Flow tracking is an integral aspect of many network-related applications, including intrusion detection, network administration, per-flow billing, and network engineering. While some applications do not require precise tracking of every packet or flow and successfully employ statistical sampling or approximations to achieve an acceptable level of accuracy, many others, especially in the security domain, do not have such flexibility. Faced with rapidly growing number of networked devices, increasing Internet usage, and rising network bandwidth, precise flow tracking has become a very difficult problem with system memory as the main bottleneck.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Networking and Communications Hardware Workshop (ANCHOR), 2005|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|