Procera’s PacketLogic deep packet inspection engine was developed for network service providers to deliver accurate traffic awareness, control and protection for their complex networks. PacketLogic has been deployed for hundreds of broadband service providers and telcos.
VistaOne has installed them for higher education campuses and government entities because they sell network and Internet services to an internal or captive customer. Many higher learning institutions have been able to repurpose their technology departments as profit centers.
Like other network operators, they want to regain control, monetize the investments they’ve made and better utilize their network assets. The Internet has changed rapidly and will continue to evolve. Consider Internet devices like the iPhone, Slingbox and Xbox have only recently come into being.
Rather than market the “big dumb pipe,” service providers could sell bandwidth for specialized applications or initiate service subscriptions. Some users might pay less to use only email and the Web, for example, than others that access email, the Web, P2P, VoIP, cable television and online gaming.
Every change poses a threat and an opportunity to network operators. But, without the proper intelligence they are unable to fend off or capitalize either of them.
Most campus network operators don’t know exactly what their users do online. This makes it hard to detect and mitigate threats or correct poor network performance. And it makes it impossible to personalize services to enhance user satisfaction, certify compliance with privacy regulations and execute institutional policies and programs.
All these issues have been addressed at some point by adding more bandwidth. That can temporarily hide the true problem. Unfortunately, however, it ruins the business case and stakeholders are getting eager to see a return on the infrastructure investments they’ve made.
This Calls for a Different, More Long-term Approach
It calls for an evolved DPI tool that provides accurate information in a timely manner and promotes proper business decisions. Procera Networks develops evolved DPI solutions that deliver accurate traffic awareness, control and protection for complex networks. Its PacketLogic product suite was purpose-built for DPI and leverages the company’s advanced identification engine, DRDL™.
DRDL enables PacketLogic to monitor and analyze network traffic in real-time, optimize the utilization of bandwidth, throttle over-consuming applications, identify and mitigate security threats and prioritize mission-critical applications. PacketLogic also has the capability to differentiate service providers’ broadband services based on bandwidth rate, access or denial of applications and volume of delivery.
DRDL delivers previously unseen accuracy and an unchallenged low false-positive rate even as applications become more encrypted. DRDL also provides PacketLogic the unique capability of characterizing a flow as streaming, random-looking, interactive and similar classifications. It can aggregate detailed properties like filename, SIP caller ID, chat channel and mime-type.
PacketLogic was designed from the ground up for DPI in broadband service provider (BSP) networks. This explains the ubiquitous approach to accuracy. It also explains the carrier-grade performance and capacity of PacketLogic.
The largest unit, the PL10000, zips along at 80 Gbps throughput – four times the capacity of the closest competitor – in a carrier grade chassis. It secures full resilience on all critical components as well as the availability required by Tier-1 carriers. It’s the first true Tier-1 DPI engine that enables monetization of the network through intuitive service creation.
As fully integrated solutions, PacketLogic products give network managers access to current and relevant network traffic intelligence. They enable network optimization, creation of services (with the most accurate user and location awareness) and protection against malicious behavior.
PacketLogic is an end-to-end deep packet inspection (DPI) network data collection solution. In fact, Procera calls it deep flow inspection. Deep flow inspection is one level deeper than deep packet inspection. The technology does a complete handshake between devices, looking at all traffic.Request more Procera information or demo...
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