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  1. Complementing WiFi 6 technologies with DPI intelligence to make the best of both worlds

    WiFi 6 provides the technical possibilities for enhancing the robustness, speed and security of ubiquitously networked computing. Deep packet inspection, in turn, improves the data foundation on which the technical capabilities of WiFi 6 are used. WiFi 6 and DPI are both useful on their own, but together, they function as complements that provide a real boost to any WLAN data network.

    Blog post Score: 10

  2. Not a child's play: tackling online safety with DPI-enhanced parental controls

    Excessive levels of unmonitored online activity among children could lead to cyber-bullying, potentially inappropriate contact with adults or adverse health effects. By implementing comprehensive parental control measures, operators are able to add value to their service plans, deliver a safer experience for customers and boost revenues and customer loyalty in the long run. How does network intelligence provided by DPI enables operators to provide these controls as part of their service?

    Blog post Score: 7

  3. Video streaming: networks and the game of bandwidth

    It is evident that video streaming is on a fast track to becoming the new definition of the ‘Internet’, easily outdoing other bandwidth-intensive applications such as cloud gaming, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The demand for video content seems to move in tandem with network speeds, given that better speeds translate into faster streaming and improved quality of experience (QoE). One of the immediate effects of a rapid increase in video traffic is the strain it puts on network resources, resulting in network congestion and poor network performance. While this impairs almost all applications to some degree, video takes the biggest hit given its dependency on real-time availability of bandwidth and speeds. What operators need now are the right tools that deliver the required intelligence, timely and accurately, to maintain the required QoE and to successfully deploy their video streaming strategies.

    Blog post Score: 7

  4. Cutting up the perfect piece: DPI-enhanced traffic intelligence for 5G network slicing

    Unlike its predecessor networks, 5G involves network slicing which overlays logical networks on a common infrastructure, creating different ‘slices’ that act as separate networks. This article discusses the need for real-time traffic intelligence for 5G network slicing. It explains 5G network slicing, the 5G usage classes and how real-time intelligence provided by DPI enables the creation and implementation of various traffic management policies as well as how it supports network optimization and monetization.

    Blog post Score: 6

  5. Enhancing network visibility for SD-WAN in the era of cloud and SaaS

    One of the most touted benefits of SD-WAN is the execution of network policies via dynamic provisioning of network services such as firewalls, load balancers and session controllers. With SD-WAN, centrally controlled orchestrators can now control network functions remotely, allowing network services to respond instantaneously to the type of application that is being delivered. However, to respond to the demands of the traffic and dynamically provision network services by application types, networks require network visibility through application awareness. Identifying an application, its attribute or its application family allows networks to become intelligent enforcing corresponding policies.

    Blog post Score: 6

  6. Tethering and the lure of data: How to make every byte count

    While some CSPs have banned tethering altogether, others have threaded the path with caution by including extended terms and conditions in their service plan agreements. However, monitoring limitations and lack of transparency can render plan rules ineffective. Having real-time insights on tethering activity therefore not only allows CSPs to enforce what is agreed in their plans, but it also allows them to learn about subscriber sharing behavior and use this to expand their offerings for multi-device subscribers.

    Blog post Score: 5

  7. Cloud native networks: gearing up for an agile future

    At one time, businesses were content deploying their own IT infrastructure, adding more hardware and appliances as transactions and operations grew. They then saw the limitations of proprietary hardware in scaling growth and saw how cloud and virtualization gave them the computing resources they needed to deploy and run their applications on a flexible, on-demand model. Efficiency gains however, are not the only push factors for the adoption of cloud-native networks.

    Blog post Score: 3

  8. Winning in an app-centric world: How DPI’s latest traffic signatures keep networks ahead of the game

    What are the latest trends in apps and what's the impact of app traffic on the security and management of IP networks? TikTok, Facebook, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Zoom have become absolutely essential for everyone, especially with the outbreak of the pandemic. How do network operators manage this increased app traffic? Read about the importance of frequently updated signature libraries for DPI in managing app traffic.

    Blog post Score: 3

  9. How COVID-19 became the tipping point for enterprise digital revolution

    Despite the widespread availability of technologies that enable remote working and the remote management of operations and assets, it wasn’t until COVID-19 started shaking up large parts of the economy that enterprises really did rethink their current operational models. This included the way employees executed their daily tasks, how they work with business assets and how their outputs are monitored. The need to steer the business out of lockdowns and movement restrictions propelled most enterprises to work on this realization and saw overnight changes in company work rules, policies and most importantly, pushed the usage of Cloud and SaaS based applications to record levels.

    Blog post Score: 3

  10. Deep packet inspection for web application security

    Indigo Software embeds the DPI engine R&S®PACE2 into their web application security solution to enhance network protection and management. With the new traffic analytics capabilities, Indigo Software has been empowered to expand their business to highly regulated industries and markets.

    Case Study Score: 1