Wind River Intelligent Network Platform Wins Award Honoring Outstanding Innovation Based on Network Intelligence and Advancement of NFV

Award acknowledges Wind River and its efforts to help build faster, smarter and more secure communications networks for the future.

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Mar. 19, 2014 – Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has won a 2014 Network Intelligence Award for its Wind River Intelligent Network Platform, a software platform for the creation of sophisticated network equipment that accelerates, analyzes, and secures the flood of traffic for next-generation networks.

The awards from the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created for collaboration among the network economy’s technology providers, recognize and honor telecom operators and suppliers that have successfully used network intelligence technology to develop and deploy innovative services and products. Intelligent Network Platform won the Best Vendor Product or Solution based on Network Intelligence category.

“High-performance packet processing is essential for cost-effective networks. The Network Intelligence Award acknowledges that Wind’s River’s integrated solution delivers best-in-class features for today’s networks along with the scalability required for NFV,” said Paul Senyshyn, senior director of communications platforms at Wind River. “Wind River Intelligent Network Platform is a key element of our portfolio of Carrier Grade solutions that address the complex challenges of network virtualization.”

Intelligent Network Platform provides superior fast packet acceleration, and a complete deep packet inspection (DPI) solution for high-speed pattern matching and traffic analysis. The platform delivers greater network intelligence while maintaining high performance, including up to 1100% improvement in IP-forwarding, up to a 500% improvement in throughput for UDP and performance boost for TCP.

“Network intelligence is at the foundation of the networked economy on which we all rely,” said Erik Larsson, chairman of the Network Intelligence Alliance. “The Network Intelligence Awards recognize the best use of network intelligence in today’s and tomorrow’s networks. Wind River Intelligent Network Platform provides essential building blocks to help developers create the networks of the future.”

Wind River Intelligent Network Platform has been designed to deliver maximum scalability and flexibility to build faster, smarter, and more secure network elements of all types, including security appliances and mobile and broadband edge devices. The platform is comprised of software that manages a consolidated control and data plane system, and software engines that provide capabilities such as application acceleration, fast packet acceleration, and DPI. Configured with Wind River Linux and a comprehensive suite of development tools, the software platform can also support different combinations of the components, including alternative Linux distributions. Additionally, Wind River offers world-class global support, training, and services.

In addition to Intelligent Network Platform, Wind River continues to build on its technology momentum in the networking space with its Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server, Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux, and Open Virtualization offerings.

About Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive embedded software portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at