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Napatech Secures Design Win With Axellio

Napatech’s SmartNICs Deliver Intelligent Networking to PacketXpress high-speed monitoring and analysis platform

Press Release

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – June 17, 2020 – Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of reconfigurable computing platforms, today announced that its FPGA-based SmartNIC software and hardware have been selected by Axellio, Inc. to deliver the 100 Gbps intelligent networking solution that powers their industry-leading high-speed monitoring and analysis platform for network and security operations, the PacketXpress™ APX-2000.

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PacketXpress allows for reliable, high-speed intake, processing, and storage with no loss for up to 100Gbps with days’ or even weeks’ worth of storage capacity. Through rate-controlled playout, PacketXpress extends the useful life of analysis and monitoring infrastructure by avoiding oversubscription for either onboard or external applications while providing pre- and post-event data extraction in near real time.

Axellio’s FabricXpress platform includes Napatech to assist their solution in delivering superior performance, economics, capacity, scalability, space and power usage, and flexibility. Axellio has integrated Napatech’s FPGA-based SmartNIC software and hardware for high-performance capture and playback capable of 100 Gbps with nanosecond-precision replay.

Dave Gustavsson, chief technology officer, Axellio, said: “Napatech’s feature-rich SmartNIC software and hardware easily integrated into our solution to meet the demanding performance requirements we have for throughput, latency, scalability and cost. We now have a powerful multi- purpose solution capable of simultaneous packet capture and playback, even during the heaviest of traffic loads.”

Jarrod J.S. Siket, chief marketing officer Napatech, said: “Axellio’s FabricXpress packs a big punch in an incredibly small package, offering advanced networking, storage and compute processing in a low-latency, high-bandwidth, 2U form factor. We are grateful to partner with Axellio and look forward to continuing to work with them as they provide network designers with an exciting edge computing platform that is more powerful, smaller and more cost-effective than competitive offerings.”

About Napatech
Napatech helps companies to reimagine their business by bringing hyperscale computing benefits to IT organizations of every size. We enhance open and standard virtualized servers to boost innovation and release valuable computing resources that improve services and increase revenue. Our reconfigurable computing platformTM is based on a broad set of FPGA software for leading IT compute, network and security applications that are supported on a wide array of FPGA hardware designs. Additional information is available at:

About Axellio
Axellio was spun-out from X-IO in 2018, developing innovative storage array solutions for over 20 years. Axellio’s PacketXpress pioneering approach to packet capture, storage, and analysis provides a high-speed, real-time monitoring and forensic analysis appliance, providing rapid access to packet-level data pre- and post-event reliably. Axellio enables network and security operations as well as cybersecurity teams in commercial enterprises and in the defense industry. To learn more, visit

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Katrina Porter, Nadel Phelan

Investor Relations
Heine Thorsgaard
Chief Financial Officer, Napatech

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