NetLogic Microsystems has announced the launch of its new NETL7 family of Layer 7 content processors. The first product in the NETL7 family is the NLS1000 content processor, which is the industry´s first content processor capable of processing application networking and security functions with a single 10 Gigabit-per-second engine.
The market for application-layer networking and network security is expected to be one of the fastest growing segments within the technology sector over the next decade, as service providers, enterprises, consumers and government agencies continue their migration toward Layer 7 routing and security systems.
The NLS1000 content processor complements NetLogic Microsystems´ existing line of knowledge-based processors. Knowledge-based processors are typically used for processing packet headers, thereby enabling network-awareness within advanced networking systems.
The NLS1000 extends these processing capabilities into the packet payload, thereby enabling the design and deployment of next-generation networking systems that can make packet processing decisions based on an awareness of the packet content. Typical applications for the NLS1000 content processor include Layer 7application switches and routers, unified threat management appliances, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and anti-virus gateways.