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Xilinx & Sensory Networks Announce Industry's Most Scalable, FPGA-Enabled Network Security Acceleration Solution for Emerging UTM Security Appliances
Reprogrammable OEM Solution Delivers Adaptable, Multi-Gigabit Deep Content
Inspection and Provides Milestone Threat Database
Support of up to 10 Million Signatures
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- At the RSA Security Conference
today, Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) and Sensory Networks announced the
industry's most scalable, FPGA-enabled network security acceleration solution
for the emerging Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance market. Powered by
Sensory Networks NodalCore(R) technology and Xilinx high-performance
Virtex(TM)-4 FPGA, the solution offers throughputs ranging from 100Mbps to
10Gbps and supports threat databases containing up to 10 million signatures.
With the growing number and sophistication of network threats and exponential
growth in raw network traffic, solutions built around general purpose
architectures are not able to meet the intense security needs of today's
networks. The jointly developed solution not only scans network traffic
against massive signature databases but also runs multiple applications in
parallel at multi-gigabit speeds without sacrificing accuracy.
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According to IDC, the key to success in the threat management security
appliance market is product differentiation through improved performance and
features. The Virtex-4 enabled solution provides multi-gigabit performance
while remaining adaptable to the changing threat landscape -- allowing future
performance and feature upgrades over the network. Sensory Networks is
demonstrating the solution in booth #1923 at the RSA Security Conference
February 14-17 2006, in the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose.
The Virtex-4 FPGA acts as a co-processor to a CPU or NPU, and offloads
critical content security operations such as pattern matching, content
decoding and decompression, improving the speed of antivirus, antispam,
antispyware, intrusion prevention and content filtering applications on
next-generation security appliances. This is achieved with a configurable set
of on-chip parallel processing blocks that are optimized for high throughput
content processing, and patent-pending memory compression algorithms that
allow massive signature databases to be stored in attached RLDRAM memory
"The trend of integrating multiple security functions into infrastructure
equipment is on the rise which is creating demand for additional processing
power," said Amit Dhir, director of Infrastructure Vertical Markets at Xilinx.
"This robust solution can address a wide range of network security processing
requirements more effectively than processor-only or ASIC based solutions."
"The portfolio of ready-to-go applications that have been accelerated by
NodalCore means best-of-breed appliances can be built with short time to
market," said Ryan Junee, Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Sensory
Networks. "At Sensory Networks we partner with leading security application
vendors, providing an ecosystem of applications with next generation
performance and accuracy."
Pricing and Availability
Xilinx and Sensory Networks offer custom integration options for designs
that implement different form factors. Visit www.xilinx.com/network_security
for more information. This technology is also immediately available within
Sensory Networks' C-2000 PCI add-in card. Pricing for the C2000 starts at $499
for the C-2000 MX card in 10k quantities.
About Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs
Named 2004 Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine, Xilinx
Virtex-4 FPGAs deliver more options, higher performance and lower power than
any other FPGA family available today. Manufactured using the world's first
triple-oxide 90nm CMOS technology with 11-layer metal interconnect, Virtex-4
devices represent a quantum leap in programmable device architecture,
technology, and system design capabilities. With more than 100 technical
innovations, the Virtex-4 family consists of 17 devices and three
domain-optimized platforms; Virtex-4 LX FPGAs optimized for logic-intensive
designs, Virtex-4 SX FPGAs optimized for high-performance signal processing,
and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs optimized for high-speed serial connectivity and
embedded processing. Devices are shipping now. For more information on the
Virtex-4 product family, visit www.xilinx.com/virtex4.
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions.
For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.
About Sensory Networks, Inc.
Sensory Networks is a leading OEM provider of high performance network
security acceleration technology. The company's NodalCore(R) hardware
acceleration products include a broad range of chipsets, accelerated software
libraries, PCI acceleration cards and appliance platforms for Antivirus,
Antispam, Antispyware, Content Filtering, Firewalls and Intrusion
Detection/Prevention Systems. Sensory Networks' products allow application
developers and network equipment vendors to build higher performance, more
accurate, broader coverage network security products without the substantial
cost and risk associated with development of specialized hardware.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Sensory Networks has regional offices in
London, Sydney and Beijing. For more information, visit
NOTE: Snort(R) is a registered trademark of Sourcefire, Inc.
Spam Assassin(TM) is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation
SOURCE Xilinx, Inc.
Tamara Snowden of Xilinx, Inc.,
Melissa Roxas of SHIFT Communications,
or email@example.com, for Sensory Networks
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