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Advanced DPI as OEM solution - The value of licensing deep packet inspection software from an expert

Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a technique for monitoring network and application traffic at the packet level. When your network monitoring or security solution needs DPI-enabled application awareness as a key enabling feature you need to decide whether to use open-source DPI, build your own deep packet inspection solution in-house or license a next-generation DPI engine from an expert such as ipoque. Whether you require application-aware networking for software-defined networks to enable policy control and critical traffic steering or to protect corporate networks, IoT devices and cloud platforms from malicious attacks, choosing the right DPI solution is crucial.

Accelerate your time to market leveraging ipoque's DPI expertise. We help you to transform your business, ensuring that your breakthrough ideas get to market quickly without compromising your high expectations.

Many customers from different verticals and regions trust our OEM deep packet inspection engine R&S®PACE 2. Our customers include network equipment and software vendors such as Barracuda Networks, Nubewell, Celare etc. that enhance their network analytics, bandwidth management and network security solutions with layer 7 application awareness. Our in-house developed advanced DPI engine R&S®PACE provides advanced protocol and application classification with metadata extraction and advanced techniques such as behavioral and statistical analysis and machine learning, to classify network protocols and applications reliably, even if traffic is encrypted.

Why choose ipoque as an OEM partner?

We provide an OEM DPI for physical, virtual and cloud environments, which is easy to integrate and simple to manage. Our OEM DPI solution comes with flexible licensing options and committed support.

  • Rely on decades of experience in advanced DPI and precision made in Germany
  • Get support wherever you need
  • Benefit from our focus on R&D with over 160 in-house developers
  • Focus on your core competencies by licensing leading-edge OEM software
  • Innovate and differentiate your product offering with our help
  • Speed up time to market by optimizing the development schedule

Accelerate time to market and increase revenue

Sourcing deep packet inspection software from a DPI solution provider gives immediate access to an up-to-date library with over thousands of applications and protocols, out of the box. This enables you to meet aggressive product cycles whilst your software developers can maintain the required focus on your core technology and not be distracted by the labor-intensive practice of building an in-house DPI solution. Advanced OEM DPI software adds capacity, experience and developing talent to your teams so you can innovate faster and accelerate time to revenue.
Whereas a commercial DPI engine can be integrated into your solution within a few weeks, building your own, basic DPI solution requires can take up to 1 man-year of development time. Furthermore, licensed deep packet inspection software is easy and fast to integrate and comes with on-site integration assistance.

Reduce development costs by outsourcing DPI

When building your own in-house DPI solution, development costs are comparable to the ones of a commercial DPI. However, when licensing an advanced DPI engine from your OEM partner of choice, running costs tend to be much lower. This is due to the high costs of DPI maintenance when you build your own DPI solution. DPI signature maintenance needs the permanent attention of at least three to five people. It is also worth considering that it will eat away at your R&D resources needed for DPI development and other business opportunities. You may consider open-source DPI with the idea that it’s free to use. However, open-source DPI software does not end up being “free” because it still requires in-house developers to learn about the software and, more importantly, to customize it. In-house expertise and resources are needed to manage open-source software and develop new protocol or application classifications.

Comparison technical features and support for open source wireshark commerial and in house DPI

Outsource complexity

A DPI engine is only as good as its creators designed it to be. If you want to build a DPI engine, several factors come into play. Besides the pure protocol and application classification coverage, other must-have criteria for a DPI engine are high performance, reliability and accuracy. As most of the Internet traffic is now encrypted, a reliable deep packet inspection software engine needs a toolkit of advanced techniques to classify traffic. Furthermore, DPI software needs to be constantly updated, as new applications appear all the time. Signature updates should be provided on a timely and frequent basis to ensure a high level of accurate application identification. This is crucial for security and network management vendors who need to make accurate decisions on reliably classified traffic. Another key factor is access to professional expertise. Only when using in-house DPI or a commercial DPI engine you are able to meet tight the SLAs required by your enterprise customers.

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