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).

Qosmos Classification as a Virtual Network Function Component (VNFC) Datasheet

Qosmos technology as a Virtual Network Function Component (VNFC) complies with an official use case standardized by ETSI in July 2013. The Qosmos VNFC runs in a virtual machine and uses an optimized interface to feed application information and metadata to other integrated components, together forming virtual networking equipment (VNFs) such as Service Routers, GGSN, PCEF, BRAS, ADC/Load Balancers, Network Analytics, NG Firewalls, WAN optimization, etc.

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.

Policy Enforcement in SDN and NFV-based Telco Infrastructure

This Intel®-Qosmos Application Note explains how Qosmos DPI-based IP classification technology and traffic shaping functions can be added to a virtual switch, allowing a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) to set policy based on a flow’s application ID and metadata data. The hypervisor-hosted solution runs on an Intel® Xeon® processor-based platform and bypasses Linux kernel performance bottle necks via the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK).

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 2400 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.

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.


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.

Realizing the Benefits of Network Functions Virtualisation in Telecom Networks

This paper is a joint effort by Intel, Qosmos, and Tieto to describe how standard IT, high-volume servers, and commercial and open source software can be used in a reference architecture vision to meet the challenges of network evolution, and thereby unleash the full potential of NFV.

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.

CloudNFV™ Unites the Best of Cloud Computing, SDN and NFV

This whitepaper presents CloudNFV™, an open platform for implementing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) based on cloud computing and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies in a multi-vendor environment.

Service-Aware Network Architecture Based on SDN, NFV, and Network Intelligence

This Intel®-Qosmos whitepaper discusses how deep packet inspection (DPI) and IP classification enables network operators to offer new services and better manage bandwidth by providing real-time visibility into IP traffic patterns and user behavior.

DPI and Metadata for Security Applications

This document explains how vendors can improve solutions for new market demands by filling the gap between COTS network security and raw data analysis.

SIEM Use Case

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

Data Center Micro-segmentation with Qosmos SAM L7 Classifier

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 is provided by the Qosmos SAM L7 Classifier for vSwitch.

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.

L7 Application Visibility for NFV and Data Centers

This presentation covers the key role of Layer 7 application visibility in SDN & NFV environments, the need for L7 visibility as part of protocols (e.g. OpenFlow, NSH) and APIs (e.g. ODL SFC) and the integration of L7 application awareness with standard management tools such as OpenStack and ODL.

It is illustrated with concrete use cases:

1) service Chaining for Gi-LAN,

2) security based on micro-segmentation in datacenters


Intelligent Service Function Chaining

This presentation explains how service providers can use intelligent Service Function Chaining for easy and fast deployment of services in their Gi-LAN environments. It also presents the Service Classifier, an emerging product category, providing detailed, real-time traffic visibility in SDN & NFV environments, and representing a key enabler for dynamic Service Chaining of mobile services.