SOURCE: Solarflare Communications, Inc

October 15, 2013 08:00 ET

Solarflare Enhances Network Monitoring, Analysis and Security With Expanded SolarCapture Software Family

SolarCapture Pro for Flareon Server I/O Adapters and ApplicationOnload Engine Turns Any Server Into a Security Sensor or Network Monitoring Device

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Solarflare, the leading provider of application-intelligent networking software and hardware, today announced the expansion of its SolarCapture™ product family with the introduction of SolarCapture Pro. SolarCapture Pro, when used with Solarflare's Flareon™ server adapters and ApplicationOnload™ Engine (AOE), provides advanced packet capture capabilities typically found in expensive, specialized appliances or exotic hardware. Utilizing Solarflare's unique technology, customers can selectively deploy SolarCapture Pro on Flareon or AOE platforms. As a result, customers can transform any server into a precision network monitoring device or sensor -- increasing network visibility, security and performance analysis.

Today, CIOs and CISOs who manage enterprise and service provider networks face increasing business demands to deliver performance SLAs, compliance audits and monitoring data for security threats. Solarflare's new packet capture applications enable any server to monitor, analyze and secure networks. Launched in July with the introduction of SolarCapture, the expanded family of packet capture applications now adds SolarCapture Pro and AOE SolarCapture Pro.

"As our world continues to access network data at astounding rates, the need for more diligent monitoring and security has become mission-critical for a wide variety of industries, including financial services, Web 2.0 companies, cloud service providers and government entities," said Russell Stern, CEO at Solarflare.

"Our expanded family of packet capture applications provides our customers with the advantage of integrating network monitoring and security with application acceleration, enabling them to solve key challenges relating to bandwidth, latency and cost."

SolarCapture Pro optimizes network monitoring and security by utilizing Solarflare's Flareon or AOE platforms to capture packets at the highest rates. SolarCapture Pro features advanced capabilities such as kernel bypass for lossless packet capture performance, PTP clock synchronization, precision hardware packet time stamping, and simultaneous capture and host delivery of packets. In addition, SolarCapture Pro has advanced features that optimize system efficiency. Further, SolarCapture Pro includes support for industry standard libpcap API as well as C and Python bindings, enabling integration with third-party tools such as Snort, Suricata, and Wireshark, along with a customizable API to support OpenFlow and other SDN taps.

Solarflare is currently sampling SolarCapture Pro to key customers in the financial services and government sectors. For more information on the SolarCapture family of products, please visit

About Solarflare
Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O products that bridge the gap between applications and the network, delivering improved performance, increased scalability, and higher return on investment. The company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic and high frequency trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from HP, IBM and Dell. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California and operates an extensive R&D facility in Cambridge, UK.