Company overview

Qosmos turns networks into information sources, making them application- and service-aware. The company’s award-winning Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Layer 7 Network Intelligence (NI) technologies recognize thousands of communication protocols and metadata attributes, creating an essential information layer that gives the most accurate picture of real-time data activity on networks.
Market-leading equipment makers, specialized software vendors and cloud service providers embed Qosmos in telco and enterprise solutions where real-time Layer 7 intelligence is critical, such as traffic optimization, policy management, quality of experience, analytics, firewalls, cyber defense and more. Qosmos software development kit and probes can be used in all environments – physical, virtualized and in SDN architectures – to accelerate time to market and ensure continuous signature updates.
A pioneer in Network Intelligence based on DPI, Qosmos is the leading independent OEM provider on the market today, serving more than 60 companies worldwide. Qosmos is based in Paris and has regional headquarters in the Silicon Valley and in Singapore.


Technology Leadership

Qosmos Network Intelligence technology:

  • Recognizes thousands of communication and application protocols—the largest number available today
  • Decodes data crossing networks at the highest network speeds (n x 10 Gbps)
  • Extracts the most metadata from data crossing networks—more than 4,000 from network to application layers
  • Is supported with the world’s most advanced protocol update services
  • Is optimized for the world’s leading network processors

Market Leadership

Qosmos is the most widely deployed technology for Network Intelligence Technology (Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) + metadata). Qosmos technology is used by:

  • The world’s leading vendor of mobile technology
  • The world’s leading vendor of networking technology
  • EMEA governments
  • APAC governments
  • Major US network security vendors
  • Vendors to the telecommunications industry
  • Vendors to major enterprises

Strategic Partner Business Model

Qosmos follows an advanced partnership model, which enables its clients to accelerate their time to market for solutions utilizing advanced DPI and real-time Network Intelligence. As a pure-play technology vendor, Qosmos provides tools, expertise and support for clients to minimize burdens of development costs, project risks and ongoing solution maintenance. Beyond technical integration, Qosmos works with clients on a strategic level. The business model consists of:

Evaluation Stage: to help clients choose the best DPI engine and architecture for their requirements
Build Stage: to optimize solution performance, time to market and quality assurance
Run Stage: to support clients with continuous Qosmos technology updates (protocols, metadata and software functionality)


Qosmos was founded in 2000 by members of the LIP6 Computer Research Laboratory in Paris.

Since its founding, Qosmos has developed and operates with specific DPI/NI technology development, validation and support processes. The company is also known for Qosmos Labs, a world-class DPI/NI Center of Excellence, staffed by a large team of DPI specialists with more than 100 man years of experience.

Qosmos is privately held and has successfully completed three rounds of capital funding. Investors include Alven Capital, DFJ Esprit, Bpifrance and GfK Group.