TECH BRIEF: PF_Ring Integration
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.
- 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.