Increased network traffic being driven by the rise of mobility, IoT and cloud computing is causing major challenges for the network monitoring and cyber intelligence communities.
Network security and mass surveillance applications require deep network traffic visibility in order to identify threats and minimize network vulnerabilities. Standard network visibility solutions using x86 platforms and white box switches cannot keep up with blazing transport speeds as networks transition to 100G+ interfaces carrying traffic with deep IP protocol stacks. Programmable HW-based processing is required for packet optimization and metadata generation, effectively offloading the downstream traffic visibility tools.
The OMX3200 leverages the latest in FPGA technology to deliver a modular, high-density packet processing platform for visibility across 100G+, 40G and 10G Ethernet and OTN networks. The OMX utilizes advanced algorithms to remove transport protocols and generate flow-level metadata while filtering out unnecessary traffic so that IP packets of interest are optimally delivered to the appropriate downstream tools for further analysis.