NetStage/DPR: A Self-adaptable FPGA Platform for Application-Level Network Security

  • Sascha Mühlbach
  • Andreas Koch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6578)


Increasing transmission speeds in high-performance networks pose significant challenges to protecting the systems and networking infrastructure. Reconfigurable devices have already been used with great success to implement lower-levels of appropriate security measures (e.g., deep-packet inspection). We present a reconfigurable processing architecture capable of handling even application-level tasks, and also able to autonomously adapt itself to varying traffic patterns using dynamic partial reconfiguration. As a first use-case, we examine the collection of Malware by emulating an entire honeynet of potentially hundreds of thousands of hosts using a single-chip implementation of the architecture.


Intrusion Detection System Packet Forward Incoming Packet Adaptation Engine Rule Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sascha Mühlbach
    • 1
  • Andreas Koch
    • 2
  1. 1.Secure Things GroupCenter for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED)Germany
  2. 2.Embedded Systems and Applications Group, Dept. of Computer ScienceTechnische Universität DarmstadtGermany

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