NoviSwitch High-Performance Programmable Forwarding Planes for Cybersecurity
Recent years have seen tremendous and accelerating increases in demand for data networking capacity with carriers and in enterprises. The popularization of mobile devices, streaming video-based applications and the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened the door to unprecedented security risks on massive traffic volumes. Social networks, state-sponsored cyberterrorism, and AI-driven malware pose an even greater challenge for companies that seek to protect their date in a cost-effective fashion.
Traditional network defence architectures are facing great difficulties in keeping up with hackers constantly developing new exploits, techniques, and attack vectors. The fixed-at-design capabilities of most ASIC-based networking equipment offer limited options to upgrade protection of networks to evolving malicious incursions. The attempt to virtualize cybersecurity functions and implement them in standard x86 servers demonstrated that these systems are ill-suited for packet data processing, resulting in disappointing performance, unexpectedly high costs, and a very limited capacity to scale.
NoviFlow’s CyberMapper Threat Intelligence Gateway leverages the capabilities of Software Defined Networking (SDN) to accelerate and scale commercial cyber security solutions, while reducing total customer network CAPEX and OPEX. CyberMapper is designed around a series of open application programming interfaces (APIs), open authentication technology, and standardized telemetry that links cyber security services and appliances directly into NoviFlow’s programmable fabric, providing end-to-end broad, automated and integrated security. Cyber security mitigation actions are programmed right into the switch fabric.
NoviFlow also offers Professional Services to assist cyber security solution vendors new to OpenFlow and SDN to get started on leveraging the benefits of NoviSwitch and CyberMapper with their own products.