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Napatech to Play Key Role in Shaping Suricata Development Roadmap

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Napatech Will Sponsor and Participate in Four Roadmap Meetings in November

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Nov. 11, 2020 – Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of reconfigurable computing platforms, today announced that the company will participate in and sponsor the Suricata roadmap meetings in November. Suricata will hold four 90-minute interactive sessions over two weeks: Nov. 10, 12, 17, and 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET.

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Each 90-minute session will focus on a specific area of Suricata’s roadmap: deployment; analyst, rules and protocols; developer: extending and accelerating; overflow and community discussion. Napatech’s vice president of field application engineering, Peter Sanders, will speak at the Nov. 17 meeting about “Stateful Flow Shunting in Suricata Utilizing SmartNIC Hardware Offload.”

Napatech has developed a hardware acceleration solution that alleviates the load on the server resources and accelerates the Suricata app so it can focus on its intended purpose: keeping networks secure. By shunting irrelevant traffic flows and forwarding only selected data to the app, Napatech SmartNICs ensure that Suricata performs to its highest standard.

Attending this event and having the opportunity to provide direct input into the roadmap gives Napatech the opportunity to help shape the roadmap and provide insight that will ultimately help joint customers and the industry. To register to take part in the virtual community brainstorming sessions, visit

Jarrod Siket, chief marketing officer, Napatech said: “We wholeheartedly support open source projects, as they offer an opportunity for many voices to be heard and for real innovation to occur. We have a strong history with Suricata, having developed a hardware acceleration solution that almost triples its performance. Napatech looks forward to continued involvement in this collaborative process that benefits all participants.”

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 platform™ 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:

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Katrina Porter, Nadel Phelan

Investor Relations
Heine Thorsgaard
Chief Financial Officer, Napatech

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