As networks evolve, there is increasing demand for Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) to play an active role in controlling and optimizing the flow of data to third-party management and security tools. To address expanding requirements and remain competitive in a constantly evolving environment, NPB vendors must propose next-generation solutions, able to perform more intelligent data processing across hybrid network architectures.
The granular traffic visibility and application-awareness required for the next generation of NPB solutions can be achieved through the integration of real-time classification based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. The combination of precise traffic classification with extension modules, such as a rule engine, allows NPB developers to create more intelligent, accurate and efficient traffic filtering logic while also improving the effectiveness of downstream applications.
Qosmos ixEngine® is a DPI engine that analyzes traffic flows in real-time up to Layer 7. The information provided by Qosmos ixEngine can be used to create integrated, filtering mechanisms based on application, session, flow, user/subscriber, device and raw or calculated metadata.
Qosmos ixEngine is able to classify encrypted traffic and can operate in all types of architecture, identifying sessions from end-to-end, regardless of whether they use a virtualized, physical or hybrid infrastructure.