In today’s digital economy, performance and application problems can create significant obstacles to business growth and profitability and have a negative impact on the quality of experience of users. The key to supporting the user journey and to ensuring flawless digital experiences is understanding the health of every (business) transaction in real-time. That’s why deep packet inspection (DPI) is a key technology to enhance application performance monitoring (APM) solutions – as it enables real-time network visibility and real-time application awareness across all layers and nodes within the network.
DPI provides APM solutions with packet-level intelligence, which enables APM to go beyond the usual simple network management protocol and flow-based traffic monitoring to detect performance issues. This is necessary for a converged, end-to-end view of application performance. With integrated DPI technology, enterprises and service providers will be able to extend application monitoring from simple performance tracking to a whole array of advanced diagnoses and analytics, determining root causes of performance issues, detecting inappropriate traffic and security risks, and reacting to network slowdowns before they impact end users.