NetQuest intros 10G PCIe NIC adapter

MAY 13, 2009 -- The Vail adapter is designed to optimize the performance of high-speed monitoring platforms by off-loading and pre-processing the traffic for more efficient use by the host.

MAY 13, 2009 -- NetQuest Corp. (search Lightwave for NetQuest) has introduced the Vail 10-Gigabit Network Interface Card (NIC) adapter. Vail is designed to optimize the performance of high-speed monitoring platforms by off-loading and pre-processing the traffic for more efficient use by the host. Vail is part of NetQuest's PINNICLE family of NIC adapters, which captures, inspects, and forwards SONET/SDH and Ethernet traffic to high-speed monitoring platforms.

Both of Vail's ports can operate at full 10-Gbps line rate on the transmitting and receiving sides of the data stream (full duplex) with zero packet loss, says the company. Features such as time stamping, filtering, data slicing, and tagging make Vail suitable for mission-critical applications including intrusion detection, performance monitoring, and interception.

Vail is engineered to enable system developers to leverage standards-based computing platforms for networking applications. It also decreases development time for system developers, enabling resources to focus on application-layer functionality, NetQuest asserts.

Vail can help companies developing commercial probes as well as those using open source applications like Snort and Wireshark expand their addressable market by providing their applications with access to a range of WAN and LAN interfaces. With a PCIe 8 lane bus architecture and easy-to-use drivers, integration into a monitoring platform is made simple, reducing time to market and lowering development cost, NetQuest concludes.

Vail is commercially available.

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