Commercial vs open-source DPI: Does it matter?
Commercial DPI takes traffic detection a notch higher via its ability to detect encrypted and obfuscated traffic. This inherently requires advanced methods such as statistical and behavioral analysis and machine learning, technologies that are not available in the open-source versions. This article debates the advantages of commercial vs. open-source DPI. While it shares the merits of both options, it highlights the reliability, superior performance, efficiency, security and service consistency provided by vendors of commercial DPI and how these qualities help network administrators and managers monitor and secure their networks more effectively.