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July 25, 2012

Emulex OneConnect Network Xceleration Offering Incorporated with Suricata

Emulex (News - Alert) Corporation, in association with Myricom, has incorporated Emulex's latest OneConnect 10Gb Ethernet or 10GbE Network Xceleration offering with Myricom’s (News - Alert) powered FastStack Sniffer10G application acceleration software.

This incorporated offering is now completely attuned with the most recent release of the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) open source Suricata engine. Apart from offering higher rules processing performance, this incorporated offering ensures that the packet drop rates are lowered.

This combination of technologies also enhances server consumption for Intrusion (News - Alert) Detection or IDS/Intrusion Prevention or IPS implementations based on the Suricata engine.

"Intrusion detection and prevention at 10GbE rates is becoming increasingly important to large enterprises today because the risk of malicious attacks by industry predators is on the upswing and protecting the availability of data continues to be a business critical requirement,” said Shaun Walsh, SVP of Marketing and Business Development, Emulex. “Emulex's OneConnect Network Xceleration solution with FastStack Sniffer10G is the only standard 10GbE Network Interface Card (NIC (News - Alert)) that can offer multiple buffer support for Suricata. This leads to a gain of up to two times the rules processing performance over standard NICs, resulting in increased system security."

FastStack Sniffer 10G not only enhances rules processing, but offers increased susceptibility protection with fewer packet drop rates. FastStack Sniffer 10G provides enhanced server usage and is able to aggregate a minimum of 10GbE capture feeds per system.

"The integration of FastStack Sniffer10G packet capture/injection technology with Suricata enables customers to achieve higher performance, cost-effective IDS/IPS solutions for their security applications,” said Dr. Nan Boden, CEO, Myricom. “FastStack Sniffer10G is a clear example of Myricom's expertise in vertical market applications and our ability to deliver networking solutions that meet critical market requirements."

According to OISF president, Matt Jonkman, Emulex and Myricom help OISF to fulfill the customer system incorporation requirements. OISF can therefore offer an affordable complete life-cycle support for OISF open source offerings.

The finest overall network security offerings are driven by the strong affiliations between government, industry and the open source community, according to Jonkman, as is evident from the incorporation of FastStack Sniffer10G and Suricata.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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