Qosmos Announces Support for IPv6 in its Network Intelligence Technology Suite – Paris


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Paris, France – June 11, 2012

Qosmos next-generation DPI products provide native support for new and updated IPv6 communication protocols for seamless traffic analysis

Network Intelligence technology provider Qosmos (www.qosmos.com) today announced that its line of next-generation Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) products natively supports the IPv6 protocol. Qosmos is the first DPI engine to natively support IPv6 and all the transition mechanisms between IPv4 and IPv6. The capability has been in place since the inception of Qosmos technology more than ten years ago and its strategic importance is highlighted by the current worldwide migration to IPv6.

In recent years, the explosion in use of mobile-ready devices such as smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops has rapidly depleted the pool of IPv4 addresses, restricting growth in major markets. As service providers and their vendors rush to accommodate the final switchover to the IPv6 protocol to compensate for this shortage, it is imperative that DPI solutions be able to detect and translate them properly. With support of the new protocol standard on-board, Qosmos’ solution and network equipment provider customers can be assured their own solutions will fully support the new global standard.

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • Qosmos’ award-winning Network Intelligence products create an Information Layer in communications networks that enriches solutions developed by telecom and cybersecurity vendors with detailed, real-time visibility into all network-based activity, delivering the ability to make their solutions user- and application-aware. Qosmos’ solution and network equipment provider (NEP) customers use the technology to build next-generation solutions where real-time intelligence is critical, making them more secure, efficient and profitable.
  • Going beyond traditional five-tuple, Qosmos n-tuple technology, supports IPv6 and IPv4 tunneling which is mandatory to ensure smooth and safe transition mechanisms.
  • Qosmos provides full support of protocol classification over TCP and UDP, enabling the translation and analysis of the different levels of encapsulation these protocols will require in an “IPv6 world.” With IPv6, all mobile networks will need to support this encapsulation in order to promote the efficient delivery of network traffic, and Qosmos supports this requirement.
  • Native support of IPv6-specific signaling protocols in the data and control planes including SIP, FTP and GTP means that solutions that rely on the advanced DPI capabilities in Qosmos’ products can be assured the traffic will be properly correlated and analyzed at any point, ensuring complete and efficient analysis of user and application information in real-time.
  • Qosmos supports communication protocols specifically designed for use in IPv6 networks, including ICMP V6, DHCP V6, IPv6 CP, Teredo, and Mobile IPv6.

Supporting Quotes

  • Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO of Qosmos

“According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, the number of devices connected to IP networks will be nearly three times as high as the global population in 2016. The IPv6 launch marks the official “opening” of the next wave of network addresses to accommodate this explosion in growth. It is an important milestone, and puts the spotlight on the importance of DPI as an essential enabling technology in managing and monetizing the increase in traffic that this growth will bring.”

About Qosmos

Qosmos transforms networks into information sources and enables entirely new services and applications. The company’s Network Intelligence (NI) technology recognizes thousands of communication protocols and metadata attributes for the most accurate picture of real-time data activity on networks. Qosmos NI components are used by vendors in telecommunications and cybersecurity to build next-generation solutions where real-time intelligence is critical, such as traffic optimization, Quality of Service, analytics, firewalls, cyber defense and more, making them more secure, efficient and profitable. www.qosmos.com

Qosmos Media Contact

Debby Stefaniak, Full Circle Communications
Phone: +1-609-721-1368 / Email: dstefaniak@fullcirclecomm.com