Qosmos ixEngine Datasheet

Qosmos ixEngine® is a DPI-based application classification and metadata extraction engine used by Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEM), Network Equipment Providers (NEP) and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to embed detailed and reliable flow-decoding technology into their applications. More than 70% of networking vendors and ISVs who have decided to outsource DPI-based technology have selected Qosmos ixEngine for their solutions.

Qosmos Classifier Datasheet

The Qosmos Classifier is a dedicated software function with open SDN & NFV interfaces, designed to enable any type of service combination while optimizing networking and infrastructure costs. Systems integrators and solution vendors can leverage this ready-to-use service classifier to enable intelligent, dynamic service chaining for mobile Gi-LAN or enterprise environments (e.g. WAN or vCPE).

Service Classification for vCPE Solutions: Enabling Service Function Chaining and New VAS

By integrating service classification, vendors can create vCPE solutions that support Service Function Chaining and a host of new value-added services. Qosmos ixEngine®, the market leading classification and metadata engine, is a key enabler in developing a robust service classification function for vCPE.

Qosmos ixEngine for SIEM and Security Analytics

Speeding up discovery and containment with DPI-based IP classification probes feeding Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.

Qosmos ixEngine Content Extraction for Malware Protection and Data Loss Prevention

Qosmos ixEngine® provides extraction and facilitates reconstruction of network traffic content within cyber security solutions. This gives developers the ability to expose file movements at the network level to track potential malware and data exfiltration.

Qosmos ixEngine for Data Center Security and Micro-Segmentation

Micro-segmentation is a new way to enhance security for east-west traffic within a data center. This new approach requires real-time application-awareness which can be provided by a L7 Classifier based on Qosmos ixEngine®.

Accelerated NFV and Intelligent Service Chaining

This Cavium-Qosmos solution brief explains how the combination of Qosmos IP classification technology, integratred with Cavium LiquidIO adapters enables the virtual switch to be turned into a Layer 7 networking solution that can supply in-band and out-of-band virtual services. The joint solution can result in OpEx savings due to significantly better throughput per platform.

Improve Network Efficiency with Qosmos DPI and Red Hat NFV Infrastructure

This Executive Brief describes how Red Hat® and Qosmos technologies can be used to implement a service-aware NFV infrastructure that improves network efficiency and reduces costs through dynamic service chaining and intelligent traffic routing.

Dynamic Service Chaining based on DPI embedded in the NFV Infrastructure

This Intel®-Qosmos Application Note explains how Qosmos DPI-based IP classification technology, running on hypervisor-hosted platforms based on Intel® Xeon® processors, enables dynamic service chaining according to Layer 7 policies and rules.

Qosmos Protocol and Application Plugin Library

Qosmos ixEngine® is the most complete application classification and metadata extraction engine on the market, with the ability to identify all major protocols and applications circulating on fixed and mobile networks. Our library of more than 2700 plugins and signatures covers all categories of protocols and applications used on IP networks by individuals (web and enterprise applications) and systems (Machine-to-Machine communications).

Adapt in Real Time with Advanced Service Classification from leaders Qosmos and Napatech

Qosmos and Napatech offer a joint solution to provide complete metadata-based visibility into network traffic in real time.

Virtual Probes for NFVI Monitoring

As operators transition to NFV, monitoring solutions need to adapt. The classic model, based on hardware probes and packet brokers, is not only challenged economically, but is also blind when it comes to monitoring traffic within the virtualization platform. This white paper argues that in next-generation, NFV-based networks, the ability to monitor traffic and service performance is critical and should be available across both physical interfaces and virtual interfaces. The paper discusses how monitoring should be integrated with the NFVI and makes the case for a virtual probe (vProbe) function to be deployed between virtual network elements. This monitoring capability should offer standard application programming interfaces (APIs), supporting real-time online and offline views to higher-level analytics and management functions.  

Layer 7 Visibility for Virtual CPE

Written by Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Intel and Qosmos, this white paper explores how operators can use L4-7 traffic analysis to offer new and value-added vCPE services such as L7 firewalls and service chaining.


Data Center Security: Micro-Segmentation and Application Visibility

This whitepaper, written by IHS-Infonetics’ Research Director Jeff Wilson and sponsored by Qosmos, looks at security in the data center and the emergence of micro-segmentation. It explains how secure micro segmentation works and how it impacts data center architectures and investigates the role of Layer 7 traffic visibility in creating strong security solutions.


Service Chaining in Carrier Networks

This whitepaper, co-published by Heavy Reading and Qosmos, examines why dynamic service chaining is useful and how it enables operators to dynamically create services using appliance-based and virtualized network functions (VNFs). It will analyze implementation options in carrier networks, specifically addressing the role of the classifier, packet-header options and the importance of metadata.


Deep Packet Inspection Characterization

This Intel®-Qosmos whitepaper discusses how Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and IP classification allow the implementation of detailed network analytics and fine-grained policies, and enable Service Providers to improve network performance and end-user quality of experience. More specifically, bandwidth costs can be reduced, and fine-grained congestion control can be applied. DPI is becoming increasingly relevant in NFV due to its applicability in many well-known network functions.


Using Service Classification to Build an Application-Aware NFV Infrastructure for vCPE Services

In order to increase profitability and compete effectively, especially against cloud service providers and over-the-top (OTT) services companies, communications service providers are looking to reduce costs, simplify customer infrastructure, and increase service agility. One way to achieve this is through support of virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) as a new service delivery architecture. With vCPE, the carrier installs basic customer premise equipment (CPE) at the subscriber site, and delivers more advanced CPE service functions from a data center in a central office, point of presence (PoP) or other central location.

This Intel® Network Builders solution brief, written in partnership with Qosmos, covers how network equipment, platform, middleware, and software suppliers can use service classification to build an application-aware NFV Infrastructure for vCPE Services.

DPI & Traffic Analysis in Networks Based on NFV and SDN

This whitepaper, co-published by Heavy Reading and Qosmos, explores the role of Deep Packet Inspection, IP classification technologies and related techniques in virtualized networks based on ETSI NFV, SDN and Cloud services. It is based on a survey, conducted by Heavy Reading, examining the challenges and opportunities for telecom vendors around DPI/traffic analysis and virtualization.



Service Classification for vCPE Solutions: Enabling Service Function Chaining and New VAS

By integrating service classification, vendors can create vCPE solutions that support Service Function Chaining and a host of new value-added services. Qosmos ixEngine®, the market leading classification and metadata engine, is a key enabler in developing a robust service classification function for vCPE.

PROTEI integrates Qosmos ixEngine® technology into PROTEI DPI platform in less than 6 months

Off-the-shelf DPI and packet parsing technology from Qosmos strengthens advanced PROTEI policy enforcement & charging system with one of the most powerful network intelligence engines available on the market.

Policy Control & Charging (PCC) Use Case

In the PCC use case, Qosmos provides the IP classification software component that enables the protocol, application-ID and metadata classification and extraction. This allows Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) to develop products perfectly suited to their customers’ new requirements for managing the exponential growth of mobile data, providing differentiated services and enhancing user experience.

Mobile Data Offload Use Case

Qosmos DPI-based IP classification and metadata extraction technologies enable smarter offload strategies.

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