ENET VPN Gateway aggregates multiple VPN tunnel terminations into a single appliance and incorporates an FPGA-based ACE-NIC SmartNIC to fully offload the security functions from the CPUs.
The Markets and Challenges
The need to reduce power and physical space is a far more critical requirement at the network edge than in a typical data center, as edge sites were not designed to host endless racks of servers, instead offering very limited physical space and a fixed power envelope.
Today, the number of users accessing network services is growing, and each subscriber may have multiple devices using apps that require high bandwidth and low latency. Moreover, with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), there can be tens of thousands of sensors sending and receiving data at any given moment, placing great strain on the network in terms of both performance and power demands.
This network appliance aggregates multiple VPN tunnel terminations into a single appliance and incorporates an FPGA-based ACE-NIC SmartNIC to fully offload the security functions from the CPUs. Moreover, it offers Host Bypass, which increases the security by restricting the traffic, packet editing, and crypto functions exclusively to the FPGA, entirely bypassing the CPU, which is vulnerable to breaches.
- Ideal VPN security solution for next-gen networks at the edge, in the cloud, or for enterprise data centers
- Offers complete programmability of control plane (handled in CPU) and data plane (handled in FPGA)
- Ideal for virtual environments with built-in slicing support
- Combines security and packet processing data plane in a single programmable low-power FPGA
- Easy to customize with new crypto protocols, overlay methods, or capturing capabilities
- Improves security by reducing opportunities to breach the CPU
- Uses open source Libreswan control stack