Analysis

ThreatMeter appliance uses technology from Emerging Threats Pro and Napatech

8th February 2011
ES Admin
nPulse Technologies will demonstrate the world’s first commercial implementation of the open-source, OISF- and DHS-sponsored Suricata IDS/IPS project (http://www.openinfosecfoundation.org) at next week’s RSA Conference in San Francisco.
/> The ThreatMeter appliance, which is part of nPulse’s Dragonfly Sensor product line, delivers multi-gigabit IDS/IPS performance in a 1U appliance. ThreatMeter utilizes advanced packet capture hardware from Napatech and the latest rulesets from Emerging Threats Pro to achieve full packet inspection even on the busiest links.

Matt Jonkman, CEO of Emerging Threats Pro, and also Founder of the OISF, said, It is exciting to see a solution with the performance and functionality of ThreatMeter come to market so quickly. It underscores the power of the open source, open standards philosophy embraced by both Emerging Threats Pro and the OISF, as well as by solution vendors like nPulse and Napatech.

“The multi-threaded architecture of Suricata is an excellent fit for our Dragonfly platform,” said Randy Caldejon, VP of Engineering at nPulse Technologies. Our implementation of Suricata leverages Napatech’s hardware acceleration features to efficiently distribute the tasks of packet capture, decoding, and threat detection across multiple CPU cores. The end result is a solution that we believe will scale to 10Gbps.” Visitors to the RSA Expo will be able to see the ThreatMeter product on Napatech’s booth, #451.

nPulse is a Gold Member of the OISF Consortium, and maintains a QA Test lab for Suricata developers at its Charlottesville, VA, facility. Developers access the nPulse systems remotely, load their code revisions, and test Suricata releases under heavy traffic loads generated by nPulse’s HammerHead Traffic Capture and Replay System.

nPulse, Napatech, and Emerging Threats Pro will jointly host a press and analyst briefing at RSA on Wednesday, February 16th to present the ThreatMeter solution. Matt Jonkman will be the keynote speaker discussing issues and trends in next generation high-speed IDS/IPS implementation. The event will be held at 11:15am in Room North 133 of the Moscone Center. The briefing will be immediately followed by an open brainstorming session with the Suricata development team organized by the OISF.

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