RSA CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 16, 2018 – Netronome, a leader in high-performance intelligent networking solutions, today announced the release of eBPF/XDP offload for Agilio SmartNICs. This provides a foundation for building high-performance, kernel-compliant firewalls, DDoS protection and load balancing products that complement and build on the momentum in the Linux community to drive highly secure, scalable applications needed to optimally secure the exponential growth of users, devices and data.
You may have been following the development of the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) in the kernel community since 3.15, or you may still associate the Berkeley Packet Filter with the work Van Jacobson did in 1992. You may have used BPF for years with tcpdump, or you may have started to plumb it in your data plane already! This blog aims to describe, at very high level, the key developments from a performance networking point of
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