The ANIC-200Kq is a state-of-the-art, 2-port 100G PCIe adapter/NIC designed for demanding network monitoring and security applications. This FPGA-based adapter features dual 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces supporting SR4 and LR4 optical modules and is designed for NEBS compliance.
The ANIC-200Kq provides sophisticated flow classification and flow shunting capabilities enabling up to 32 million unique (based on 3 or 5-tuple) IP flows to be tracked. Flow shunting enables security features such as blacklist matching by allowing individual flows to be programmatically forwarded to the CPU, dropped or redirected out of either QSFP28 port.
The ANIC-200Kq comes complete with an array of packet processing features such as precise timestamping (4nS precision), packet merging, tunnel decapsulation, packet slicing, packet filtering, deduplication, packet steering, direct memory access (DMA), and more.
For applications requiring full 200Gbps lossless data transfer across the PCIe bus into the host CPU (host packet buffers), two separate ANIC-200Kq adapters can be interconnected via a direct attached cable (DAC). The DAC connection between the ANIC-200Kq adapters enables an aggregate 200Gbps of received traffic to be load balanced between the cards and transferred across the PCIe bus for processing by the CPUs. The two ANIC adapters can be in the same physical appliance or in different appliances as illustrated in the following diagram.