Monday, November 30, 2009

Sensory Networks' HyperScan Pushes Content Inspection Performance

Sensory Networks published new performance results for their HyperScan software engine showing pattern matching/content inspection throughput performance of up to 73Gbps running on a dual-socket, quad-core (8-core) Intel Xeon5500 Processor Series platform and using an IPS signature set from a tier-1 equipment vendor.

Sensory's HyperScan is a portable software library that, aside of supporting regular expressions, also supports a wide variety of other pattern sets required for most data networking and security applications.


As shown in the chart, HyperScan delivered near-linear scalability with the number of CPU cores/threads, and delivers deep content inspection throughput performance that scales from 9Gbps to over 70Gbps respectively. The company said its HyperScan not only leverages cache memory to scan large volumes of patterns simultaneously, but also takes advantage of platform specific optimizations, such as SIMD and Hyperthreading, to further improve performance. As a result, HyperScan runs 22% faster on the Intel Xeon 5500 Process Series, on a clock-for-clock basis, when compared to running on the Intel Xeon® 5400 Processor Series.


"Our HyperScan algorithms are steps beyond DFA and NFA implementations typically used in the industry for pattern matching," said Sab Gosal, CEO for Sensory Networks. "Using our patented techniques, coupled with an intimate knowledge of modern CPU architectures, HyperScan delivers throughput performance that not only scales linearly, but in cases, runs faster than equivalent hardware solutions."


http://www.sensorynetworks.com

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