Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cavium Offers "TurboDPI" Deep Packet Inspection Software

Cavium Networks introduced its "TurboDPI" off-the-shelf, multi-function security software optimized for its OCTEON II processors, enabling network equipment manufacturers to more easily integrate DPI features such as protocol analysis, application recognition, intrusion prevention, anti-malware protection, URL Filtering, unified threat management, antivirus gateways, subscriber charging, application aware QOS and service level agreements, usage monitoring and preventing denial of service.

Cavium said its TurboDPI software can be utilized inline or out of band to detect hundreds of protocols including Internet (HTTP, FTP etc), Email (IMAP, POP3, SMTP etc.), Web 2.0 (Facebook, Myspace, etc), Multimedia (Flash, Quicktime, YouTube, etc), Peer to Peer (Bittorrent, eDonkey, etc) and Voice and Messaging (Skype, GoogleTalk, Yahoo, etc). The software is highly customizable using a number of configurable detection engines for signature, heuristics and ports and also supports flow based detection. It is also extensible via customer plug-ins during design stage or in the field.

"As well as providing architectural, development and performance services, we now offer a complete ready to go DPI solution, not just APIs and toolkits, that can analyze the data stream to help identify protocols and applications, inappropriate URLs, intrusion attempts or malware, all in a single pass thru the data," said Safa Alkateb, general manager, Cavium Solutions and Services, "TurboDPI utilizes our advanced deep packet inspection acceleration hardware that is built into every one of our OCTEON II processors to enable our customers to quickly and seamlessly add DPI to their equipment for the first time or turbocharge their existing DPI designs."