MantisNet announces new reconfigurable frame processor

MantisNet, a developer of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) –based network monitoring solutions, has announced the availability of the next-generation Reconfigurable Frame Processor (RFP), the RFP-NG, the company said.

The RFP-NG delivers unparalleled real-time capabilities to monitor, manage and secure network traffic at speeds up to 100G and beyond. With an innovative and flexible approach to data-plane programming, advanced instrumentation and packet processing at its core, the RFP-NG supersedes purpose-built packet brokers, load balancers, and firewalls.

More than just an “identify and alert” platform, the RFP-NG can take action on network threats with an open, “vendor agnostic” approach to management and monitoring that simplifies deployment with third-party applications and analytic workflows. With the RFP-NG, DevOp, NetOp and SecOp teams finally have the end-to-end visibility and the ability to manage network traffic flows at speeds of up to 100G and beyond.

The RFP-NG solution consists of MantisNet software applications running on a P4-programmable SDN platform to provide next-generation packet broker (NGPB), flow-aware load balancing, advanced telemetry and more. It takes advantage of the advanced capabilities of the Barefoot Tofinoâ„¢ chipset that provides 3.2Tb/s (32 x 100G) or 6.4Tb/s (64 x 100G) of bandwidth at network speeds of — 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G or 100G. With a programmable match-action pipeline architecture, the RFP-NG supports a wide variety of functions including service chaining, streaming telemetry, filtering, de-encapsulation, load balancing and per-packet visibility with nanosecond precision Barefoot Smart Programmable Real-time In-band Network Telemetry — Barefoot SPRINTTM as well as Yang model-driven management.

Barefoot Networks launched in 2016 after two years of developing technology that built switch silicon with a forwarding plane that is defined in software while not compromising on performance. Barefoot empowers network owners and their infrastructure partners to design, optimize, and innovate to meet their specific requirements and gain competitive advantage. For more information, visit

MantisNet develops Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) network intelligence solutions that provide businesses and governments real-time network monitoring solutions, for 100G speeds and beyond. For more information, visit