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Title: High-speed and high-fidelity system and method for collecting network traffic

Abstract

A system is provided for the high-speed and high-fidelity collection of network traffic. The system can collect traffic at gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speeds, scale to terabit-per-second (Tbps) speeds, and support additional functions such as real-time network intrusion detection. The present system uses a dedicated operating system for traffic collection to maximize efficiency, scalability, and performance. A scalable infrastructure and apparatus for the present system is provided by splitting the work performed on one host onto multiple hosts. The present system simultaneously addresses the issues of scalability, performance, cost, and adaptability with respect to network monitoring, collection, and other network tasks. In addition to high-speed and high-fidelity network collection, the present system provides a flexible infrastructure to perform virtually any function at high speeds such as real-time network intrusion detection and wide-area network emulation for research purposes.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
991717
Patent Number(s):
7,783,739
Application Number:
10/393,264
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) ALO
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Weigle, Eric H. High-speed and high-fidelity system and method for collecting network traffic. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Weigle, Eric H. High-speed and high-fidelity system and method for collecting network traffic. United States.
Weigle, Eric H. Tue . "High-speed and high-fidelity system and method for collecting network traffic". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/991717.
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title = {High-speed and high-fidelity system and method for collecting network traffic},
author = {Weigle, Eric H},
abstractNote = {A system is provided for the high-speed and high-fidelity collection of network traffic. The system can collect traffic at gigabit-per-second (Gbps) speeds, scale to terabit-per-second (Tbps) speeds, and support additional functions such as real-time network intrusion detection. The present system uses a dedicated operating system for traffic collection to maximize efficiency, scalability, and performance. A scalable infrastructure and apparatus for the present system is provided by splitting the work performed on one host onto multiple hosts. The present system simultaneously addresses the issues of scalability, performance, cost, and adaptability with respect to network monitoring, collection, and other network tasks. In addition to high-speed and high-fidelity network collection, the present system provides a flexible infrastructure to perform virtually any function at high speeds such as real-time network intrusion detection and wide-area network emulation for research purposes.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 24 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Tue Aug 24 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
}

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