Accolade adapters are available in a variety of port configurations with speeds ranging from 1 to 100 Gbps (see Table 1). Each adapter performs lossless packet capture and a variety of acceleration functions such as time stamping, packet filtering, and flow classification.
Table 1: ANIC Adapters
Network traffic is captured via an Ethernet interface, processed by the onboard FPGA and then intelligently steered directly to the appliance’s (host) memory for processing by the security or networking application. For multi-core CPU based appliances, the adapter intelligently distributes traffic to all available CPU cores thereby maximizing performance and efficiency.