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Increasing the power efficiency of Bloom filters for network string matching

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Kos Island, Greece
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1828 - 1831
ISBN (Print)0780393899
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2006 - Kos, Greece


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2006


Although software based techniques are widely accepted in computer security systems, there is a growing interest to utilize hardware opportunities in order to compensate for the network bandwidth increases. Recently, hardware based virus protection systems have started to emerge. This type of hardware systems work by identifying the malicious content and removing it from the network streams. In principle, they make use of string matching. Bit by bit, they compare the virus signatures with the bit strings in the network. The bloom filters are ideal data structures for string matching. Nonetheless, they consume large power when many of them used in parallel to match different virus signatures. In this paper, we propose a new type of Bloom filter architecture which exploits well-known pipelining technique

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International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2006

Duration21 Jan 200624 Jan 2006

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