Sunday, February 13, 2011

DPI Announcements - Cavium's 40 Gbps DPI Processor

Cavium announced "its next generation NITROX® DPI II family of L7 content processors, the industry's first stand-alone "bump-in–the-wire" single chip deep packet inspection processor family that can achieve up to 40 Gbps of application recognition and protocol analysis performance .. The rich feature set and high performance of this processor family is enabled by the on-chip revolutionary Hyper Finite Automata (HFA) engines and optimized TurboDPI software [here]".
See "Cavium Networks Introduces First 40 Gbps "Bump-in-the-Wire" Deep Packet Inspection / Application Recognition Processor Family" - here.

As for DPI, the new chip supports "Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) and POSIX Regex Syntax support including support for capture groups, back references and assertions, for applications such as Application Recognition, URL Filtering, Denial of Service, Antivirus and Intrusion Prevention".

Previously announced TurboDPI (that is integrated/optimized by the new chip) "detect[s] hundreds of protocols including Internet (HTTP, FTP etc), Email (IMAP, POP3, SMTP etc.), Web 2.0 (Facebook, Myspace, etc), Multimedia (Flash, Quicktime, Youtube, etc), Peer to Peer (Bittorrent, eDonkey, etc) and Voice and Messaging (Skype, GoogleTalk, Yahoo, etc)"  


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