Article: Accelerate Deep Packet Inspection with Standard Servers

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    In the past, organizations looking for high-performance deep packet inspection (DPI) typically turned to dedicated Network Processing Units (NPUs). This specialized hardware presented numerous drawbacks, such as difficult programming models and infrequent silicon upgrades.


    OEMs can solve these challenges with the Intel® Platform for Communications Infrastructure, which delivers multi-gigabit network security performance on standard server platforms.  As NEI explains in its new Embedded Innovator article, moving to the new architecture can save developers time and money while giving them greater flexibility and scalability.



    NEI offers both virtual and hardware appliance deployment models.


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    Kenton Williston

    Roving Reporter (Intel Contractor), Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance

    Editor-In-Chief Embedded Innovator magazine

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