Qosmos Leverages Latest Generation of OCTEON® II Processors to Deliver High Performance Network Intelligence

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Summary: Combination of Qosmos® ixEngine® and OCTEON® II provides high performance network intelligence to power the most demanding applications for cloud computing, virtualization, HD video and mobile 3G/4G networks.

Paris, France, 07 May 2013 – Qosmos, the market leader in embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Network Intelligence (NI) technology, today announced full integration with the latest generation of Cavium OCTEON II processors. This results in a best-of-breed combination of L7 application intelligence with high performance packet processing, powering the most demanding applications for cloud computing, virtualization, HD video over IP, and mobile 3G/4G networks.

Qosmos’ flagship product ixEngine is the de facto industry-standard software engine for Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and L7 application intelligence in telecoms, cloud and SDN architectures. Qosmos ixEngine identifies and extracts information traveling over networks in real time, providing a true picture of the traffic by identifying protocols, types of application, and extracting additional information in the form of metadata. Equipment makers, telco and enterprise software vendors and cloud service providers use Qosmos to gain Layer 7 visibility, accelerate time to market and ensure continuous signature updates.

Qosmos is the only pure-play OEM vendor specializing in DPI-based Network Intelligence technology. The company is experiencing an accelerating momentum worldwide, driven by the increased interest by equipment vendors and ISVs to outsource DPI technology, and trends to new network architectures such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

“Innovative companies like Cavium maintain their leadership by partnering with dedicated specialists like Qosmos,” said Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO at Qosmos. “I am pleased that Qosmos can be a strategic technology partner for Cavium by bringing deep expertise in network intelligence technology.”

“Qosmos continues to be a strategic Cavium PACE partner, and we already have a number of joint designs at market leading customers,” said Steve Klinger, Senior Director, Infrastructure Products Group, Cavium, Inc. “The Qosmos ixEngine will also be able to run on our next generation 100+ Gbps OCTEON III processor, given the backward compatibility with our OCTEON II family.”

Qosmos DPI performance demo at INTEROP, Las Vegas May 6-10, 2013, Cavium booth #2251
See a demo of Qosmos ixEngine running on Cavium OCTEON II at the Cavium booth at INTEROP. The demo features performance indicators such as throughput, packets per second and memory use. ixEngine can be configured for the optimal speed / detail ratio by choosing which metadata to extract or by selecting the number of cores used for DPI.

About Qosmos®
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 50 companies worldwide. Based in Paris, Qosmos has offices in Silicon Valley, Singapore and London. For more information, please visit www.qosmos.com.

Qosmos Media Contact
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