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TMCNet:  Solarflare to Demonstrate High Performance Security Application at RSA

[February 25, 2013]

Solarflare to Demonstrate High Performance Security Application at RSA

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Solarflare, the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O, today announced its demonstration of a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) for its ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE) platform at the RSA Conference. The demonstration will show that compared with a software based implementation an implementation of SNORT on the AOE FPGA-based application accelerator can deliver up to one order magnitude increase in detection rates while freeing up the host processor for other work, enabling the system to detect intrusions at sustained 10Gbps line rates. Moreover, since the AOE includes a standard 10GbE server network adapter PCIe card, the system enables the ubiquitous, decentralized security, any server in the network can now deliver accelerated NID services. The NIDs application was developed in collaboration with researchers at The Future Computing Technology Laboratory at Clemson University.
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Location:RSA Conference Moscone Center 747 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94103 Solarflare Booth #3214 Date and Time:Monday, February 25th, 2013 6:00 PM Host:Bruce Tolley, VP of Solutions Marketing, Solarflare About Bruce TolleyBruce Tolley is responsible for solutions and technical marketing at Solarflare for scale out networking applications. Prior to joining Solarflare, Tolley was a senior product line manager at Cisco Systems where he launched Layer 2/3/4, Metro Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit switching. Formerly Study Group Chair of the IEEE 802.3aq 10GBASE-LRM standards project, Tolley kicked off the 802 MACsec effort at Cisco, has been frequent contributor to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards projects, served as Director of the Ethernet Alliance, and a frequent speaker at industry events such as IEEE 802.3 Working Group, the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Performance Summit, the Hadoop Summit, and Interop. He holds an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and a PhD from Stanford University.

About SolarflareSolarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O products that bridge the gap between applications and the network, delivering improved performance, increased scalability, and higher return on investment. The company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as high frequency trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, IBM, and HP. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California and operates an R&D facility in Cambridge, UK.

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