THE NEED FOR A DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF NETWORK TRAFFIC

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 DPI ENGINE

Qosmos ixEngine® is an advanced, DPI-based classification and metadata engine that recognizes over 3300 protocols and can extract over 5300 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

QOSMOS IXENGINE MAIN FEATURES FOR SD-WAN

  • Classifies and keeps track of all network flows by application and user
  • Provides volume, delay and jitter per application, user and network link
  • Fully supports SDN/NFV environments by using a flow-based approach to cover traffic going across both physical and logical interfaces
  • Provides actionable security information in real-time (e.g. automatically identifies fake or corrupted files)
  • Provides computed statistics in real-time (e.g. MOS for VoIP)

BENEFITS

  • The highly granular and timely information provided by Qosmos ixEngine enables SD-WAN solution developers to create more responsive and precise algorithms. In addition, by integrating Qosmos ixEngine into SD-WAN products instead of using in-house DPI technology, solution providers can reduce their development and maintenance costs and accelerate time-to-market.
Adding Value to SD-WAN with DPI
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Demo of Qosmos DPI Engine for Network & Telecom Applications
Qosmos Protocol and Application Plugin Library
Layer 7 Visibility for Virtual CPE (a whitepaper by Heavy Reading)