Rohde & Schwarz partners with XipLink to deliver DPI-driven traffic visibility for intelligent multi-orbit networking

Real-time application awareness from next-gen DPI engine R&S®PACE 2 to power traffic aggregation and optimization algorithms in XipLink’s multi-path hybrid networking solution

Leipzig, Germany, April 30, 2024 — ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company and a leading provider of next-gen deep packet inspection (DPI) software for networking and cybersecurity solution providers, today announced that it is partnering with XipLink, a leading global technology provider of optimized, secure and intelligent multi-path hybrid networking. The technology partnership sees the creation of the XipLink Application Classification Engine (XipACE) by integrating ipoque’s cutting-edge DPI technology R&S®PACE 2 into the XipLink operating system (XipOS), delivering advanced application visibility for multi-orbit networking.

Layer 7 visibility for multi-orbit networking

Leveraging standards-based SCPS protocol acceleration, link bonding, Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing, XipLink delivers intelligent multi-orbit networking that ensures network performance and QoS across satellite, cellular and wireless networks. Embedding the next-gen DPI software R&S®PACE 2 introduces traffic visibility up to Layer 7 and beyond, powering the traffic aggregation and optimization algorithms used by XipLink. “Instantaneous identification of protocols and applications enables intelligent and contextual routing policies that are aligned to the criticality of the underlying applications and prevailing network conditions,” said Dr. Martin Mieth, VP Engineering at ipoque. Prior to R&S®PACE 2, XipLink relied on its built-in classification engine that supported network traffic visibility only up to Layer 4.

R&S®PACE 2 combines behavioral, statistical and heuristic analysis with metadata extraction to accurately and reliably identify protocols, applications and application attributes in real time. “Our breakthrough AI-based encrypted traffic intelligence, which includes machine learning and deep learning techniques, and high-dimensional data analysis, brings traffic awareness to the next level by identifying any type of IP traffic, despite encryption, obfuscation and anonymization,” said Dr. Mieth.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with ipoque to integrate their cutting-edge DPI software, R&S®PACE 2, into our XipOS product. The inclusion of R&S®PACE 2 underscores our dedication to delivering top-tier solutions to our customers who require enterprise-grade quality and efficiency,” said Jack Waters, CEO, XipLink. “Application-aware networking plays a crucial role in optimizing network resources, enabling us to meet the escalating demands while ensuring compliance with SLAs,” added Waters.

Delivering high-performance networks

By tapping into R&S®PACE 2’s high throughput and light-weight, efficient software form-factor, XipACE is able to augment the performance of its core functions, which include QoS management, traffic analytics, steering decisions, load balancing and dynamic link bonding. Apart from performance and scalability, XipLink’s selection of ipoque’s R&S®PACE 2 is also driven by the engine’s extensive feature and plug-in set, such as first packet classification, customizability of app signatures or tethering detection. “ipoque provides us with a proven technology that has been tested in challenging network environments. Its weekly updated signature library ensures that we keep tabs on the latest traffic trends.” said Jaco Botha, SVP Product at XipLink.

Driving the responsiveness and resilience of multi-orbit networks

From offloading traffic from congested pathways to tapping into GEO satellites to alleviate latency issues, insights from R&S®PACE 2 enable XipOS to support network diversity and resilience. At the policy level, it enables application prioritization and SLA compliance. With a growing number of applications that are bandwidth-hungry and latency-sensitive, R&S®PACE 2’s granular traffic analytics help operators to optimize their networks continuously and improve resource efficiency. The insights also pave the way for autonomous and self-healing networks via data-driven decision making. DPI analytics also support hybrid aggregation of GEO and NGSO, enabling XipOS to improve network scalability and security. “The partnership strengthens our position as the most efficient link aggregation and optimization solution in the market, especially in addressing networks that comprise constrained wireless links such as LEO services,” added Sasmith Reddi, SVP Marketing at XipLink.

The new partnership will boost XipLink’s multi-orbit networking portfolio, benefiting customers in various verticals including mobile, satellite, maritime, government and defense, as well as modem OEMs.

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XipLink is the leading global technology provider of optimized, secure and intelligent multi-orbit networking using standards based SCPS protocol acceleration, Link Bonding, Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing, with advanced QoS to deliver a better wireless experience over any stressed communication link. XipLink is an independent privately-owned company with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), integration facilities in Ashburn, Virginia (USA) and field personnel worldwide. For more information about XipLink please visit


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