Contributed by Paul Lappas, Head of Open Source @ Big Switch Networks.
I’m incredibly happy to announce some really exciting things that are happening in open source at Big Switch Networks. Today we announced the launch of a commercial version of Indigo Agent, which is a fully deployable thin switching software platform called Switch Light, and a revamped open source site: ProjectFloodlight.org. In this posting I wanted to explain how we got here and why we are making these changes.
Contributed by Eli Karpilovski, Senior Manager, Cloud @ Mellanox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’m excited to showcase the results of a demo we put together leveraging the Floodlight controller and our new OpenFlow-enabled NIC. This particular demo enables extraction of network information to detect and protect against security threats in real-time for a more resilient and cost-effective mobile network.
The demo uses the following technologies:
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- Radware Application Delivery and Attack Mitigation Security
- Mellanox 10G and 40G embedded virtual switch (eSwitch) NIC
- Floodlight SDN controller
Combining these technologies illustrates an innovative ability to extract network and application information that can be translated and leveraged to a scalable solution for detection of various security threats, in real-time.