Enea Fast Path 

Enea Fast Path is a cross-platform user space TCP/IP stack that radically accelerates networking performance for any application communicating over IP and with requirements for scalability, throughput or latency. Enea Fast Path provides unrivaled performance for termination and forwarding use cases.




Faster networking

Enea Fast Path makes better use of your hardware by significantly increasing networking speeds and providing linear scalability for many core devices. 

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3 good (technical) reasons to why you need an IP fast path. Why Nokia and others invest in an open source project to accelerate IP communication

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Zero lock-in

Lock-in effects are eliminated thanks to backward compatibility with OFP and support for several hardware architectures and packet acceleration frameworks.

Linear Scalability

Thanks to linear performance scalability for an increased number of cores, Enea Fast Path leverages the power of multicore devices.

Optimized For DPDK

Enea Fast Path is optimized for DPDK, providing even shorter latencies and higher throughput wherever DPDK is available.

Support and Maintenance

Strong support and maintenance agreements that keep you protected from security threats and unexpected issues. Our engineers are ready to help you with small and big issues. 

  • Commercial support and maintenance 
  • Long-term support for long product lifecycles
  • Support for customer specific branches and adaptions

Integration Services

Integrating, configuring and tuning a fast path IP stack for maximum performance requires extensive experience, knowledge and a lot of time. Enea provides the collective expertise of its highly skilled engineers through a number of integration services designed to accelerate development projects and off-load customers.

  • Integration on specific hardware and software systems. Replacing existing proprietary data plane APIs or creating a packet processing partition using ODP or DPDK; customized application API’s and communication with the control plane; and customizations to support special hardware configurations.
  • Hardware porting and optimization services. Test and verification of silicon vendor implementations, and optimization for specific hardware (which optionally includes implementing support for vendor specific SDK API’s and HW accelerators).
  • Feature development services. Pre-study, specification and implementation of custom features and protocols.
  • Production test, maintenance and support services. Test and validation, release management, maintenance and backport of specific features.