeds increase to 10, 40 and ultimately 100G, host CPUs are unable to deliver performance and therefore require FPGA-based hardware assist.

Accolade’s line of 1-100GE FPGA-based NIC’s / platform enable host CPU offload and provide seamless and native integration with all PF_Ring based applications including Wireshark, Suricata, Snort, Argus and the myriad ntop applications such as nProbe and n2disk.

Benefits

  • Increased scalability, performance and throughput of all PF_Ring supported applications.
  • Native integration with no software modification required.

Learn how security and network monitoring applications that support PF_Ring and therefore any application that has been written on top of it, will work without modification with all Accolade FPGA-based NIC’s / platform.

Host CPU Offload Product Features Summary

wdt_ID Speed 1G 10G 10G 10G 10G/40G 10G/40G 100G 100G 100G
1 Model ANIC-2KL
ANIC-4KL
ANIC-20Ku ANIC-40Ku ANIC-40Kq ANIC-80Ku ATLAS-1000
Platform
ANIC-100Ku ANIC-200Ku ANIC-200KFlex
2 Port/Type 2 X 1G
4 X 1G
SFP
2 X 10G
SFP+
4 X 10G
SFP+
1 X 40G
4 X 10G
QSFP+
2 X 40G
8 X 10G
QSFP+
SFP+
2 X 40G
QSFP

4 X 10G
SFP+
1 X 100G
CFP4
2 x 100G
CFP4
2 x 40G
2 x 100G
QSFP28
3 PCIe Interface Gen2 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 6.25   4.25 x 6.25 4.25 x 6.25 4.25 x 6.25 4.25 x 6.25 1.75 x 12.28
x 14
4.25 x 9.5 4.25 x 9.5 4.25 x 6.9
5 Memory 256MB 4G 4G 4G 4G 16/32G 12G 12G 8G
6 Timestamp 10 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7nS 4 nS 4 nS 4 nS
7 Lossless Packet Capture
8 Gigamon, Arista Timestamp
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, 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 | 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.