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Vineyard Networks and Napatech to Showcase High Performance Deep Packet Inspection Platform at Cisco Live

(June 11, 2012)

KELOWNA, BC and ANDOVER, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/12 -- Vineyard Networks and Napatech today announced that they will be demonstrating a new, powerful 10 Gbps Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) enabled platform at the upcoming Cisco Live Event in San Diego. The DPI platform demonstration will showcase how the combined technologies of Vineyard Networks and Napatech can be used by OEM vendors to build cost effective, application-aware network traffic capture, inspection and analysis appliances based on standard servers.

The demand for high performance DPI enabled solutions is on the rise, fuelled by the huge growth in Internet traffic in both enterprise and mobile environments. Customers require their platforms to have the ability to capture, analyze, and inspect network traffic at speeds up to 40 and 100Gbps. The combined Vineyard and Napatech demonstration shows it is possible to build a high-performance platform and framework that can address this need. This allows third-party vendors, such as network security, monitoring, traffic management and optimization appliance vendors, to build application-aware appliances without the need to invest in costly hardware development, firmware programming or advanced application recognition software development.

"We're talking about full traffic analysis, DPI, and full line-rate 10 Gbps application recognition using only 4 cores on a standard multi-core server," says Jason Richards, CEO at Vineyard Networks. "We can do full inspection by integrating Napatech intelligent network adapters with our DPI engine, running on a standard Intel-based server, that can scale on a per-CPU core basis to 40Gbps and beyond, with industry leading application coverage and accuracy."

"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."


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 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, Enterprise and Web 2.0 applications.

Vineyard and Napatech will be onsite offering demonstrations of this integrated solution in the Napatech booth #2424 at the World of Solutions Expo at Cisco Live, June 10-14, 2012, San Diego Convention Center.

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 www.vineyardnetworks.com

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: www.napatech.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Aidan Cole
Marketing Manager
Vineyard Networks
Email Contact
office: 250.448.1925 x1013
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