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WireCAP: a Novel Packet Capture Engine for Commodity NICs in High-speed Networks

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

WireCAP is a novel packet capture engine for commodity network interface cards (NICs) in high-speed networks. This new paradigm essentially exploits the computing parallelism of multicore systems and the inherent data parallelism of network traffic to accelerate packet capturing and processing.

Primary Application Area: IT, Cyber-Security, Software

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Full packet capture is the most detailed form of network information and can provide historical information about attacks and malicious activity for as long as there is enough storage for the data. Few commercial offerings are available and are expensive. WireCAP uses commodity NICs, making it cheaper than competing solutions.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 627

Website: www.fnal.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Development funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners