Deep packet inspection solution ipoque


The key technology for future networks

Deep packet inspection (DPI) functionalities

Only advanced DPI technology meets future network challenges

In recent years, DPI software has evolved into a powerful tool to meet new network challenges, playing a central role in today’s internet and network infrastructure. With emerging technologies, 5G, IoT/ IIoT and widespread virtualization on network and application level, DPI becomes even more important for efficient network operation and highest security. DPI technology can be integrated into firewalls, routers, SD-WAN solutions, IoT gateways and many other devices to enhance security and improve network management.

To meet future service demands, carriers and enterprises are not only enhancing their network infrastructure for greater speed and quality of service (QoS), but also looking for ways to manage their data flows more intelligently. The key to maintaining integrity, ensuring security and optimizing the efficiency of a multi-Gbps network is a high-performant, efficient and accurate deep packet inspection software that delivers full visibility into IP-based network traffic in real time.

As most of the internet traffic is now encrypted, a reliable DPI software engine needs a tool kit of advanced techniques to classify traffic and, for example, determine if an encrypted WhatsApp session is a voice call, a text message, a sent video or the like, with very high accuracy. This requires traditional DPI techniques such as pattern matching to be supplemented by heuristic and statistical approaches as well as machine learning and complex algorithms developed by a team of engineers. These techniques can analyze many flow dimensions, the flow duration, the transfer size, group attributes to parse types of traffic, and identify protocols. It’s also possible to indicate the quality of experience (QoE) of videos using buffer counts, buffer stalls, pauses, bitrate changes and so on.

infographic: For safer and better networks - use cases of ipoque deep packet inspection (DPI) technology

OEM IP network analytics

Designed to create value

Application awareness is key to disclose performance bottlenecks and provide data usage insights in order to improve network performance, security and to optimize policies.
ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company, has more than 15 years of experience in IP network analytics helping network equipment and software vendors to understand their network data by transforming IP data into actionable intelligence. Designed to manage large amounts of data, our DPI software keeps up with the future developments of network products and solutions. The graphic shows in which areas you can find our DPI technology. To name a few, DPI helps to reroute mission-critical enterprise applications like CRM tools, without any loss of performance, it helps to achieve a holistic view of networks to stay ahead of threats and embedding DPI software in wireless access points helps network providers to improve the quality of experience for their customers.

Learn more about R&S®PACE 2 - The best-performing DPI software on the market. The software is ready to be integrated into your telecom or security solutions to empower breakthrough ideas with reduced development efforts and less time to market.

Deep packet inspection use cases

What is your business and how can our DPI software make it better?


Deep packet inspection enhances application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance management (NPM) solutions. As business applications are increasingly used on mobile devices, while at the same time private OTT services, such as Skype or Slack, are used for business, a growing number of employees are using their own devices in enterprise networks. The performance and availability of enterprise applications are critical to maintaining uninterrupted business processes, and even small performance issues can entail rather costly consequences. Thus, APM must increasingly widen its focus to include mobile applications as regards up-to-date policy enforcement. To ensure the right priority handling, service type recognition is essential. Here our DPI OEM solutions come into play. DPI software, enables the monitoring of network- and specific application traffic at a packet level, providing service-type insights.

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Use case deep packet inspection-SD-WAN


SD-WAN products provide improved capability to manage changing network traffic patterns that result from cloud computing and new application architectures. As competition increases, SD-WAN vendors benefit from implementing DPI software, which provides application visibility as the driving factor for dynamic path selection, application performance management and advanced security. All of these are crucial elements that make SD-WAN vendors stand out from the competition.

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Use case deep packet inspection - SIEM

Threat intelligence/ SIEM

Threat intelligence solutions like SIEMs are widely deployed by security analysts to protect sensitive network assets from the most advanced cyber threats. With about 7 billion internet-connected devices (according to data from IoT Analytics) next-generation SIEMs need to tackle the latest security breaches with advanced analytics. The challenge is in managing SIEM solutions to eliminate false positives and sort through the massive amount of data they supply quickly and efficiently. DPI adds valuable real-time information as SIEM vendors can obtain real-time visibility into both plain and encrypted network traffic, as well as information on traffic KPIs. With the addition of traffic records from our DPI OEM software, security tools like SIEMs can typically reduce time to discovery and containment from weeks to days.

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Use case deep packet inspection-VEPC

vEPC/ 5G core

In the times of 5G, industry 4.0 and the upcoming internet of things (IoT), CSPs increasingly require the implementation of vEPC technology and efficient routing of data. DPI-based solutions help vendors obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or connections. At the same time, they contribute to controlling costs and improve the quality of experience (QoE) for their customers. DPI plays a vital role for vEPC and 5G core vendors when it comes to adding value to their solutions and asserting their market position successfully.

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Use case deep packet inspection-WAP


Today’s WAPs must offer high-performance wireless connectivity tailored to fit customer needs. Through DPI technology, WAP vendors can now deliver enterprise-class WiFi with the highest levels of performance and enhanced reporting capability. The flexible and customizable R&S®PACE 2 software simplifies integration of both, new and legacy products. The DPI software allows WAP providers to monetize Wi-Fi networks via enhanced real-time monitoring capabilities that enforce QoS based on dynamic network
conditions to prevent Wi-Fi congestion, enforce usage rules for personal devices once they are on the network and strengthen network security measures.

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Use case deep packet inspection-Firewall


In the era of cloud applications, network firewalls have to be more than just security devices. They must also ensure users have uninterrupted network availability and robust access to cloud-hosted applications. DPI is the key technology they need to become the crucial factor in ensuring availability and security on distributed networks. DPI can search for protocol non-compliance, viruses, spam, intrusions, or defined criteria to decide whether the packet may pass or if it needs to be routed to a different destination. This makes it a critical tool for advanced IT security.

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Use case deep packet inspection-ip-probes

Advanced IP probes

In a world of increasing network convergence, where customer expectations and demands continue to grow, optimal network performance and quality are crucial. To guarantee the best quality of experience (QoE) and service (QoS), and to provide technologies needed to manage network expansion and control, real-time network and subscriber analytics is key. With an advanced monitoring solution including ipoque´s leading DPI engine RS®PACE 2, your customers will get all information about IP traffic communication and always know who is doing what in their network. Detailed real-time IP traffic classification and metadata extraction within your IP-probe improves the effectiveness of an entire network ecosystem and can help your customers to accelerate their business.

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Protocol and application classification with deep packet inspection (DPI)

Gain real-time traffic visibility with our leading-edge DPI and IP classification technology