Napatech, a leading provider of reconfigurable computing platforms, has announced that one of Central Europe’s leading cybersecurity government agencies has selected Napatech’s FPGA-based SmartNIC software and hardware to strengthen its national security posture within new lawful interception applications.
Lawful interception refers to the methods and procedures by which government agencies with legal authorisation can selectively monitor individuals’ communications. Modern lawful interception applications are complex, requiring electronic surveillance of IP-based voice, video and data communications that are often encrypted.
The agency and its IT services design and integration partner chose Napatech’s reconfigurable computing platform as the foundation for its next-generation lawful interception system. The solution uniquely met the challenging requirements of their lawful interception application by providing lossless, line-rate networking performance from 1 to 100 Gigabits, with high-precision nanosecond timestamping. Its open-system approach allows it to be deployed in standard server platforms, radically reducing system costs and making wide-scale deployments practical. Finally, the highly programmable nature of the FPGA-based SmartNICs ensures the platform can easily and quickly adapt to new applications that adversaries may exploit to evade surveillance.
Jarrod J. S. Siket, Chief Marketing Officer of Napatech, said: “Government and enterprise IT organisations are deploying a wide range of software applications on standard server platforms. Our reconfigurable computing platform improves the performance of networking and security applications with the most challenging performance requirements.”