SOURCE: Vineyard Networks

Vineyard Networks

August 14, 2012 09:00 ET

Vineyard Networks and Napatech to Demonstrate 20 Gbps Deep Packet Inspection Solution at Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (GFirst) National Conference

Integration of Industry-Leading DPI Technology and High-Performance Network Adapters Greatly Eases OEM Development of Application-Aware Security Capabilities

KELOWNA, BC and ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Vineyard Networks and Napatech today announced the coming demonstration of 20 Gbps Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)-enabled intelligent network analysis adapters at the eighth annual Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (GFirst) National Conference, being held August 19 through 24 in Atlanta. The conference is designed to familiarize public and private sector leaders serving in non-technical roles with the fundamentals of cybersecurity and incident response.

The numbers of users, devices and, perhaps most critically, applications and application traffic on enterprise networks are growing exponentially, in both fixed and mobile network environments, with no end in sight. Many of these applications are neither critical to business processes nor aligned with industry-standard security and performance criteria. Lack of visibility into application types and performance characteristics leaves network management organizations open to a wide and growing variety of security risks and vulnerabilities and impedes efficient and effective network use.

The demonstration at GFirst will highlight the combined technologies of Vineyard Networks and Napatech, and the opportunities that they present to appliance vendors seeking to offer application-aware network security, monitoring, traffic-management and optimization solutions. Independent development of such capabilities requires an often prohibitively costly and time-consuming investment in hardware development, firmware programming and advanced application recognition software development.

Vineyard's NAVL (Network Application Visibility Library) is a next-generation DPI software engine that provides real-time Layer 7 classification of network traffic. NAVL uses a combination of deep packet and deep flow inspection techniques to accurately identify today's most common applications including mobile, social networking, P2P, instant messaging, file sharing and other enterprise and cloud-delivered applications.

Napatech intelligent network adapters provide full line-rate capture and transmission from 1 Gbps to 40 Gbps with zero packet loss. In addition, Napatech network adapters provide layer 1-4 flow recognition, filtering and distribution to up to 64 server CPU cores for optimal utilization of available CPU resources. 

"Vineyard's collaboration with Napatech has resulted in a proven solution for third-party network appliance vendors seeking easily integrated line-rate 20 Gbps application recognition and traffic analysis," said Josh Zieske, Vice President of Technical Operations for Vineyard Networks. "Deployment of this solution on a standard multi-core Intel server enables these vendors to offer their customers highly-advanced, application-aware security and management capabilities quickly and efficiently, while maintaining a focus on their own core capabilities."

"Napatech intelligent network adapters monitor exactly what is happening right now in the network without dropping any packets," said Henrik Brill Jensen, CEO Napatech. "By combining Vineyard's NAVL DPI software with Napatech adapters, OEM appliance vendors have a powerful foundation for building appliances that provide fast Layer 7 visibility and application recognition."

Please visit booth #24 at GFirst National Conference for a demonstration of this solution and to learn more about Vineyard Networks and Napatech. 

About Vineyard Networks
Vineyard Networks delivers next-generation Deep Packet Inspection technology to network infrastructure vendors around the world. Vineyard's NAVL DPI engine is an OEM solution powering today's application aware platforms, from next-generation Firewalls to Mobile Telco Gateways. NAVL inspects and analyzes network data in real-time providing accurate detection of today's most popular applications with the ability to extract metadata and application attributes from the network traffic. For more information, please visit

About Napatech
Napatech is the leading OEM supplier of 40 GbE, 10 GbE and 1 GbE intelligent adapters for real-time network analysis with over 100,000 Ethernet ports deployed. Napatech network adapters provide real-time packet capture and transmission with full line-rate throughput and zero packet loss no matter the packet size. Intelligent features enable off-load of data traffic processing and packet analysis normally performed in the CPU. This results in more processing power for the network monitoring, analysis, management, test, measurement, security or optimization application being supported. For more information visit us at:

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Aidan Cole
    Marketing Manager
    Vineyard Networks
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    office: 250.448.1925 x1013
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    Phil Bonardi
    Director Federal Sales
    Napatech Inc.
    9861 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 159
    Columbia, MD 21046
    1-888-318-8288 ext. 720
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