Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sensory Networks Releases DPI Software for Cavium's Octeon II Processors

Sensory Networks announced availability of its HyperScan engine with optimized support for the OCTEON II MIPS64 multi-core processor series from Cavium. The new release of HyperScan supports dual-core to 32-core OCTEON II processors, and when benchmarked with a database of complex regular expressions, targeted at intrusion prevention from a tier-1 equipment vendor, delivered Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) throughput of 3Gbps using just two OCTEON II cores, while also capable of delivering over 40Gbps on a 32-core OCTEON II processor with linear scalability.

HyperScan is a portable software pattern matching engine intended for integration into networking and security OEM platforms. The engine supports a wide range of applications that rely on pattern matching tasks, whether it is scanning for just a single pattern, or a large database comprising hundreds of thousands of patterns. The engine also supports a broad range of regular expression constructs and provides powerful cross-packet inspection functionality.

“We've made tremendous progress in making HyperScan agnostic to any type of CPU architecture and operating system, while ensuring solid DPI performance and scalability,�? said Sab Gosal, CEO of Sensory Networks. “While support for the OCTEON II processor series enables us to meet our customers' immediate needs, we look forward to continuing to work with Cavium on further advancing the HyperScan-OCTEON II solution.�?

“The content inspection performance and linear scalability, delivered by Sensory Networks' HyperScan, is most impressive and much needed in a market where demand for DPI-driven applications such as security, URL filtering and application recognition is growing rapidly,�? said John Bromhead, Director of Product Marketing at Cavium. “We are pleased to see Sensory optimizing their software on our market-leading OCTEON II processors for the emerging market place.�?http://www.sensorynetworks.com