Patent Number: 7,042,886

Title: Apparatus, method, and computer program for wire-speed classification and pre-processing of data packets in an ATM network

Abstract: A system that efficiently and effectively monitors Internet protocol (IP) data being transferred in an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) protocol and provides the information necessary according to a list of specified rules and a method and computer program product therefor are provided. The system allows for opening a process flow associated with the IP data such that the total amount of information about the process flow is reduced and the associated data is promptly recognized as belonging to a specific process flow. The system is capable of directing the data belonging to a certain process flow to an assigned network processor out of a plurality of such processors, while maintaining a balanced load between those processors.

Inventors: Ben Nun; Michael (Ramat Hasharon, IL)

Assignee: P-Cube Ltd.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018