24 January 2012
Kontron 10-core DPI AdvancedMC module designed for high bandwidth LTE network security applications.
Kontron has announced that the second generation of the Kontron AMC Packet Processor module AM4211 for MicroTCA platforms is now available with the Cavium 10-core OCTEON II cn6645 series.
For telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs), this AMC module represents a 40% increase in performance for any new designs of security and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), network applications for SNOW 3G and KASUMI, TCP/IP packet processing acceleration and QoS that are integrated into eNodeB base stations and other types of network security and test and measurement applications for LTE networks.
The combination of Cavium hardware acceleration engines and production-ready Cavium TurboDPI software ensures that the Kontron AM4211 is available as an ‘out-of-the-box’ DPI card for application system developers who require 10GbE wire-speed performance of various deep packet inspection (DPI) functions. This includes five main DPI categories: protocol analysis/application recognition; anti-malware/anti-virus; application performance management; network intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS); and URL filtering.
In addition to MicroTCA platform design considerations, the Kontron AMC Packet Processor module AM4211 can also be used in combination with full-scale AdvancedTCA blades as a co-processor network interface controller (NIC) card, scalable with 14-slot AdvancedTCA platforms, such as the Kontron Open Modular Core Platform OM9141-10G.
“Demand for network security & DPI across carrier and data centre infrastructure is strong,” said Marc Leclaire, AMC, MicroTCA, ATCA Switch product manager at Kontron. “We have worked in close collaboration with Cavium to be the first to give OEM and TEM security equipment clients the right DPI hardware and software tools on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware platforms. This ensures they can streamline their system-level designs to offer market-leading performance with the lowest cost of ownership.”
YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group at Cavium, added: “The move to cloud-based SaaS services and increasing smart phone data traffic are putting tremendous pressure on network equipment vendors to integrate more sophisticated security and deep-packet-inspection features into their network applications. Integration of our market-leading, high-performance, 10-core OCTEON II processor, our production-ready TurboDPI software and very flexible I/O options onto a single Kontron AMC module makes for a very compelling, complete, fast-to-market security and DPI solution that can easily scale in performance, cost, and power requirements.”
The Kontron AMC Packet Processor module AM4211 is available now.
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