Intelligent Packet Modification
Optimize and modify traffic to your monitoring tools
Advanced Packet Processing
▪ Strip ▪ Slice ▪ Mask ▪
The PacketPro module is designed as a feature module installed into a slot on the SmartNA-X™ chassis. When the module is inserted into a 1Gbps slot it will process up to 4 x 1Gbps streams. It can also work in a 10Gbps slot processing 2 x 10Gbps streams. Complete packets are sent to the PacketPro™ module from the SmartNA-X™ processor for manipulation. Modified packets are then sent back to the SmartNA-X™ processor where they will be directed to a chassis output port connected to monitoring tools.
Packet manipulation is performed by analyzing packets and identifying user specified headers. These headers can be stripped or modified leaving the rest of the packet available to be sent to monitoring tools for analysis. Note that the PacketPro™ module is much more than a “packet slicer.” In addition, it can also perform complete data packet manipulation including the masking of payload information. Payload masking is critically important to comply with data privacy regulations such as HIPPA, SOX and the upcoming GDPR in the EU.