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May 15, 2009

NetQuest Rolls Out Vail 10-Gigabit Network Interface Card Adapter

NetQuest Corporation, manufacturer of test and monitoring access solutions, has reportedly introduced Vail 10-Gigabit Network Interface Card (NIC (News - Alert)) adapter, belonging to company’s PINNICLETM family of NIC adapters.
According to the company, the PINNICLE family is specifically designed to help optimize the performance of high-speed monitoring platforms by off-loading and pre-processing the traffic for more efficient use by the host.
Each member of the family operates at its specified full line rate with zero packet loss, making PINNICLE NICs an excellent choice for mission critical applications like intrusion detection, performance monitoring, and interception, says the company.
Vail’s features include time stamping, filtering, data slicing, and tagging. It enables system developers to leverage standards-based computing platforms for networking applications and also help in decreasing development time for system developers, enabling resources to focus on application-layer functionality.
“As our telecom, enterprise and government customers are now moving to 10-Gig, system developers are being squeezed to access increased amounts of data while also increasing the network intelligence they can extract from that data,” said Jesse Price, vice president of marketing for NetQuest (News - Alert).
He added, “Vail ensures applications can take full advantage of the computing platform’s advanced processing features by off-loading the resource during the time/performance consuming data acquisition process.”
Officials at NetQuest said that, Vali is an ideal resource for companies developing commerical probes as well as those using open source applications like Snort® and Wireshark to expand their addressable market by providing their applications with access to a wide range of WAN and LAN interfaces.
It’s PCI-X and PCIe bus architectures and easy-to-use drivers integrates easily in to a monitoring platform to reduce time and to lower development cost.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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