Napatech Announces Multi-Gigabit Programmable Traffic Analyzer NIC

Jan 05, 2005, 00:00 ET from Napatech

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ --
 Napatech ( today announced the immediate availability of the
 CARD.  The 8x1 Gigabit NT8FT Traffic Analyzer NIC is the most powerful and the
 only fully programmable traffic analyzer NIC available on the market today,
 allowing traffic filtering at 8 Gbps.  The NT8FT Traffic Analyzer NIC is based
 on the industry standard PCI-X interface and compliant with most platforms.
     "The new Traffic Analyzer NIC enables our OEM-customers to implement fully
 customized HW-accelerated traffic analyzer solutions very effectively as their
 existing software and hardware can be fully or partly reused, and made to
 scale to future demands of end customers," says Thomas Jorgensen, Vice
 President of Sales at Napatech.  "The Traffic Analyzer NIC is already deployed
 in production networks and proven its worth.  The fully programmable platform
 provides both Napatech and our customers with the ability to rapidly and
 continuously add features and update the solutions in the field."
     The Traffic Analyzer NIC includes features like packet filtering, packet
 tracing and high precision time stamping all done in HW allowing packet
 processing at up to 8 Gbps line speeds.  Systems with multiple cards will be
 able to support line speed on all cards and ports.  The feature set includes
 64 fully programmable filters, Linux driver and programming interface in
 source code.  The 64 filters can be combined with Boolean operations.  Another
 key feature is high precision time stamping.  The NIC is capable of making up
 to 1 billion filter lookups per second.  Because of the flexible and effective
 filtering, the host application can concentrate on the specialized traffic
 analysis rather than on filtering and discarding irrelevant traffic.
     Availability & Configurations
     The Napatech products are immediately available through Napatech for OEM
 sales only.  Pricing information can be obtained directly from Napatech.
     The programmable Traffic Analyzer NIC is available in the following
 hardware configurations:
      NT4ET   4-port electrical NIC
      NT4FT   4-port optical NIC
      NT8ET   8-port electrical NIC
      NT8FT   8-port optical NIC
      NT4E4FT 4-port electrical and 4-port optical NIC
     Traffic Analyzer kit -- A development kit which provides the customer with
 a fully workable plug-and-play solution and test platform.  The development
 kit contains 1 PC installed with 1 NT4E4FT (4x1G Electrical port + 4x1 G
 optical port NIC), Linux driver (including source code) and custom application
 examples plus one extra NT4E4FT Traffic Analyzer NIC.
     About Napatech
     Founded in 2003, Napatech is focused on programmable Ethernet adapters.
 The core idea is off-loading real-time traffic and payload analysis
 applications traditionally implemented in software or proprietary hardware.
 Napatech expects a huge growth in the demand for intelligent and programmable
 adapters as Ethernet speeds increase.  The current PC architecture limits the
 amount of bandwidth that can be handled by the PCI bus and CPU/memory.
 Napatech has marketing and R&D offices in Mountain View, California and
 Copenhagen, Denmark.
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