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June 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Solarflare Releases New Packet Capture Solution Paks to Simplify and Enhance Network Performance Monitoring and Security

Complete Powerful SolarCapture Pro and Capture SolarSystem Turnkey Offerings for Faster Network Server Traffic Analysis and Defense Deployment

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technologies, today announced the general availability of the SFN7124F-CSS and SFN7124F-SCP Solution Paks, a new set of offerings that enables network IT managers to quickly install and deploy data packet capture instrumentation designed for monitoring, identification and interception of line-rate 10gbE network traffic.

These new Solution Paks combine the power of Solarflare's SolarCapture™ Pro and Capture SolarSystem™ offerings with the company's just released Flareon® Ultra SFN7124F 10GbE PCI 3.0 server adapter that is pre-configured for line-rate packet capture and comes with factory installed software licenses to offer a turnkey, affordable data capture solution for large-scale deployments. This is critically important for industries in which network analysis, monitoring and optimization are required for regulatory compliance, network forensics, threat detection and market analysis including financial services, ISP, and telecommunications.

"Data packet capture is one of the foundational pillars of any network monitoring and security strategy, but to date has been cumbersome and cost-prohibitive for companies to deploy," said Russell Stern, CEO of Solarflare. "Solarflare customers can now readily monitor and secure their network data from the most rapid and sophisticated cyber assaults quickly and affordably, all without sacrificing network application performance and reliability."

SolarCapture Pro enables multiple parallel instances of applications to process captured data at line rate, eliminating application and host bottlenecks that can cause dropped packets. This allows the application to process millions of packets per second, and can also be configured to spread capture loads over a larger number of cores using receive-side scaling (RSS). In addition, SolarCapture Pro includes a libpcap interface to support integration with third-party and custom applications, and offers advanced features such as precise time stamping, line-rate capture to disk with filtering, hardware timestamp support, disk writer, and packet replay/injection.

Capture SolarSystem is a pre-configured soft appliance solution that transforms Solarflare's Ethernet server adapters into powerful packet capture devices, providing up to two ports of 10GbE line-rate capture. The platform also features an open API that enables integration with third-party analytic applications, creating a powerful capture and analytics solution that is capable of line rate capture to disk and real-time simultaneous capture and indexed query of captured data.

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,400 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, content delivery, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP and IBM. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

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