A Comprehensive Overview of Accolade’s Products and Technology
Accolade Technology was founded in 2003 and provides the most technologically advanced, lossless packet capture and acceleration adapters available in the market today. Accolade’s ANIC line of adapters are FPGA-based and help accelerate security and networking applications developed by the world’s leading security and networking vendors. The ANIC adapters are fully PCIe compliant and seamlessly integrate into standard servers and network appliances offered by industry leaders such as Cisco, Dell, HP, Super Micro and others. Accolade’s OEM customers are leading network appliance vendors offering products for network monitoring/forensics, deep packet analysis, video stream monitoring, network test and measurement, high frequency trading (HFT), high performance computing (HPC) and more.
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.
Accolade is the technology leader in high performance FPGA-based packet capture and application acceleration adapters/Smart NICs serving global OEM network security and monitoring appliance customers. Customers integrate Accolade’s ANIC adapters into their network appliances to perform advanced packet capture and processing functions. Accolade’s ANIC series of advanced Adapters are optimized to offload multi-core host CPUs in a variety of target applications including network monitoring, network/cyber security, (IPS, IDS, DPI, DDoS, Network Forensics) network test, latency measurement and video monitoring. Accolade’s Smart NICs offer lossless packet capture at Line Rate, the richest acceleration feature sets at the best value per GigE port in the 1-100G performance spectrum.