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NoviFlow Demonstrates at ONS 2017 How NoviSwitch Programmable SDN-Based Forwarding Planes Achieve Superior Cybersecurity
[April 03, 2017]

NoviFlow Demonstrates at ONS 2017 How NoviSwitch Programmable SDN-Based Forwarding Planes Achieve Superior Cybersecurity


NoviFlow Inc., a leading provider of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions, will demonstrate programmable forwarding plane-enabled Cybersecurity at the Open Networking Summit. The demo features NoviFlow's industry leading high-performance OpenFlow 1.3/1.4/1.5 switching software, NoviWare®.

NoviFlow is exhibiting and offering live demos of programmable match-action forwarding plane-based cybersecurity at #ONS2017 Booth 326 in Santa Clara, April 3-6, 2017.

NoviFlow was first to deploy OpenFlow on Network Processors, a technological advantage that has propelled NoviFlow to a global leadership position in high-performance SDN solutions. NoviFlow's NoviSwitch® products, featuring NoviWare, have been deployed worldwide as switches, SD-WAN gateways, WAN IP/MPLS routers, network appliances and other high-performance match/action forwarding planes.

With the constant barrage of malware and hostile actors targeting network services and infrastructure via the Internet, enterprise Cybersecurity solution deployments are growing by leaps and bounds. Match/action pipelines have become the dominant solution for implementing high-performance, scalable security applications, whether these are fordataplane security (the secure forwarding of data) or for applying security logic (analytics, intrusion detection and policy enforcement).

One-Stop Performance, Features and Programmability

NoviSwitch offers both capabilities in one package: the raw data plane performance and features needed to inspect and forward packets at full-duplex throughput rates of up to 800 Gbps, and the programmability required to turn cybersecurity analytics into real-time mitigation, even in large and hyper-scale networks. This comprehensive offering has led to NoviFlow seeing tremendous interest in the use of NoviSwitch as a platform for the deployment of Cybersecurity applications during the past 18 months.


According to Dominique Jodoin, president and CEO of NoviFlow, "By placing cybersecurity functions directly in the network fabric's ingress/egress points, NoviFlow offers both better performance and significant economic advantages over traditional solutions. Our match/action programmable pipeline delivers in one-box multiple capabilities that enable cybersecurity solution developers to offload data plane handling from throughput-limited x86 processors and onto NoviFlow's network processors-based platform."

Key usage of NoviSwitch for dataplane security includes:

  • Gateway (News - Alert) / ToR flow path optimization
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Firewalls, NAT/NAPT
  • Monitoring (including basic packet payload inspection)
  • DDoS mitigation (stateless)
  • vRouter Offload
  • L2-L4-tunneling support

Key usage of NoviSwitch for security logic support includes:

  • Gateway / ToR flow service chaining
  • DDoS mitigation (stateful)
  • Security Mitigation
  • Timestamping
  • Telemetry (detailed Flow statistics)
  • Monitoring Offload

"Another key advantage of the NoviWare architecture is that it enables cybersecurity solutions to scale linearly as demand increases. By offering functions such as load balancing, timestamping, monitoring and access control, a single NoviSwitch can replace multiple expensive hardware devices, reducing CAPEX by up to 80% and OPEX (News - Alert) by up to 65%. Our track record of delivering innovation and rock-solid performance explains why some of the world's largest network operators have selected NoviFlow's NoviSwitch products for their global SDN deployments," concluded Mr. Jodoin.

About NoviFlow

NoviFlow Inc. provides high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions to network carriers, data center operators and enterprises seeking greater control, security and flexibility over their networks. NoviFlow has offices in Montreal, Sunnyvale and Seattle, and representatives in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://noviflow.com/. Follow NoviFlow on Twitter (News - Alert) @NoviFlowInc.


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