Software app kits for accelerating security apps
Posted on 29 February 2012.
Netronome announced a major upgrade to its Network Flow Management (NFM) software framework including new application kits for next-generation firewalls (NGFW), IPsec, intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and SSL inspection.

Netronome’s NFM provides a comprehensive suite of production-ready reference software for the NFP-3240 network flow processors (NFP) that accelerates a wide variety of cyber security applications to industry leading throughputs.

The company's IDS/IPS application kit accelerates x86-based IDS/IPS applications through hardware-based packet classification, stateful management of flows, and an integrated, dynamic load balancer.

The NGFW application kit augments the IDS/IPS use case with capabilities which allow policy enforcement and packet forwarding between multiple network segments using integrated L2 and L3 forwarding with network address and port translation (NAPT), IPsec VPN support and SSL inspection. Netronome is also making the IPsec and SSL inspection application kits available as standalone application kits for integration within other applications and use cases.

Powered by 40 multi‐threaded networking cores operating at up to 1.4 GHz, the Netronome Network Flow Processor (NFP‐3240) brings breakthrough performance to a broad range of demanding network, security and content processing applications used in 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps networks. The NFP‐3240 delivers 40 Gbps of packet processing with deep packet inspection, network and security processing, and I/O virtualization for millions of simultaneous flows. The NFP‐3240 is the industry’s only processor specifically designed for tight coupling with x86 processors.

“Networking OEMs are designing 100 Gbps applications that require full visibility into all layers of network traffic, including encrypted communications,” said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president of marketing at Netronome. “With Netronome’s innovative, workload-specific processing architecture vendors can combine Netronome’s flow processors and software application kits with standard x86 processors to bring high-performance security products to market quickly.”





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