Mellanox, Titan acquisition to help strengthen network intelligence capabilities

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Mellanox Technologies is to acquire network intelligence and security technology developer, Titan IC Systems to help accelerate search and big data analytics across a broad range of applications in data centres.

The acquisition is designed to help strengthen Mellanox’s network intelligence capabilities, delivered through the company’s advanced ConnectX and BlueField families of SmartNIC and inside/outside processing unit (IPU) solutions. Titan is experienced in high-speed complex pattern matching and real-time internet traffic inspection for advanced cyber security and data analytics applications. Its RXP hardware network intelligence acceleration engine offloads regular expressions string and malware matching, freeing up CPU cores and delivering faster throughput and increased efficiency.

The RXP engine will complement the Mellanox BlueField IPU based solutions, which include line-rate network, storage, and crypto accelerators at speeds up to 200Gb/s. Titan IC’s team in Belfast, Northern Ireland will become the centre of advanced network intelligence research and development for Mellanox.

Eyal Waldman, president and CEO Mellanox Technologies: ‘Our customers will benefit from the deep analytics and enhanced security that will be delivered by the integration of our Ethernet and InfiniBand products and deep packet inspection and analytics technologies from Titan IC. With this acquisition, our mergers and acquisition investments total more than $1.2bn to date and more than $53m invested in start-ups to further our intelligent networking strategy.’

Added Noel McKenna, CEO at Titan: ‘We are pleased to become part of Mellanox and together we will accelerate the pace of innovation and will advance network intelligence to new levels of performance and insight. We have worked with Mellanox for many years to integrate our RXP regular expression processor into their advanced line of BlueField I/O Processing Units (IPUs). Now as part of Mellanox, we will be able to achieve new capabilities for cyber intelligence, intrusion detection and protection, and advanced data analytics applications.’

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