Network Intelligence Alliance Sees Membership Increase as Demand for Embedded DPI Technology Soars

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Rising interest in Network Intelligence at the core of increase in membership – now nearing two dozen – as evidenced by recent Heavy Reading study, investments and acquisitions in the sector.

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" It is gratifying to work with NI Alliance members, new and old, towards our goal of ensuring better security and performance of network-dependent solutions.”
- Erik Larsson, Chairman, Network Intelligence Alliance

In the wake of increased momentum within the sector, the Network Intelligence Alliance (http://www.nialliance.org), today announced that its membership is climbing, with four recent members, 6WIND, CSIT, Network Critical and Vedicis, joining a growing number of equipment and solution providers whose products rely on the improved network traffic visibility offered by Network Intelligence (NI) technology. These four organizations bring the total membership in the Alliance to nearly two dozen – double what it was at its inception.

NI technology is critical for communications, business and security applications, such as network traffic optimization, policy management, service assurance, market research and network and cyber security. NI Alliance members are providers of infrastructure, software and integration services who build and market innovative solutions to Communications Service Providers (CSPs), governments and enterprise customers seeking to improve performance, security and the monetization of network-dependent services and applications.

Demand and momentum for NI technology such as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) has been increasing steadily from a technological, market and business standpoint. In a recent study commissioned by Qosmos – “Embedded DPI: An Industry Survey” – Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie surveyed telecommunications hardware and software vendors and found that nearly 2/3 of respondents view DPI as a “must-have” technology, and an overwhelming majority (91%) agree that DPI is becoming more important in their products.

According to Finnie: “Increasing interest in the advanced DPI capabilities available in NI and NI-enabled technologies highlights the importance of an ecosystem of providers to the industry. Expanding use cases for the technology – from network optimization to cybersecurity to service assurance – coupled with solution providers’ needs to accelerate time to market, meet increasingly intense competition, and keep up with the relentless pace of change in third-party applications and protocols – makes the NI Alliance’s mission all the more relevant.”

The sector itself has been seeing increased attention from the business community as proven by Qosmos’ own recently reported round of funding and the acquisition of provider Ipoque by Rohde & Schwarz.

“We launched the NI Alliance as a forum for collaboration among technology providers whose solutions secure data in transit, ensure its efficient delivery, monetize data transactions or track real-time information,” said Erik Larsson, Chairman of the NI Alliance and Vice President of marketing at Network Intelligence technology provider Qosmos. “The growth of the Alliance, as well as our recent investment, is proof of the importance of this enabling technology. It is gratifying to work with NI Alliance members, new and old, towards our goal of ensuring better security and performance of network-dependent solutions.”

The NI Alliance provides a collaborative approach to help vendors design and deliver advanced solutions with embedded Network Intelligence technology in less time and at lower cost. The NI Alliance is also a channel for dialogue and partnerships that Alliance Members otherwise may not have considered or pursued when addressing the needs of joint customers. Visibility within the vendor community through the NI Alliance affords companies opportunities to market more comprehensive solutions with greater ROI and faster time to value for customers.

About the NI Alliance
The NI Alliance is an industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy’s technology providers and to educate the market on the role and value of Network Intelligence technology. Members are vendors involved in the capture, processing, decoding, analysis, and leveraging of network data; suppliers of Network Intelligence technology components; software vendors; and information providers of solutions, such as cyber security, financial transaction tracking, lawful interception, service assurance, traffic optimization and Web market research. Participation in the NI Alliance helps members to build and market innovative solutions to Communications Service Providers (CSPs) governments and enterprise customers seeking to improve performance, security and the monetization of network-dependent services and applications. For more information, please visit http://www.nialliance.org.

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