NoviFlow partners with Barefoot Networks at OCP US 2018 to demo the future of cyber security and network monitoring.
Barefoot Deep Insight software, running on commodity servers, interprets, analyzes and pinpoints myriad conditions that can impair the network, and does so in real time and at line-rate. An intelligent and programmable triggering mechanism allows only the interesting network events to be detected and reported in real time. NoviFlow’s CyberMapper Threat Intelligence Gateway provides a channel for Deep Insight to tap directly into the network forwarding plane automatically filtering out irrelevant data and instantly changing network behavior when problems or threats are discovered. Machine learning can also be employed to achieve stateful baselining of the network performance and automatic detection of anomalies at any time scale and with nanosecond resolution.
The demonstration is delivered using Barefoot Networks’ 6.5Tb/s Tofino Ethernet switch ASIC, the world's fastest P4-programmable switch silicon running NoviFlow’s NoviWare NOS. Barefoot’s technology, together with P4 programming language and the rich ecosystem around it, has enabled network equipment and software vendors to deliver agile and intelligent solutions to their customers.
“Barefoot Deep Insight, together with our P4-programmable Tofino Ethernet switch ASIC, for the first time, enables network operators to see what every packet in the network is doing,” said Craig Barratt, CEO of Barefoot Networks. “This deep and granular visibility provides a powerful foundation for NoviFlow's CyberMapper product, enabling robust threat defense solutions for the Cybersecurity market.”
"Dominique Jodoin, President and CEO of NoviFlow explained, “CyberMapper and Deep Insight together show how linking deep analytics on every packet with a truly programmable Threat Intelligence Gateway can deliver incredibly powerful cybersecurity directly embedded in the network fabric! CyberMapper links cybersecurity applications directly into programmable forwarding planes via RESTful APIs, making it easier, faster, and less costly for developers to increase throughput by as much as 10X without having to build their own SDN control layer. NoviFlow is honored that Barefoot Networks is partnering with us to deliver this powerful and innovative solution for network operators, cloud providers, hyperscale datacenters, and enterprises.”