6WIND Announces TCP Boost to Resolve Linux Bottlenecks in TCP-based Applications

Customer Success with SSL Inspection and Test & Measurement Solutions

Santa Clara, CA and Paris, France, December 14, 2017 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced TCP Boost, a high performance Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) stack for proxy and server deployments. TCP is a client/server protocol used to communicate between applications over an IP network. However, the performance of TCP-based applications is limited by common bottlenecks in the Linux kernel. To overcome these limitations, 6WIND offers TCP Boost as a solution, based on its 6WINDGate™ packet processing software, which is widely deployed as the industry’s highest performance TCP userland stack since 2010.

6WIND’s TCP Boost leverages DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) in a fast path user space model to eliminate Linux performance bottlenecks. TCP Boost helps build high performance TCP-based applications for both bare metal and virtual machine (VM) deployments. TCP Boost integrates with 6WINDGate’s comprehensive Layer 2-3 protocol stacks, which are deployed in Tier 1 networks worldwide to help OEMs build networking products with a competitive advantage.

Customer success using 6WIND TCP Boost includes the following solutions:

  • SSL Inspection: to increase cyber threat protection for high speed networks, TCP Boost is used as a proxy to offload TCP traffic from the Linux kernel.
  • Test and Measurement: to test the Quality of Experience (QoE) for high-speed networks, TCP Boost is used as the TCP stack in a server upon which applications such as Traffic Generators are built.

TCP Boost Performance Tested on an IXIA XT80v2:

  • Number of concurrent sessions: 8 million
  • Connection establishment rate: 1.4 million connections per second
  • Throughput: 12 Gbps per core

“Since 2010, customers selected 6WIND to help resolve common Linux bottlenecks in TCP-based applications that cripple performance,” said Eric Carmès, Founder and CEO of 6WIND. “Our TCP Boost gives customers a solution to increase performance while reducing time-to-market for high speed TCP-based networking applications, whether bare metal or virtual.”

For more information on 6WIND TCP Boost visit: http://www.6wind.com/products/solutions/tcp/

About 6WIND
6WIND’s networking software solves performance and time-to-market challenges for OEMs and Network Builders. The company’s packet processing software and software appliances are optimized for cost-effective hardware, such as Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) servers, with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features. 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, South Korea and the United States. For more information visit: http://www.6wind.com.