The combination of Cavium hardware acceleration engines and production-ready Cavium TurboDPI software ensures that the AM4211 is available as an out-of-the-box DPI card for application system developers who require 10GbE wire-speed performance of various deep packet inspection (DPI) functions. This includes five main DPI categories: protocol analysis/application recognition; anti-malware/anti-virus; application performance management; network intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS); and URL filtering.
In addition to MicroTCA platform design considerations, the AM4211 can also be used in combination with full-scale AdvancedTCA blades as a co-processor network interface controller (NIC) card, scalable with 14-slot AdvancedTCA platforms, such as the Kontron Open Modular Core Platform OM9141-10G.
Demand for network security & DPI across carrier and data center infrastructure is strong, said Marc Leclaire, AMC, MicroTCA, ATCA Switch product manager at Kontron. “We have worked in close collaboration with Cavium to be the first to give OEM and TEM security equipment clients the right DPI hardware and software tools on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware platforms. This ensures they can streamline their system-level designs to offer market-leading performance with the lowest cost of ownership.”
“The move to cloud-based SaaS services and increasing smart phone data traffic are putting tremendous pressure on network equipment vendors to integrate more sophisticated security and deep-packet-inspection features into their network applications,” said YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group at Cavium. “Integration of our high-performance, 10-core OCTEON II processor, our production-ready TurboDPI software and very flexible I/O options onto a single Kontron AMC module makes for a complete, fast-to-market security and DPI solution that can easily scale in performance, cost, and power requirements.”
The Kontron AMC Packet Processor module AM4211 is available now.