The Next Generation of Network Intelligence

Traffic Management and Policy Enforcement

The PRX G-Series product line is a carrier-class bandwidth management, policy enforcement and network intelligence system. It identifies all traffic on the operator network based on deep packet inspection and provides an extensive suite of capabilities to monitor, manage, and monetize network application traffic. 

As a network operator the ipoque PRX G-Series helps you to reduce operational costs of your network as well as to identify and eliminate revenue leakage. Additionally, it allows you to introduce new application-based services models that subscribers are demanding in an all-IP world.

Integrated or Standalone

The PRX offers seamless integration with third-party policy control and quota management systems, supports traffic redirection to value-added service (VAS) platforms, and provides real-time data to accounting and billing systems.

Deployment Architecture

The product line supports a variety of network deployments and access network types. The PRX is typically installed in-line with the network traffic, close to subscriber.

Options include deploying the PRX between the network gateway (e.g. GGSN, PGW, BRAS, or CMTS) and the edge/distribution router or optionally a location higher or lower in the network (such as the Gn network) using IP over Ethernet within our without tunneled/labelled traffic. In mobile networks it plays the role of the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF), receiving and requesting rules from the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF).

Deployment PRX G-Series

Deployment PRX G-Series

Flexible and Scalable

  • Flexible network deployment options
  • Customizable to different customer sizes and target markets
  • Scalable in terms of throughput and subscribers

Powerful and Customizable

  • High-performance policy interface to external policy management systems
  • Subscriber-centric and application-based policy rules: bandwidth limitations, bandwidth guarantees, priorities, redirecting traffic, etc.
  • Smart traffic rerouting to external service platforms including capabilities for URL filtering, caching, optimization and manipulation, and parental controls
  • Statistics, logging, accounting and reporting for configurable time intervals ranging from real-time to one hour to one year
  • IPv6 support on all hardware platforms

Reliable and DPI-driven

  • Detect application slowing down your network, even for elusive and deliberately-concealing protocols
  • Monitor Web, e-mail and file transfer as well as P2P, VoIP, 
streaming, instant messaging, tunneling, gaming, etc.
  • Close to 100% detection and regulation accuracy for all supported protocols
  • Support for ipoque’s complete deep packet inspection engine PACE

Improve your Business Performance

The collected subscriber and network usage data can be used for a variety of decisions supporting subscriber and network policy, quota management, billing and detailed usage reporting. The solution supports your individual business goals of per-application and per-subscriber monetization or QoS policy rules. Thus, with the PRX G-Series you are able to reduce the operating costs of your network, eliminate revenue leakage as well as generate new revenue streams.

For a carrier-grade Infrastructure

  • High-performance policy interface to external policy management systems such as PCRF or existing OSS/AAA or similar
  • Policy rules based on a per-subscriber, per-protocol-group, or per-application-group basis: bandwidth limitations, bandwidth guarantees, priorities, redirecting traffic, usage data messaging frequency
  • Policy Enforcement Messaging Interface (PEMI) for tracking application usage and including integrated support for common telco and 3GPP messaging capabilities
  • Traffic rerouting to external service platforms including capabilities for URL filtering, caching, optimization and manipulation, and parental controls
  • Features a failover architecture to support high availability requirements

Smart Traffic Management and Policy Control

  • Support for ipoque's deep packet inspection engine PACE
  • Close to 100% detection and regulation accuracy for all supported protocols
  • Allows custom protocol definitions
  • Application traffic usage and management for MPLS-labeled, VLAN-tagged and DSCP-labeled traffic
  • Tunnel decapsulation for L2TP, GRE, IP-in-IP and GTP-U tunnels
  • IPv6 support on all hardware platforms

Full Network Visibility

  • Graphical usage statistics per link, subscriber group, application and application class for configurable time intervals ranging from real-time to one hour to one year
  • Predefined reports issued to regain control over the network, detailing the network usage from different perspectives
  • All statistical data automatically exported at different aggregation levels (i.e. per link, per subscriber, per user group) for subsequent processing in external accounting systems
  • Fine-granular service usage information through optional application-level connection logging to an external syslog server

PRX-10G for Ultimate Performance

PRX-10G

  • Performance scales up to fully loaded 10 gigabit Ethernet links and beyond
  • Packet latency <100 microseconds
  • Scalability and high availability
  • Active-active integrated chassis load balancing
  • 14 packet processing blades with automatic failover
  • Redundant switch, power, hot-pluggable packet-processing blades and other hardware components

 

PRX 5G and PRX 2G: Mid-Range Traffic Managers

  • PRX-5GCertified high performance (EANTC test)
  • Asymmetric traffic support
  • Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit links ranging from 400 Mbit/s to 8 Gbit/s
  • Integrated hardware bypass
  • Optional flow-based subscriber reporting