ARCADIA, CA – July 10, 2012 - Myricom, the industry leader in delivering extreme performance Ethernet solutions for vertical market applications, today announced that it is partnering with the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) to leverage its packet capture/injection technology in open-source Intrusion Detection (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention (IPS) solutions. These solutions allow users to use the open-source Suricata engine to build their own next-generation IDS/IPS systems with enterprise-class security features.
Suricata is a rule-based IDS/IPS engine that uses externally developed rule sets to monitor network traffic and provide alerts to the system administrator when suspicious events occur. Because Suricata was designed to be compatible with most existing network security components, it can easily be integrated with solutions like osProtect and leverage features such as pluggable library options to accept calls from other applications.
Myricom’s Sniffer10GTM 2.0 cyber-security software paired with Myricom’s 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapters provides lossless packet capture and injection at full line rate. This extreme networking performance is a key element of a comprehensive IDS/IPS solution. Myricom’s solution also provides other leading-edge packet capture/injection features such as support for up to 32 concurrent receive buffers and precision time stamping for all packets, all in a value-priced adapter that is roughly 1/8 the price of complicated, specialized Ethernet security adapters.
The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) is a non-profit foundation funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Directorate for Science and Technology HOST program (Homeland Open Security Technology) and by the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), as well as through the support from members of the OISF Consortium. The OISF has formed a multi-national group of the leading software developers in the security industry. In addition to these developers and a consortium consisting of many leading cyber security companies, OISF has engaged the open-source security community to identify current and future IDS/IPS customer needs.
"Myricom is excited to be joining the OISF Consortium", said Dr. Nan Boden, CEO of Myricom. "From the integration of our Sniffer 10G packet capture/injection technology with Suricata, customers can obtain higher performance, cost-effective IDS/IPS solutions for enterprise and government security applications.
"As a Consortium Member, Myricom helps us meet customer system integration needs and positions us to provide cost-effective full life-cycle support for OISF open source solutions," said Matt Jonkman, President of the OISF. "Strong partnerships between government, industry, and the open source community are drivers for he best overall network security solutions."
Founded in 1994 as a Caltech spin-off, Myricom is the technology leader in extreme-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions specialized for vertical markets. Myricom first pioneered High Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technology that helped fuel the growth of cluster computing. With its fourth generation of networking products, Myri-10G, Myricom achieved convergence between mainstream 10-Gigabit Ethernet and HPC technology, 10-Gigabit Ethernet with a supercomputing heritage. The majority of Myricom’s sales today are for 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications with demanding latency or throughput requirements. Myri-10G delivers wire-speed UDP and TCP throughput, with optional firmware-accelerated offloads for financial trading, packet capture and injection, video streaming and IPTV, HPC, and for other performance-sensitive vertical markets.
For more information visit www.myricom.com.
About the Open Information Security Foundation and Suricata
The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) is a non-profit foundation organized to build a next generation IDS/IPS engine, Suricata. The OISF has formed a multi-national group of the leading software developers in the security industry. In addition to developers and a consortium consisting of leading cyber security companies, OISF has engaged the open source security community to identify current and future IDS/IPS needs and desires.
For more information visit www.openinfosecfoundation.org.
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