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Napatech joins Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) initiative

13th October 2010
ES Admin
Napatech today announced that it has joined the Open Information Security Foundation’s Suricata initiative as a technology partner. Napatech will directly contribute to the development of Suricata by ensuring that Napatech intelligent network adapters support applications based on Suricata.
The OISF Consortium is a non-profit foundation funded by the Department of Homeland Security with the specific purpose of developing Open Source, Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention Engine.

“The addition of Napatech as a technology partner brings an extra dimension to the project with new ideas on how to develop high-performance Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems. This fits well with the OISF’s focus of bringing new ideas and technologies to the field”, said Matt Jonkman, President OISF.

Napatech In-line network adapters allow 10 Gbps Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to be built using standard PC server hardware. This provides a cost-effective alternative to in-house hardware development.

“Napatech has demonstrated at several events that a full throughput 10 Gbps IPS can be built using standard, off-the-shelf hardware”, said Erik Norup, President, Napatech Inc. “These demonstrations were based on SNORT. By joining the Suricata initiative, we ensure that our OEM vendor customers can take advantage of the latest IPS technology advancements with as little effort and investment as possible.”

nPulse Technologies, a Gold Level member of the OISF consortium, is establishing a QA Test Lab for Suricata developers and has already developed a Suricata-based Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) using Napatech’s in-line network adapters. This system provides 10 Gbps throughput and will be demonstrated on Napatech’s stand (#455) at the upcoming Interop event in New York from October 18th to October 21st.

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