What is a network processor?

Network processors are programmable microprocessors that are optimised for handling the packets of data that travel through today’s telecommunications networks. Data traffic on these networks is increasing year-on-year, creating demand for more capable network processors that can manipulate and transform the data packets as required. Operations that network processors can execute include encryption, packet inspection and queue management.

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