ntop, a leading developer of networking software, recently announced they have upgraded nProbe Centro to use Accolade’s flow shunting technology. The complete blog post and announcement can be found here.
nProbe Cento is a high-speed NetFlow probe that can operate at 1, 10 or 100 Gbps. The product was tested with three different Accolade adapters (ANIC-20Ku, ANIC-40Ku and ANIC-80ku) with flow shunting enabled. Flow shunting offloaded the host application from having to deal with the low-level details of flow classification, which in turn led to a dramatic reduction in the overall load on the host CPU. This not only improved overall application performance, but also provided needed headroom for the application to perform additional tasks such as traffic recording and various security functions.