A Memory-Efficient Pattern Matching with Hardware-Based Bit-Split String Matchers for Deep Packet Inspection

HyunJin KIM
Hong-Sik KIM
Jung-Hee LEE
Jin-Ho AHN
Sungho KANG

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.2    pp.396-398
Publication Date: 2010/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.396
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network Management/Operation
Keyword: 
computer network security,  deep packet inspection,  finite state machine,  pattern matching,  and network monitoring,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes a hardware-based parallel pattern matching engine using a memory-based bit-split string matcher architecture. The proposed bit-split string matcher separates the transition table from the state table, so that state transitions towards the initial state are not stored. Therefore, total memory requirements can be minimized.