Sunday, June 25, 2006

Sensory Networks Builds Security Appliance Ecosystem

Sensory Networks, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California with R&D in Sydney, Australia, unveiled an ecosystem of security applications designed to run on its "NodalCore" acceleration platform.

The NodalCore Security Processing Unit (SPU) is a 64-bit dedicated processor designed for high-speed scanning, analysis and classification across a wide range of security applications including anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, intrusion detection/prevention and content filtering. Combined with Sensory Networks' suite of accelerated software libraries, commercial security applications and development tools, products built with NodalCore can be rapidly brought to market.

The first commercial vendors offering applications in Sensory Networks' Application Ecosystem include: AhnLab, Endeavor Security, Eneo Technologia, Exinda Networks, Kaspersky Lab, Intoto, Mail Filters, Mailshell, McAfee, Message Labs, PC Tools, Sunbelt Software and Threat Metrix. Additionally, open source applications include: Snort, Clam AV, DSPAM, and Apache Spam Assassin. These application partners join Sensory Networks' core technology and appliance partners, including Xilinx, Intel, Nexcom, Lanner and Advantech.

Sensory Networks said it no longer makes sense for appliance designers to develop and integrate all of these applications in-house and that general purpose architectures simply cannot provide the necessary processing power while meeting the price/performance benchmarks sought by the market. Sensory's NodalCore acceleration technology off-loads application vendors from speed constraints and allows them to focus on their core competencies and features.

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