Qosmos Sponsors New White Paper by Heavy Reading that Highlights the Value of Layer 7 Visibility for vCPE Services

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Qosmos Announces the Publication of a White Paper and a Live Webinar on Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) Services

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A Layer 7 IP Classification engine, embedded in the infrastructure, can be valuable

Qosmos®, the market leader in DPI-based IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology for use in physical, SDN and NFV architectures, today announced the release of a new white paper, “Layer 7 Visibility for Virtual CPE”, prepared by Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Intel and Qosmos. Heavy Reading, Intel and Qosmos will present selected findings of the white paper during a live webinar on February 10, 2016.

The white paper explores how operators can use application-level information to offer new and value-added vCPE services. In particular, it addresses how Layer 7 IP classification engines can be incorporated in vCPE deployments to enable key use-cases. While many articles discuss how vCPE technologies can deliver existing services in simpler and cheaper ways, this white paper focuses on opportunities for new services.

“Typically, operators use IP and Ethernet headers to steer flows to the desired networking functions. This works well for the majority of services, but can be coarse-grained,” said Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading. “In some cases there is a need for a more granular routing – for example, to optimize specific application performance, to undertake QoE monitoring, or to look for anomalies that may permit security breaches. In these cases, a Layer 7 IP Classification engine, embedded in the infrastructure, can be valuable.”

Systems integrators and solution vendors can leverage the Qosmos ixEngine® to rapidly build vCPE solutions for service providers, data centers, and enterprises. Qosmos ixEngine provides IP classification up to layer 7, based on real-time application and subscriber information. It is easily integrated into vCPE solutions to offer stronger security, QoS and reporting.

Key areas covered by the white paper:

  • Quick survey of market activity for vCPE and software-defined VPNs
  • Architecture and deployment scenarios
  • Benefits of Layer 7 visibility for vCPE & cloud VPN services
  • Layer 7 firewall use case
  • VNF service chaining use case
  • Customer reporting use case

The white paper is free and can be downloaded from the Qosmos website.

For more information on the webinar and to register, click here.

To learn more about Qosmos ixEngine, see: http://www.qosmos.com/products/deep-packet-inspection-engine/

You can also pick up a copy of the white paper at the Qosmos booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 22 – 25 February 2016 (Hall 5, booth number 5G31).

About Qosmos
Qosmos leads the market for IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology used in physical, SDN and NFV architectures. The company supplies software to vendors who embed real-time application awareness in their products for traffic optimization, service chaining, quality of service, analytics, cyber security and more. Qosmos brings fast time to market for network intelligence and continuous protocol signature updates inside physical, SDN and NFV networking products. As the leading supplier of network intelligence software, Qosmos contributes actively to open source projects and international standards, and serves 75% of the market.

For more information, please visit http://www.qosmos.com

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