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Pattern matching app delivers over 40Gbit/s DPI performance

Posted: 12 Sep 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:pattern matching? software? semiconductor?

Pattern-matching software company Sensory Networks announced the availability of HyperScan engine, which supports OCTEON II dual- to 32-core processors from Cavium Inc. The software, when benchmarked against a database of complex regular expressions, is capable of delivering 3- to over 40Gbit/s Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) throughput using dual-core and 32-core OCTEON II processor, respectively.

Geoff Langdale, CTO of Sensory Networks, stated that "In addition to high DPI throughput, HyperScan provides a number of advantages in other critical areas including low latency, small packet performance, pattern database compilation time, and runtime memory usage. Our native support for streaming also makes more complex functionality, such as cross-packet inspection, easy to implement."

"We've made HyperScan agnostic to any type of CPU architecture and operating system, while ensuring solid DPI performance and scalability," said Sab Gosal, CEO of Sensory Networks. "While support for the OCTEON II processor series enables us to meet our customers' immediate needs, we look forward to continuing to work with Cavium on further advancing the HyperScan-OCTEON II solution."

"The content inspection performance and linear scalability, delivered by Sensory Networks' HyperScan, is much needed in a market where demand for DPI-driven applications such as security, URL filtering and application recognition is growing rapidly," said John Bromhead, director of product marketing at Cavium.

HyperScan is a portable, easy-to-integrate software pattern matching engine intended for networking and security OEM platforms. The engine supports applications that rely on pattern matching tasks, whether it is scanning for just a single pattern, or a large database comprising hundreds. It likewise supports a broad range of regular expression constructs and provides powerful cross-packet inspection functionality. This software solution significantly streamlines the engineering and design process for an entire product line from low-end to high-end.

HyperScan is provided under a simple license framework that allows equipment vendors to use the technology for multiple projects across different product lines. For ease of integration, this engine is designed with a simple API and is supplied with a benchmarking tool, documentation and the necessary technical assistance.

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