SOURCE: Sensory Networks

Sensory Networks

February 16, 2010 09:00 ET

Sensory Networks Broadens HyperScan Product Line to Expand Into New Markets

Company Extends Its Software Pattern Matching Engine to Accelerate Applications for New Markets, Including Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Sensory Networks, a provider of pattern matching and acceleration software technology, today announced their HyperScan™ engine has been extended to support a new line of security applications including Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and data parsing for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). With a goal of making HyperScan the most adaptable and fastest software-based content scanning/pattern matching solution in the industry, support for these new applications builds on last year's milestone, when HyperScan was benchmarked using a commercial IPS signature database, running on a dual-socket quad-core (8-core) Intel® Xeon® 5500 Processor Series platform, and recorded content scanning performance beyond 70Gbps.

"DLP and SIEM are among fastest growing segments of the information security market," said Sab Gosal, CEO of Sensory Networks. "As demand, and the level of sophistication, of DLP and SIEM-based applications continue to grow, so does the respective database of patterns that need to be scanned and processed without impacting performance. Our software is an ideal solution for this performance scalability challenge as it's an easy to integrate and cost-effective solution to enhancing platform performance."

"HyperScan now delivers full support for capturing sub-expressions with the same semantics as libpcre, a capacity vital for SIEM, log management and advanced search applications," said Dr Geoff Langdale, CTO of Sensory Networks. "Our software can now select among hundreds of regex-based rules and capture important data fields as sub-expressions, at well over 50,000 log events per second. Also for DLP and associated applications such as fingerprinting, HyperScan now delivers high-speed processing of hundreds of thousands of literal data fragments. We are also continuing to push performance and expand our regular expression matching and capture facilities to support many other powerful new features, including scanning UTF-8 and UTF-16, even in corrupted forms, as well as approximate matching with edit distances, and efficient and standardized detection of many obfuscation techniques."

HyperScan is a high-speed L4-L7 pattern matching software library that fully supports regular expressions and enables performance tuning for even the most unique pattern sets and largest databases. It comes with a simple API and is highly portable, running on x86, MIPS and PowerPC architectures and on Linux, FreeBSD, VxWorks and Windows operating systems. The product is intended for platforms such as appliances, routers, servers and switches. By virtue of it being a software library, HyperScan's performance, scalability and flexibility directly translate into substantial gains in packet processing intelligence, price/performance and time-to-market advantage for networking and security equipment vendors. The product is provided under a simple license framework that is not only cost-effective compared to alternative solutions, but also allows equipment vendors to leverage the technology across multiple product lines with just one integration cycle.

To learn more about HyperScan, come meet us at RSA 2010, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, from March 1 - 4. Sensory Networks will be co-exhibiting in the Intel booth (#823) along with NitroSecurity Inc., one of Sensory's customers that has been shipping HyperScan in its IPS product line since last year. Aside of a live demo of a NitroSecurity IPS platform running HyperScan, you will have the opportunity to talk to their team about their experiences in using HyperScan (integration, performance gains, deployment experience).

About Sensory Networks

Sensory Networks is a provider of software pattern matching and acceleration software solutions that enable networking and security equipment vendors to significantly improve the packet processing intelligence and price/performance of their platforms that support resource intensive applications such as: Intrusion Prevention (IPS), Firewall, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Content Filtering. The Company's HyperScan software engine, while running on low cost, off the shelf platforms, is designed to operate with a wide range of CPU architectures, operating systems to accelerate content scanning throughput performance up to 10Gbps per CPU core, depending on the signature and system workload. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Sensory Networks has a research and development facility in Sydney, Australia. For more information please visit our website at

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About NitroSecurity Inc.

NitroSecurity develops award-winning security information and compliance management solutions that protect business information and infrastructure. NitroSecurity solutions reduce business risk exposure and increase network and information availability by removing the scalability and performance limitations of security information management. Utilizing the industry's fastest analytical tools, NitroSecurity identifies correlates and remediates threats in minutes instead of hours, allowing organizations to quickly mitigate risks to their information and infrastructure. NitroSecurity serves more than 500 enterprises across many vertical markets, including healthcare, education, financial services, government, retail, hospitality and managed services. For more information, please visit

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