Vineyard Networks Joins EEMBC to Develop Deep Packet Inspection Benchmarks

Aug 02, 2012, 08:00 ET from EEMBC

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Vineyard Networks, a leader in next-generation Deep Packet Inspection technology, has joined the consortium's DPIBench working group. The working group is focused on creation of a comprehensive, credible, and equitable benchmark suite to measure the performance of firewall and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances. Vineyard Networks' membership in EEMBC will allow the company to utilize DPIBench, to validate performance of its solutions.

EEMBC was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help ensure predictable performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of applications and disciplines. DPIBench is a complete system benchmark that measures throughput and validates the efficacy of DPI appliances.

"As a leading developer of DPI technology integrated with leading firewall and UTM appliances to networking and telecom vendors around the world, Vineyard Networks is a valuable addition to our membership," said Markus Levy, EEMBC President. "Vineyard Networks' experience in this industry will help ensure that DPIBench delivers rock-solid performance testing and validation."

"Development of a validated method for measuring DPI throughput is a critical industry need. Currently, most vendors use proprietary benchmarks to establish their metrics, making it impossible to reliably and consistently compare DPI solutions," said Josh Zieske, Vice President of Technical Operations for Vineyard Networks. "We look forward to contributing our expertise to help EEMBC standardize its DPIBench. Our work together will go a long way towards helping our customers build next-generation firewall solutions, Layer 7 WAN optimization controllers and application delivery controllers on a variety of routing, switching and wireless platforms."

EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops industry-standard benchmarks to test embedded processors and systems such as smart phones and network firewall appliances. EEMBC's benchmark development work is supported by yearly member dues and license fees. Further information is available at

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About Vineyard Networks
Vineyard Networks delivers next-generation Deep Packet Inspection technology to network infrastructure vendors around the world. Vineyard's NAVL DPI engine is an OEM solution powering today's application aware platforms, from next-generation Firewalls to Mobile Telco Gateways. NAVL inspects and analyzes network data in real-time providing accurate detection of today's most popular applications with the ability to extract metadata and application attributes from the network traffic. For more, please visit