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CounterFlow AI Enters OEM Deal with Napatech for Deep Packet Capture to AI-driven Threat Detection


CounterFlow AI Enters OEM Deal with Napatech for Deep Packet Capture to AI-driven Threat Detection

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersecurity innovator CounterFlow AI, which uses streaming machine learning technology at the network edge to help threat hunters quickly detect and respond to network threats, has announced that it has entered into an OEM agreement with Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of reconfigurable computing platforms. Counterflow will license Napatech's Pandion network traffic recording solution.

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Napatech's Pandion solution for network recording includes FPGA-based SmartNIC software and hardware, along with application software that guarantees line-rate packet capture from 1 to 100 gigabits per second, with lossless write to disk. It can scale to retain petabytes of data and support a range of storage options, with advanced indexing and search features. The solution seamlessly integrates with Counterflow's DragonFly Threat Sensors (DTS) to provide a trail of critical forensic evidence for enterprises and network operators when they are responding to cybersecurity incidents.

"This is an exciting partnership for us," said Ray Smets, CEO of Napatech. "We have worked with members of the CounterFlow AI team for many years, since the early days of their nPulse Technologies venture. We know their track record and expertise in delivering world-class packet capture solutions is unmatched. No organization is better placed to take our Pandion solution to a new set of customers."

"Packet capture is a key component of our threat hunting platform," said Randy Caldejon, CounterFlow AI's CEO. "It is the source of ground truth and provides the large-scale input data needed to train our machine-learning models. Furthermore, it enables us to link an alert directly to the specific traffic flow which caused it, saving hours of search time for security analysts."

CounterFlow's platform uses machine-learning and data science techniques to filter and rank threat alerts, ensuring that the most critical events are brought to the attention of responders first. It can also identify anomalous network behavior that may be indicative of malicious activity.  Continuously applying the same techniques to a large data set of captured packets allows threat hunters to search for attackers who may have evaded traditional perimeter defenses.

"Working with the Napatech Pandion solution means we can deliver this integrated capability immediately and focus our internal development efforts on streaming analytics based on artificial intelligence (AI)," said Caldejon.

About CounterFlow AI
CounterFlow AI, Inc. is a Virginia-based company which designs and builds threat-hunting solutions for world-class security operations centers (SOC). The company is redefining the art of threat hunting integrating streaming analytics with network forensics to drive targeting operations in real time.  CounterFlow AI's flagship product is a threat hunting platform that integrates signature inspection, machine learning analytics, and intelligent packet capture, enabling security analysts to significantly reduce time to detection and response. For more information, visit  

About Napatech
Napatech helps companies to reimagine their business by bringing hyperscale computing benefits to IT organizations of every size. We enhance open and standard virtualized servers to boost innovation and release valuable computing resources that improve services and increase revenue. Our reconfigurable computing platform™ is based on a broad set of FPGA software for leading IT compute, network and security applications that are supported on a wide array of FPGA hardware designs. Additional information is available at:

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