Recent upgrades to nPulse Technologies Inc.’s (NYSE:PULS) Capture Probe eXtreme (CPX) high-speed packet capture appliance comes with enhanced session analysis and search capabilities.

The product’s packet-indexing function works at 30 million packets per second and is ideal for massive scale searches. It is being used in the United States government’s Einstein 3 intrusion detection system which monitors network gateways of government departments for unauthorized traffic.

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The CPX 4.0 can carry out a packet-level indexing and retrieving functions with search tools enabling a retrospective search for evidence of threats such as zero-day malware, according to Tim Sullivan, CEO of nPulse. The product sells for $100,000.

The CPX 4.0 essentially works as a “DVR (digital video recorder) for network traffic,” he said.

The CPX 4.0 can bet installed at the network or security operation centre. It captures entire content streams and can recognize alert information from different security information and event management systems including Hewlett-Packard’s ArcSight and Splunk as well as Sourcefire and FireEye.

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