Advisory guide: Build or buy DPI

Why you should consider investing in deep packet inspection software from a DPI specialist

Advisory guide: Build or Buy DPI

Managing and securing modern networks requires insights into the protocol and application layer. Real-time layer 7 application awareness enabled by advanced deep packet inspection provides the intelligence that is needed to take your network or cybersecurity solution to the next level. Use cases for DPI include:

  • Firewalls
  • Routers
  • IoT gateways
  • Application performance monitoring (APM) and digital experience monitoring (DEM)
  • ... and many more network solutions and devices

But, choosing to build DPI software in-house, using open-source DPI, or licensing it from a DPI specialist can be a difficult decision that is challenging many organizations. 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

  • Development costs
  • Time to market
  • Technical features
  • Technical support
  • Protocol and signature updates

Get revealing facts and arguments that you must consider to make the right choice.

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