SD-WAN solutions need a detailed understanding of network traffic in order to be effective in leveraging multiple network paths for different applications. Only advanced Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) can provide a high enough level of application visibility and traffic classification to meet all the needs of QoS management, security functions such as firewalling and traffic routing optimization.
Qosmos ixEngine® is an advanced, DPI-based classification and metadata engine that recognizes over 3400 protocols and can extract over 5400 metadata. It performs IP classification and extracts metadata up to Layer 7, based on real-time application and subscriber information. Developed specifically for integration into third-party applications, such as SD-WAN, it provides granular information to be used as input for higher-level functions such as firewalling, QoS based-routing and WAN optimization.
Qosmos ixEngine provides application-level visibility to improve SD-WAN routing and security functions