Monday, February 15, 2010

Telefónica's Project Haiku Targets User Micro-services

Telefónica
is developing an open application engine that allows users to create micro-services on mobile devices without any prior knowledge of programming or specialized tools.


The Project Haiku concept, which was presented at last month's Mobile World Congress, allows users to add mobile capabilities such as localization, images, music, recordings, video, micro-payments, etc, to micro-services. The idea is to allow users to create and publish a small app that takes advantage of the carrier's network and pay processing capabilities.


Telefónica said Project Haiku will enhance real-time interaction between users and allow them to make micro-payments to each other. The movistar micro-service is being developed by Telefónica R+D, in collaboration with
Telefónica España.


Examples of possible micro-services include personal ads and ads for geolocalized professionals (e.g. an English teacher offering private classes in a specific area) or interactive online messaging (e.g. attaching comments to a photo published on a micro-service), all allowing micropayments to be made between users.


Telefónica will carry out a pilot test with movistar customers in 2010.http://http://

Times: EU Set to Approve Orange UK + T-Mobile Merger

The European Commission is expected to approve the proposed merger between Orange UK and T-Mobile. according to The Sunday Times. The joint venture would have 30 million customers, making it the largest mobile operator in the UK.


In November 2009, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom signed the final agreement to combine their UK operations, T-Mobile and Orange, into a 50:50 joint venture company. The deal was first announced on 8 September 2009http://business.timesonline.co.uk

Sensory Extends its Pattern Matching Software for Security Applications

Sensory Networks, which specializes in pattern matching and acceleration software technology, has extended its "HyperScan" engine to support a new line of security applications including Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and data parsing for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).


Sensory's HyperScan has been benchmarked delivering 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. The goal is to adapt they HyperScan engine to new security applications.


HyperScan is a high-speed L4-L7 pattern matching software library that fully supports regular expressions and enables performance tuning for even the most unique pattern sets and largest databases. The product is intended for platforms such as appliances, routers, servers and switches.


"DLP and SIEM are among fastest growing segments of the information security market," said Sab Gosal, CEO of Sensory Networks. "As demand, and the level of sophistication, of DLP and SIEM-based applications continue to grow, so does the respective database of patterns that need to be scanned and processed without impacting performance."


http://www.sensorynetworks.comhttp://

ITU Forecasts 5 Billion Mobile Users This Year

The ITU expects the number of mobile cellular subscriptions globally to reach five billion in 2010. The figure reached 4.6 million by the end of 2009. In addition, the ITU expects to see the number of mobile broadband subscriptions exceed one billion globally during 2010, having topped 600 million by the end of 2009.


"Even during an economic crisis, we have seen no drop in the demand for communications services," says ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré, taking part in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, "and I am confident that we will continue to see a rapid uptake in mobile cellular services in particular in 2010, with many more people using their phones to access the Internet."http://www.itu.inthttp://

Huawei Demonstrates LTE-Advanced at 600 Mbps

At Mobile World Congress, Huawei Technologies is showing downlinks of up to 600 Mbps using multi-carrier aggregation and high-order MIMO technology in an LTE-Advanced system.


LTE-Advanced is currently being standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as a major enhancement of 3GPP Long Term Evolution. LTE-Advanced will include key features such as worldwide functionality and roaming, compatibility of services, interoperability with other radio access systems, and enhanced peak data rates to support advanced services and applications (100 Mbps for high and 1 Gbps for low mobility).


Huawei said its LTE-Advanced system incorporates Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) Reception and Transmission, with which signals from a wireless device are received from several coordinated base stations. This function could optimize network design without employing more antennas.

Huawei's LTE-Advanced solution also features PCC (Policy Charging and Control) based on SAE (System Architecture Evolution), which allows oerators to manage bandwidth utilization while optimizing valuable end-user experience.


Wan Biao, President of Wireless, Huawei, said: "This milestone heralds the industry is moving towards the Giga-bits era of mobile broadband. Huawei is committed to accelerating the commercialization and adoption of LTE technology through continuously offering solutions to reduce the per-bit cost and improve the profitability for operators worldwide."http://www.huawei.comhttp://

Huawei Shows HSPA+ Android Smartphone

At Mobile World Congress, Huawei is showcasing the first Android phone with HSPA+ connectivity supporting downlink speeds up to 14 Mbps. The U8800 uses the Android 2.1 operating system and will feature a 3.8-inch wide screen. The U8800 smartphone will be commercially available in the third quarter of 2010.


Huawei also showed three other Android devices: a youth-oriented smartphone, an entry level smartphone and a 7" touch-screen tablet.
http://www.huawei.comhttp://

KPN Names Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs as Strategic Adviser

KPN has selected Bell Labs to advise on a network and business transformation program. Specifically, Bell Labs will work with KPN to further develop strategic technology roadmaps that provide a systematic approach to network transformation. Bell Labs will also advise on business scenarios. Alcatel-Lucent said this engagement is part of an ongoing relationship around transformational services. Financial terms were not disclosed.
http://www.alcatel-lucent.comhttp://

Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Enters MDM with WDSGlobal Alliance

Alcatel-Lucent's Motive division, which provides broadband device management solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with WDSGlobal to provide end-to-end mobile device management solution.


The joint solution will help automate and remotely manage key customer care processes throughout the mobile device lifecycle -- from activation and configuration, to firmware and application updates and technical support.
The companies said their goal is to provide mobile operators with the tools they need to deal with the high-cost of supporting thousands of different mobile phone models. In particular, the complexity of smartphones is driving a spike in customer support calls to the mobile operator. According to their analysis, 47% of smartphone technical support calls relate to configuration. Resolving these issues takes the technical support staff an average 18 minutes at an average cost of US$25 per call. In addition, 15% of all mobile phones are returned in first 30 days even though the majority of these devices are not faulty -- just difficult to configure.


The Motive-WDSGlobal mobile device management solution will help mobile operators reduce customer support expenses by providing:

  • A library of device management capabilities and specifications, providing immediate interoperability with the increasing number of mobile devices


  • A library of email settings resulting in accurate configuration of subscribers' email services on mobile devices


  • Automatic device detection, identification and configuration without subscriber interaction


  • Service-oriented provisioning based on subscriber, device and purchased services


  • Enhanced assisted service tools for the help desk that intelligently guide Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) through the entire triage, diagnosis and problem resolution process


  • Self-service tools that drive call avoidance by allowing consumers to self-manage routine tasks via a web portal, IVR or their mobile device


"Broadband is quickly going mobile, making it the perfect time for mobile operators to capitalize on the consumer appetite for new products and services. However, to succeed in tapping into this opportunity mobile operators need the right tools," said David Stevenson, Head of Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Product Division.
http://www.motive.com
http://www.wdsglobal.com/

Lantiq Completes Metalink Acquisition -- WLAN

Lantiq completed its acquisition of WLAN related assets and intellectual property (IP) from Israel-based Metalink Ltd. The deal includes patents, technology, and more than 50 engineers in the Middle East and Asia who will continue to drive innovation in the WLAN market. Also, Lantiq has established a new WLAN-related technical competence center in Yakum, Israel, as part of this acquisition.


Metalink's WLANPLUS is a high-throughput, 802.11n-draft-compliant wireless LAN technology optimized for the networked home entertainment environment. Featuring advanced MIMO technology and full support of QoS, and operating in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, WLANPLUS enables multi-room networking of multiple high-definition video streams.


Lantiq is a leader in the Access Network and CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) markets, and through this acquisition, it will broaden its presence in the digital home with the strengthening of its wireless portfolio. In addition to reference designs, first ICs produced in 65nanometer process technology are already sampling and will be available for mass production in spring 2010.
http://www.lantiq.comhttp://
  • In November 2009, Lantiq began operations as independent company. The new entity was created through the sale of Infineon Technologies Wireline business unit to US-based investor Golden Gate Capital.

Broadcom Announces Multi-Line DSL for Ethernet-based Backhauling

Broadcom announced a new chipset for Ethernet-based wireless and wired backhauling applications, as well as Ethernet-based business applications.


The new Broadcom BCM96519 is a multi-line DSL terminal solution that implements multi-mode ADSL2+/VDSL2, vectoring and channel bonding technologies. Broadcom claims the device could be to significantly increase the capacity of Ethernet connectivity over copper, almost 10-fold, with rates approaching 1 Gbps speed.


Broadcom said its BCM96519 delivers more network capacity at a better cost than legacy T1/E1 and G.SHDSL systems in transport and access networks. It also provides better spectral compatibility with co-located ADSL and VDSL2 loops when compared to legacy E1/T1 or G.SHDSL technologies, and in turn, provides better overall connectivity rates and capacity for a given cable binder.


For basic service provider requirements, the BCM96519 supports ITU-T standard compliant 992.3 ADSL2, 992.5 ADSL2+ and 993.2 VDSL2 protocols with additional support for 998.1 ATM bonding and 998.2 PTM bonding, up to 8 lines.
To increase capacity, the BCM96519 supports ITU-T G.998.4 compliant physical layer retransmission and G.993.5 vectored VDSL. For carrier grade voice transmission and other timing sensitive applications to share the same backhaul links together with mobile broadband data and video transmission, the BCM96519 supports a high precision and innovative network timing recovery subsystem.


The new chipset connects to the company's widely deployed BladeRunnerfamily of DSL central office and Fiber-to-the-Node, Fiber-to-the-Curb or Fiber-to-the-Building chipsets. Broadcom is also announcing a production-ready reference design platform and associated firmware for the new chipset.
http://www.broadcom.comhttp://

Aircell Appoints President and CEO

Aircell, which specializes in airborne communications, announced the appointment of Michael J. Small to President and CEO of the company. Ron LeMay, current President and CEO, will return to the position of Chairman of the Board previously held prior to July 24, 2009.


Mr. Small recently served as CEO of Centennial Communications. Prior to joining Centennial, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 360 Degrees Communications Company from 1995 to 1998.


Over the past year, Aircell has steadily increased the daily number of airplanes deployed with Gogo® Inflight Internet service, and today is providing service on more than 717 commercial aircraft, with commitments from a total of nine airlines. Aircell recently crossed its two millionth customer milestone and is poised to continue its accelerated growth into the future.
http://www.aircell.comhttp://

Aricent and Wintegra Collaborate on LTE

Aricent and Wintegra are collaborating on a joint LTE eNodeB testing solution. The solution will integrate software and components from both companies, and is designed to accelerate the product development cycle of telecommunications equipment manufacturers' LTE infrastructure as carriers' deployment windows draw near. The integrated IODT platform is being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress 2010 and showcases end-to-end connectivity with an LTE CPE.


Aricent's LTE software frameworks will be integrated with Wintegra's Layer 2 software and silicon to deliver a harmonized solution capable of high performance testing of eNodeB platforms from leading telecom equipment vendors. This joint approach was designed to help telecommunications equipment manufacturers reduce testing complexity and shorten time to market for a wide variety of LTE eNodeB products including pico, micro and macrocell base stations.


Aricent's LTE software frameworks interface seamlessly to either Wintegra's internal MIPS based host processor or to an external host processor through Wintegra's Application Programming Interface (API). This combination emulates complete LTE Base Station functionality and security including key features such as Robust Header Compression (RoHC), Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) and Snow3G over-the-air security.
http://www.aricent.comhttp://

Beceem to Build Integrated 4G LTE/WiMAX Chip

Beceem Communications announced plans for a single chip that integrates both LTE and WiMAX technology. The BCS500 multi-mode chip will support the latest revisions of the IEEE 802.16 standard, namely 16e and 16m, as well as the 3GPP-LTE standard, based on Release 8 specifications. It is the only device chip to support UE Class 4 capabilities. In addition, it will support both TDD and FDD configurations for LTE and IEEE 802.16m, even enabling real-time band/channel reconfiguration through a unique multi-mode "autosense" feature that automatically detects the network type. Beceem expects to begin sampling in Q4 2010 with mass production in Q2 2011.
http://www.beceem.com/

Telegent and Brightstar Show "Soccer TV" Phone

Telegent Systems and Brightstar announced a partnership to offer a low-cost handset that delivers live, free-to-air broadcast TV to Latin American and African consumers prior to this summer's 2010 soccer World Cup in South Africa.


Brightstar's Avvio 505 device, which incorporates Telegent's free-to-air analog mobile TV receiver, will provide consumers on the go with an affordable way to view this summer's soccer matches.


The Avvio handset is designed with the customized colors and flags of those countries participating in the World Cup. In addition to voice, SMS, TV and FM radio, the device features a 2.0 inch screen, measures 43X101X13.3mm, and delivers 240 minutes of continuous talk time. The TV and FM radio features, enabled by Telegent's mobile TV receiver, provide consumers with one-button mobile access to live, free-to-air analog television and radio broadcasts.
http://www.telegent.com
http://www.brightstarcorp.com

Verizon Wireless to Offer Skype on Smartphones

At a press conference at Mobile World Congress, Verizon Wireless and Skype announced a deal to bring Skype to Verizon Wireless smartphones starting next month.


This will allow Verizon Wireless users with data plans to call around the globe with Skype, while also giving hundreds of millions of Skype users around the world the opportunity to communicate with friends, family and business colleagues in the United States using Verizon Wireless.


Specifically, Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans can use Skype mobile make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user; call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates; send and receive instant messages to other Skype users; and remain always connected with the ability to see friends' online presence.


Initial devices supported include the BlackBerry Storm 9530, Storm2 9550, Curve 8330, Curve 8530, 8830 World Edition and Tour 9630 smartphones, as well as DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS by HTC and Motorola DEVOUR.


"Skype mobile on Verizon Wireless changes the game. For Verizon Wireless' more than 90 million customers, Skype mobile adds great value because we're effectively giving customers with smartphones and data plans the option to extend their unlimited calling community to hundreds of millions of Skype users around the globe. And you're not limited to using a single type of phone; we'll have nine smartphones ready right at launch in March," said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
http://www.verizonwireless.com
http://www.skype.com

MWC Keynote: Google Says 60,000 Android Devices Ship Per Day

The number of Android-powered devices, including netbooks and smartphones, has risen to over 60,000 per day, said Google CEO Eric Schmidt, in a keynote address at Mobile World Congress.


Micro-blogging and social networking tools will drive the rapid rollout of sensory-based online services, according to Schmidt. For example, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing has established an hourly Twitter update that posts air-quality information at its location. These types of automated information feeds can now be easily established. Google also demonstrated how sensory data can be tied into Search. A mobile phone running Google Goggles was used to photograph text from a German menu. The Google engine used OCR to convert it into text and then translate it to English.


Google also demonstrated Adobe Flash running on Android.
http://www.mobileworldlive.com
http://www.google.com

Alcatel-Lucent Opens Cloud-based Developer Sandbox

Alcatel-Lucent introduced a new cloud based developer platform to make it easier for service providers to open their networks for application developers.



Specifically, the cloud-based developer platform, which builds on the Alcatel-Lucent Application Exposure Suite announced in December, provides tools to build, test, manage and distribute applications across networks, including television, broadband Internet and mobile.


Alcatel-Lucent said a key advantage of its approach is that it allows service providers to securely expose their unique network APIs to more developers than ever before.


Significantly, this API aggregation and bundling model enables application revenue sharing to benefit developers, service providers and enterprises alike. The model bundles a collection of two or more APIs/Web services that developers can use to create a new application. The approach gives developers access to new smart API bundles without requiring burdensome upfront API fees that until now have been a major pain point for developers.


Among the new tools are a virtual sandbox and a dashboard.

  • The Virtual Sandbox allows developers to simulate, test and verify new applications across service provider networks for delivery across a wide range of platforms.


  • The Dashboard offers developers real-time business analysis of application activity, API statistics, costs and the revenue potential of applications. Using the dashboard, developers can explore the various business model options associated with a given service and make an educated determination about its relative value and revenue potential before committing significant time or expense to creating the application. It also can be used to track the success metrics of an application over time.


"We're in this to help everyone in the application ecosystem make money," said Johnson Agogbua, head of Application Enablement solutions for Alcatel-Lucent. "The research we've done with more than 1,000 developers shows that the bundled approach to aggregation could drive up an API's value by 200-300 percent versus its value on its own. It also shows that developers want to participate in API revenue sharing and have access to service provider analytics."http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/application_enablementhttp://

Scaling Network Security Application Performance using Software Pattern Matching
















Network security
performance challenges





Application driven data continues to grow on a massive
scale, as does the importance of that data to its users. At
the same time, the task of protecting that is becoming
increasingly complex and challenging. Threats today come in
many varieties and seek to infiltrate systems through any
means possible. The entire network operation is vulnerable,
including the infrastructure, applications, data, and all of
the traffic that comes through. In a report issued on
February 2nd 2010, the Director of US National Intelligence
reported that cyber activity is occurring on an
unprecedented scale with extraordinary sophistication1. As
such, equipment vendors need to ensure their platforms and
applications are engineered accordingly to address these
challenges.


At the heart of most security applications, and a growing
number of networking applications, is pattern matching.
Often interpreted as deep packet inspection or content
inspection, pattern matching is the process of checking
(inspecting) data (packets) for the presence of the elements
of a given pattern. In the security world, patterns are
typically a set of signatures intended for the
identification of specific malware threats. While many
pattern matchers in the industry today are implemented with
simple sequential approaches, or as pieces of specialized
hardware, developers can now take advantage of powerful
software-based tools, such as those provided by Sensory
Networks that run on single or multi-core CPU (Central
Processing Units) architectures, to cost-effectively drive
and scale performance. As a result security processing power
can be significantly increased with minimal software change.


For resource-intensive applications, requiring high
performance, general-purpose multi-core processors, such as
the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 provide a highly
cost-effective solution, in meeting these fast-growing
requirements for scaling throughput and enabling more
sophisticated network security applications. These
processors are delivering much greater computing performance
with comparable power consumption and a similar form factor
to previous-generation single-core processors. Combining
these powerful processors with standards-based hardware and
software components, security and networking vendors are
developing solutions that obviate the need for specialized
hardware.


This paper describes Sensory Networks' HyperScan software
pattern matching solution and details the benchmarked
content scanning performance and scalability, when HyperScan
is used conjunction with a variety of tier-1 Vendors' IPS
(Intrusion Prevention Sub-system) signature databases
running on an Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 platform. Packet
processing solutions such as these are aimed primarily at
simplifying the designs and reducing the tools needed for
developing new products, while by helping programmers and
developers to migrate from single-core to multiprocessing
environments.


Sensory Networks' HyperScanTM:
Software Pattern Matching



HyperScan is a high-speed L4-L7 pattern matching software
library that fully supports regular expressions (‘Regex')
and enables performance tuning for even the most unique
pattern sets and largest databases. It comes with a simple
API (Application Programming Interface) and is highly
portable, running on x86, MIPS and PowerPC architectures and
on Linux, FreeBSD, VxWorks and Windows OS (Operating
Systems). The product is designed for easy integration into
platforms such as appliances, routers, servers and switches.
By virtue of it being a software library, HyperScan's
performance, scalability and flexibility directly translate
into substantial gains in packet processing intelligence,
price/performance and time-to-market advantage for
networking and security equipment vendors. The product is
provided under a simple license framework that is not only
cost-effective compared to alternative solutions, but also
allows equipment vendors to leverage the technology across
multiple product lines with just one integration cycle.




HyperScan scales throughput performance linearly, and in
some cases, super-linearly with the number of CPU cores, to
provide a pattern matching solution that leverages cache
memory to scan tens of thousands of patterns simultaneously.
HyperScan's patented algorithms go beyond the DFA
(Deterministic Finite state machine Automaton) and NFA
(Non-deterministic Finite state machine Automaton)
implementations typically used in the industry for pattern
matching, avoiding state blow-out and performance problems
each suffer. This is one of the reasons why running
HyperScan, software performance (in many cases) exceeds the
performance of equivalent customer hardware and silicon
solutions. HyperScan delivers full support for capturing
sub-expressions with the same semantics as libpcre (Perl
Compatible Regular Expression library), a capacity vital for
SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), log
management and advanced search applications. The software
can select among hundreds of regular expression-based rules
and capture important data fields as sub-expressions, at
well over 50,000 log events per second. Also for DLP (Data
Loss Prevention) and associated applications such as
fingerprinting, HyperScan delivers high-speed processing of
hundreds of thousands of literal data fragments. We are also
continuing to push performance and expand our regular
expression matching and capture facilities to support many
other powerful new features, including scanning UTF-8 and
UTF-16 (8- bit and 16-bit UCS /Unicode Transformation
Formats respectively), even in corrupted forms, as well as
approximate matching with edit distances, and efficient and
standardized detection of many obfuscation techniques.


Given a set of
patterns (signatures), HyperScan compiles them into an
optimized database that is able to efficiently match them
against data passed to it in large discrete buffers or as
packetized data streams. This facilitates a natural
integration into products that process streams of network
packets as well as those that have access to the complete
object to be scanned. All regular expressions in the
signature set are scanned for simultaneously, and matches
are returned to the application as they are found.



 




 
Benefits
of Software-based pattern matching





--       

Compared to hardware/co-processor
solutions, throughput performance is a lot more scalable and
linear/near-linear, per core/thread, in most cases.





--       

Highly portable and easier to integrate,
with OS and CPU architecture independence; provides
opportunity to upgrade units already installed in the field.





--       

Data is processed directly on the CPU: to
scan the data, simply execute some instructions, in the
address space, in the CPU thread.





--       

Low overhead: 





        

Compile time is typically less than 1sec





        

Bytecode size is typically 100K -- 1MB





        

Stream state size, memory usage





        

Low latency



Pattern Matching
Benchmarking Setup



For the purpose
of performance benchmarking the latest Intel® Xeon® 5500
processor, the HyperScan pattern matching software library
and a small benchmarking application were installed on a
dual-socket (8-core) Intel platform (Table 1) and run
against HTTP-based test traffic and using a complete set of
IPS signatures sourced from a leading (Tier-1) security
equipment vendor. 




 



The benchmarking
application used for these tests passed captured HTTP
traffic (from a PCAP capture file) through HyperScan,
recording the time spent actually matching traffic against
the signature database.  This data was scanned
packet-by-packet, simulating the behavior of a real network
application such as an IPS or a web proxy appliance. Data
was matched in ‘streaming mode' for cases where the threats
might be spread across multiple packets (streaming mode
allows detection of threats distributed across multiple
packets while keeping only a small fixed-size stream state),
and in ‘non-streaming mode' for threats that would be
contained within a single chunk of data such as URI (which
will typically need to be normalized, so that streaming mode
is unnecessary).



Given the
resource-intensive nature of intrusion prevention (IPS)
applications, patterns (signatures), sourced from a tier-1
IPS network security equipment vendor were used for the
benchmarking, and provided multiple variants of both
‘to-client'/‘to-server' and URI (Uniform Resource
Identifier) signatures. The entire signature set was
compiled into their runtime database within 4 seconds.  




Performance Results


Using Sensory's HyperScan
software, the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series (Nehalem)
platform was benchmarked with a throughput performance that
scales from 9Gbps to over 73Gbps depending on the IPS
signature workload (see Table 2 for more details). It was
also recorded that the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series
performs 22% faster clock-for-clock than the Intel® Xeon®
5400 Processor Series (Harperton).








It should be
noted that the throughput performance numbers published, in
Table 2 and Figure 4, above represent CPU packet
processing/throughput performance against commercial IPS
signatures. These numbers should not be interpreted as
end-end network IPS throughput performance.


As shown in Table 3 below,
HyperScan achieves near-linear scalability across the entire
thread count, especially from 1-8 threads being almost
perfect. 







Conclusion



Networking and
security equipment vendors are under pressure to speed up
development cycles and spin new products that address
emerging threats and the growing demand for performance.
They are looking for agile platforms that cost-effectively
provide predictable performance, scalability and high levels
of flexibility, especially seamless upgradability. This is
possible by adopting software-only solutions, such as
HyperScanTM from Sensory Networks that, are easy
to integrate and accelerate platform and application
performance. In contrast to custom silicon/co-processors and
alternative hardware-based acceleration solutions, a
high-speed software engine running directly on the main
platform CPU footprint creates a highly-simplified  solution
that, is not only more cost-effective, but is also easier to
manage.




References



1.      
Annual Threat
Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the Senate
Select Committee on Intelligence, Dennis C. Blair, Director
of National Intelligence, February 2, 2010.



2.      
Intel® and Xeon®
are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.











For More Information





For more
information on please visit our website


www.sensorynetworks.com
, or
contact Sab Gosal at


sgosal@sensorynetworks.com
.




About
Sensory Networks















Sensory
Networks is a leading OEM provider of high performance network
security acceleration technology. The company's NodalCore®
hardware acceleration products include a broad range of
chipsets, accelerated software libraries, PCI acceleration cards
and appliance platforms for Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware,
Content Filtering, Firewalls and Intrusion Detection/Prevention
systems. Sensory's products allow application developers and
network equipment vendors to build higher performance, more
accurate, broader coverage network security products without the
substantial cost and risk associated with development of
specialized hardware. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.,
Sensory Networks has regional offices in London, Sydney and
Beijing.






 


http://www.sensorynetworks.com

See also