Managing and securing modern networks requires insights into the protocol and application layer. Real-time application awareness enabled by deep packet inspection (DPI) provides the intelligence that is needed to get granular insights into IP network traffic.
By integrating DPI, networking and cybersecurity vendors can enhance their solutions with application awareness to analyze, optimize or manage IP network traffic. But choosing to build DPI software in-house, using open-source DPI, or licensing it from a DPI specialist, can be a difficult decision. The answer is not as easy as simply comparing costs because key elements can be overlooked, strategic decisions may be omitted, and hidden costs might be missed.
Evaluation criteria should include:
- Development costs
- Time to market
- Technical features
- Technical support
- Protocol and signature updates
If you are a cybersecurity or networking solution provider, download this build-or-buy DPI advisory guide and get revealing facts and arguments that you must consider to make the right choice.
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