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July 12, 2012

Myricom Partners with OISF to Add Extreme Performance Ethernet Technology



By Sujata Garud
TMCnet Contributor



Myricom (News - Alert) is partnering with the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) to power its packet capture/injection technology in open-source Intrusion Detection (IDS)/Intrusion (News - Alert) Prevention (IPS) solutions.

Using these solutions, users can apply the open-source Suricata engine to build their own next-generation IDS/IPS systems with enterprise-class security features.

Myricom's Sniffer10G 2.0 cyber-security software, used in conjunction with Myricom's 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapters, offers lossless packet capture and injection at full-line rate. This intense networking performance is a key factor of a broad IDS/IPS solution.

As Suricata was designed to be compatible with most existing network security components, it can be effortlessly incorporated with solutions like osProtect. At the same time, it could leverage features like pluggable library options to accept calls from other applications.

Suricata offers alerts to the system administrator when suspicious events take place. It is a rule-based IDS/IPS engine that utilizes externally developed rule sets to monitor network traffic.  

“Myricom is excited to be joining the OISF Consortium,” said Dr. Nan Boden, CEO at Myricom. “From the integration of our Sniffer10G packet capture/injection technology with Suricata, customers can obtain higher performance, cost-effective IDS/IPS solutions for enterprise and government security applications.”

Myricom's solution offers support for up to 32 concurrent obtain buffers and precision time stamping for all packets, all in a value-priced adapter that is approximately 1/8 the price of complicated, specialized Ethernet security adapters.

The OISF is a not-for-profit foundation funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Directorate for Science and Technology HOST program (Homeland Open Security Technology), and by the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).

“As a Consortium Member, Myricom helps us meet customer system integration needs and positions us to provide cost-effective full life-cycle support for OISF open source solutions,” said Matt Jonkman, president of the OISF.  “Strong partnerships between government, industry and the open source community are drivers for the best overall network security solutions.”

Myricom was recently in the news when the company became member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy's technology providers.


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Edited by Braden Becker
 
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