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Full Throughput In-line Support at 1-100G

Create powerful and flexible in-line security solutions on COTS standard servers

Perfect traffic flow – no bottlenecks

Napatech FPGA SmartNICs now offer in-line support with 128 TX streams for all network speeds, from 1-100G, with no bottlenecks. Even with 64 byte packets. The new feature set is uniquely suited for CPU-demanding applications and ideal for bump-in-the-wire security solutions, including:

  • Secure Web Gateways
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Web Content Filtering
  • Boundary Advanced Threat Detection (ATD)
  • Policy Enforcement Systems
  • Firewalls

Build your own packet broker with zero packet loss

The in-line functionality also contains Napatech’s industry-leading zero packet loss properties. This provides unique possibilities for creating rack-scale multi-box systems for demanding packet capture applications, allowing organizations to build their own packet broker or load balancer solutions.

Powerful multi-stage capabilities

Due to its guaranteed zero packet loss capabilities, the in-line functionality not only provides the perfect outset for simple load balancing – it also allows enrichment of each packet with meta-data which enables efficient pre-processing and ensures that the packets can be intelligently cascaded across several devices for further in-depth processing, e.g. DPI, filtering, etc.

The typical in-line scenario using a single SmartNIC with two ports. This is applicable with speeds up to 2x40G. 4-port FPGA SmartNICs can be used in scenarios where two links need to be connected, e.g. for failover connections.

For use cases that require full 2x100G it is necessary to use two PCIe slots to transfer 100G to the server. This scenario is supported by using two NT100E3 FPGA SmartNICs.

In-line Features

  • Full throughput bidirectional Rx/Tx up to 100G link speed for any packet size
  • Multi-core processing support with up to 128 Rx/Tx streams per SmartNIC
  • Customizable hash-based load distribution
  • Efficient zero copy roundtrip from Rx to Tx
  • Single bit flip selection to discard or forward each individual packet
  • Typical 50 us roundtrip latency from Rx to Tx fiber

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Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Napatech FPGA SmartNICs capture data from networks at high speed and high volume using patented packet capture technology. With a portfolio that scales from 1 to 100G, we provide faster, more efficient data delivery and enable real-time insight into network traffic.

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