Advanced deep packet inspection as OEM software
The value of licensing DPI 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 tool 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.
Why choose ipoque as an OEM partner?
We provide OEM DPI licenses for physical, virtual and cloud environments, which are easy to integrate and simple to manage. Our deep packet inspection software 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
Licensing 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 solution builders to meet aggressive product cycles whilst developers can maintain the required focus on their 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 deep packet inspection solution 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 solution. DPI signature maintenance requires 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 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.
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 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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