Monday, January 16, 2012

Sensory Networks introduces DPI Software for Low-end Device Market

Sensory Networks has extended and optimized its "HyperScan" pattern matching and deep packet inspection (DPI) acceleration software to provide high-speed content inspection on a range of low-cost, low-power processors used in networking and security products. The HyperScan pattern matching software has now been optimized for Intel Atom, Broadcom MIPS and ARM architectures. The DPI technology can now be extended to SMB and SOHO products that include Wi-Fi routers, Firewalls, IPS/IDS, UTM appliances and other network access devices.

“We now have several customer engagements where HyperScan is being used for DPI in low-end and ultra low-end devices, said Sab Gosal, CEO for Sensory Networks. “The low-end market segment has become so cost sensitive that equivalent hardware solutions simply cannot meet the price/performance requirements.�?

"HyperScan scales well to this class of device, delivering 400-500Mbps of scanning throughput per core, for a range of IPS and Anti-Virus use-cases, using a 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ 230 processor", said Geoff Langdale, CTO of Sensory Networks. "Content inspection throughput improvements on resource challenged machines are only one part of our advantage. We have also aggressively reduced compiled byte code size and provided the ability to serialize and cross-compile pattern databases across different architectures. This ensures that it is practical to use our DPI technology for devices with very low provisioning of memory, storage and CPU cycles".