Written by Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Intel and Qosmos, 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.

As organizations of every type and size face a rapidly escalating threat landscape, they must rely on vendors of security systems for protection. Written by Jeff Wilson, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology, IHS Markit, this white paper describes how Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) plays a key role to strengthen cybersecurity solutions like next-gen firewalls, threat intelligence platforms, malware protection and data loss prevention (DLP).

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.

This IntelĀ®-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.