Napatech Accelerates Network Analysis by Demonstrating 320 Gbps Throughput with Zero Packet Loss

Company Provides Capability to Assist Network Equipment Manufacturers Stay Ahead of Data Growth Curve

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Napatech (OSE: NAPA), the world's leading supplier of network analysis adapters, today announced that it has achieved 320 Gbps throughput with zero packet loss, ushering in a new era of network analysis. This accomplishment was made possible by cutting-edge network adapter technology from Napatech and Intel-based servers. This new capability will help network equipment manufacturers stay ahead of the data growth curve with higher throughput for multi-port appliance solutions.

Demonstration Highlights:

    •  320 Gbps non-blocking packet capture and analysis for any packet size.

    •  Leaves 80 percent of the total CPU resources for the analysis


    •  The demonstration was conducted using the following configuration:

        -  Intel Sandy Bridge-based quad socket server

        -  8 Napatech PCI-SIG® compliant NT40E3-4-PTP network analysis


        -  32 ports of 10 Gbps traffic generated and captured using a packet

           capture application

    •  Napatech will debut the 320 Gbps demo at Cisco Live in San Francisco

       from May 18-22.


Peter Ekner, vice president of product management, Napatech, said:

"In December of 2012 we were able to demonstrate 100 Gbps throughput using a Dell server. It is an extraordinary achievement that we have been able to make this leap in performance to 320 Gbps. This demonstration removes any doubt about the viability of commercial off-the-shelf servers as a high performance platform for packet capture and analysis. We anticipate this will encourage more network equipment manufacturers to adopt the strategy of standardizing on Napatech to accelerate their time-to-market and reduce risk."

About Napatech

Napatech is the leading supplier of real-time analysis adapters with over 140,000 Ethernet ports deployed worldwide. Designed for use with Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) servers, Napatech adapters enable rapid development of powerful appliances for high performance analysis. Napatech adapters guarantee real-time delivery of data at speeds up to 40 Gbps. Intelligent features allow network data analysis to be off-loaded, thereby accelerating application analysis for managing, securing and optimizing networks and services. When performance matters, the world's largest equipment vendors in telecom, enterprise, financial and government markets choose Napatech. Customers depend on Napatech for reliable delivery, complimentary maintenance and upgrades, and experienced global customer support. Napatech is headquartered in Copenhagen (Denmark) with offices in Mountain View, Andover, Washington D.C. (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea) and São Paulo (Brazil).

For more information, visit us at, or please contact:

North America

Nicholas Arraje

VP Sales 

+1 888 318 8288 ext. 707 


Europe, Middle East, Africa 

Stig Bang 

VP Sales

+45 4038 3403



Thomas Jørgensen

VP Sales

+81 3 5326 3374


South America

Palle Kjær 

+55 11 2127 0782



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