Data Processing Unit Software

Xelera Net is a SmartNIC software which accelerates IPsec, TLS, and DDoS detection applications.

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High performance

2x100 Gbps network bandwidth and low latency.

Full offload

Complete data plane offload to SmartNIC hardware.

High integration

Seamless integration and management system.

High efficiency

TCO savings: Freeing up CPUs for other applications.  

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DPU software for 2x100 Gbps network throughput

Xelera Net is a Data Processing Unit (DPU) software which accelerates the IPsec network security function and eliminates the performance bottlenecks of servers performing security tasks on 100GbE networks: Xelera Net offloads IPsec to SmartNICs and delivers a 2x100Gbps IPsec bandwidth. It provides a turn-key SmartNIC solution

In addition to the Inline Accelerator, Xelera Net includes a software-based IPsec accelerator which scales the workload across CPU cores and does not require additional accelerator hardware.

Network Acceleration Suite

The Xelera Net Suite provides multiple high-speed network security functions built on a performance-optimized data plane processing framework.

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IPsec Accelerator
High-speed IPsec.
Reduction of CPU cores.
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DDoS Detection
Low latency packet and flow inspection.
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TLS Offload
High-bandwidth TLS.
Reduction of CPU cores.
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Accelerating nextgeneration VPNs.



The Inline Accelerator provides simultaneous 100Gbps IPsec encryption plus 100Gbps IPsec decryption (including the software API, driver and the hardware). The performance is sustained for up to 16k IPsec sessions.


The DPDK-enabled Xelera Secure Networks software is deployed on AMD datacenter acceleration and smartNIC platforms. The platform is reused for different applications besides IPsec.

Full Offload

The Xelera Net Inline Accelerator offloads the compute-intensive IPsec security and network functions on the fast-path to the hardware accelerator, freeing up all the CPU cores for other applications.

Software Integration

Xelera Net provides a software API for the IPsec ESP protocol at line-rate. It interfaces with third-party IPsec key exchange tools (such as strongSwan) or its own IKEv2 software.


The SmartNIC is deployed as a turnkey system. It presents itself in the host system as a PCIe-attached network interface adapter - visible to either an operating system, which can be a Linux or BSD. Xelera Net exposes a software interface on the host side for integration with third-party user application software and key exchange services.

the architecture of Xelera Net is shown in this picture.

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Stefan Seitz
Head of R&D