Myricom Announces Sniffer10G 2.0 10GbE Packet Injection Software

Sniffer10G 2.0 lets customers capture and analyze network traffic at line rate, with low host CPU overhead

February 9, 2011

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Arcadia, CA – February 15, 2011 - Myricom, Inc., the technology leader in extreme-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions specialized for vertical markets, today announces Sniffer10G 2.0™ with Packet Injection. Sniffer10G, running on Myri-10G Extreme Performance Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NICs), provides enterprise and government customers and partners the ability to capture and analyze network traffic at line rate, with low host CPU overhead.

"The threat of distributed denial of service attacks, commonly known as DDoS attacks, is a major security challenge to enterprise networks. RioRey is a technology leader in providing dedicated DDoS defense systems to counter this threat", said Nitin Mehrotra CTO, RioRey. "Myricom's 10-Gigabit Ethernet NICs, coupled with the Sniffer10G solution, underlies RioRey’s ability to capture, inspect and inject data packets into 10GbE networks at wire speed with zero packet loss, and extremely low CPU overhead.”

Sniffer10G 2.0 with packet injection now serves the following market segments: surveillance, network monitoring and analysis; test, measurement and packet generation; and as a critical technology component within distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) defense appliances. Sniffer10G products running on Myricom NICs offer powerful, highly cost-effective technology solutions in performance sensitive and mission critical environments.

Sniffer10G features include:

- 100% packet capture guaranteed at line rate for all Ethernet packet sizes for up to 20Gbps.

- Zero packet loss for all packet sizes.

- Direct application access to captured data (OS-bypass).

- Can involve all CPU cores in analyzing packets.

- Low CPU overhead.

“The Sniffer10G packet capture solution offers customers and partners a way to eliminate packet loss that can occur from packet overflow, congestion, and send/receive buffering errors. Packet loss could lead to catastrophic network security vulnerability when an application, and or appliance, is monitoring and defending a network”, said Dr. Nan Boden, CEO of Myricom. “Coupled with the new packet injection feature, Sniffer10G 2.0 enables deployment of intrusion prevention systems in inline mode as well as traffic generation systems for network testing.”


Sniffer10G will be available in three versions beginning in Q2, 2011.

Sniffer10G/Packet Capture.

Sniffer10G/Packet Injection.

Sniffer10G/Enterprise: Inline operation - packet capture, packet injection, customer support and integration.

For further information on pricing and beta availability or to find a Myricom channel partner, please contact [email protected].

About RioRey: RioRey, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland that designs, engineers and manufactures a comprehensive product line of dedicated devices that defend networks from the rapidly expanding threat of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. RioRey's "algorithmic centric" technology is recognized as the next generation solution in the science of DDoS detection and mitigation. RioRey products scale to work with the Fortune 1000, small and medium businesses, government agencies, Telcos and hosting companies worldwide to detect and stop DDoS attacks before they compromise customers' networks. We sell to and service customers in North America, EMEA and Asia.

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About Myricom: 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. Now, with its fourth generation of networking products, Myri-10G, Myricom has 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, video streaming and IPTV, HPC, and for other performance-sensitive vertical markets.

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