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 a commercial-grade DPI software from your 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.