Qosmos ixEngine Datasheet

Qosmos ixEngine® is a DPI-based application classification and metadata extraction engine used by Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEM), Network Equipment Providers (NEP) and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to embed detailed and reliable flow-decoding technology into their applications. More than 70% of networking vendors and ISVs who have decided to outsource DPI-based technology have selected Qosmos ixEngine for their solutions.


Qosmos NFV Probe Datasheet

The Qosmos NFV Probe is a fully customizable, DPI-based probe solution for NFV monitoring, troubleshooting, and subscriber analytics. The probe provides detailed visibility in virtualized infrastructures up to Layer 7.


Qosmos Probe for Cyber Security Datasheet

The Qosmos Probe is a a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) sensor that is used to enhance cyber security operations. It is a perfect complement to signature-based detection tools, such as IDS/IDPS, and full packet capture (FPC), enabling faster, more accurate detection of network infiltration.


Qosmos ixEngine Content Extraction for Malware Protection and Data Loss Prevention

Qosmos ixEngine provides industrial strength extraction of network traffic content for developers of security solutions such as malware protection, data loss prevention and threat intelligence platforms.


Qosmos Classifier Datasheet

The Qosmos Classifier is a dedicated software function with open SDN & NFV interfaces, designed to enable any type of service combination while optimizing networking and infrastructure costs. Systems integrators and solution vendors can leverage this ready-to-use service classifier to enable intelligent, dynamic service chaining for mobile Gi-LAN or enterprise environments (e.g. WAN or vCPE).


Qosmos Protocol and Application Plugin Library

Qosmos ixEngine® is the most complete application classification and metadata extraction engine on the market, with the ability to identify all major protocols and applications circulating on fixed and mobile networks. Our library of more than 2700 plugins and signatures covers all categories of protocols and applications used on IP networks by individuals (web and enterprise applications) and systems (Machine-to-Machine communications).


Adding Value to SD-WAN with DPI

This white paper presents market drivers for SD-WAN, strategies for bundling value-added features and how to support these features with a detailed understanding of network traffic provided by embedded real-time Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology.


Deep Packet Inspection for Threat Hunting

Proactive threat hunting is quickly becoming a critical weapon in the arsenal of Security Operation Centers (SOCs). The Deep Packet Inspection for Threat Hunting Report, published by Cybersecurity Insiders and based on a survey of industry professionals, reveals the role deep packet inspection (DPI) plays in threat hunting, and how DPI can strengthen the security tech stack with detailed traffic intelligence and improved threat hunting for the most advanced attacks.


Protecting Against Malware: Using DPI Inside Security Solutions to Detect Lateral Movements

One of the worst nightmares for a network administrator is knowing that despite all the security technology in place and all the efforts made to protect a network, infiltration still happens. This white paper looks at attack techniques, the vulnerability of an attack during the lateral movement phase, the ability of DPI to detect infiltration during this phase and different techniques for doing so.


Virtual Probes for NFVI Monitoring

Written by Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Intel and Qosmos, this white paper argues that in next-generation, NFV-based networks, the ability to monitor traffic and service performance is critical and should be available across both physical interfaces and virtual interfaces. The paper discusses how monitoring should be integrated with the NFVI and makes the case for a virtual probe (vProbe) function to be deployed between virtual network elements. This monitoring capability should offer standard application programming interfaces (APIs), supporting real-time online and offline views to higher-level analytics and management functions.


The Need for DPI in Cybersecurity Solutions

As organizations of every type and size face a rapidly escalating threat landscape, they must rely on vendors of security systems for protection. Written by Jeff Wilson, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology, IHS Markit, this white paper describes how Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) plays a key role to strengthen cybersecurity solutions like next-gen firewalls, threat intelligence platforms, malware protection and data loss prevention (DLP).


Enea Qosmos NFV Probe Uses Intel CPUs for NFV Network Troubleshooting

This Intel®-Qosmos Solution Brief explains how the Enea Qosmos NFV probe, running on Intel® Xeon® processors, provides real-time, high-granularity data for traffic going through virtual and physical infrastructure, enabling high-performance NFV network troubleshooting.


Next Generation Customer Experience based on Elastisys Automatic VNF Management Powered by Qosmos Probe

Ensure a high-quality user experience in your network by using predictive analytics for response times combined with other network indicators. Proactively and automatically improve the quality, performance and availability of your network services to enable them to run continuously within your defined SLA’s.

Layer 7 Visibility for Virtual CPE

Written by Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Intel and Qosmos, this white paper explores how operators can use L4-7 traffic analysis to offer new and value-added vCPE services such as L7 firewalls and service chaining.


Service Chaining in Carrier Networks

This whitepaper, co-published by Heavy Reading and Qosmos, examines why dynamic service chaining is useful and how it enables operators to dynamically create services using appliance-based and virtualized network functions (VNFs). It will analyze implementation options in carrier networks, specifically addressing the role of the classifier, packet-header options and the importance of metadata.


Deep Packet Inspection Characterization

This Intel®-Qosmos whitepaper discusses how Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and IP classification allow the implementation of detailed network analytics and fine-grained policies, and enable Service Providers to improve network performance and end-user quality of experience. More specifically, bandwidth costs can be reduced, and fine-grained congestion control can be applied. DPI is becoming increasingly relevant in NFV due to its applicability in many well-known network functions.


Using Service Classification to Build an Application-Aware NFV Infrastructure for vCPE Services

In order to increase profitability and compete effectively, especially against cloud service providers and over-the-top (OTT) services companies, communications service providers are looking to reduce costs, simplify customer infrastructure, and increase service agility. One way to achieve this is through support of virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) as a new service delivery architecture. With vCPE, the carrier installs basic customer premise equipment (CPE) at the subscriber site, and delivers more advanced CPE service functions from a data center in a central office, point of presence (PoP) or other central location.

This Intel® Network Builders solution brief, written in partnership with Qosmos, covers how network equipment, platform, middleware, and software suppliers can use service classification to build an application-aware NFV Infrastructure for vCPE Services.


DPI & Traffic Analysis in Networks Based on NFV and SDN

This whitepaper, co-published by Heavy Reading and Qosmos, explores the role of Deep Packet Inspection, IP classification technologies and related techniques in virtualized networks based on ETSI NFV, SDN and Cloud services. It is based on a survey, conducted by Heavy Reading, examining the challenges and opportunities for telecom vendors around DPI/traffic analysis and virtualization.


Accelerated NFV and Intelligent Service Chaining

This Cavium-Qosmos solution brief explains how the combination of Qosmos IP classification technology, integratred with Cavium LiquidIO adapters enables the virtual switch to be turned into a Layer 7 networking solution that can supply in-band and out-of-band virtual services. The joint solution can result in OpEx savings due to significantly better throughput per platform.


Improve Network Efficiency with Qosmos DPI and Red Hat NFV Infrastructure

This Executive Brief describes how Red Hat® and Qosmos technologies can be used to implement a service-aware NFV infrastructure that improves network efficiency and reduces costs through dynamic service chaining and intelligent traffic routing.


Dynamic Service Chaining based on DPI embedded in the NFV Infrastructure

This Intel®-Qosmos Application Note explains how Qosmos DPI-based IP classification technology, running on hypervisor-hosted platforms based on Intel® Xeon® processors, enables dynamic service chaining according to Layer 7 policies and rules.


Service Classification for vCPE Solutions: Enabling Service Function Chaining and New VAS

By integrating service classification, vendors can create vCPE solutions that support Service Function Chaining and a host of new value-added services. Qosmos ixEngine®, the market leading classification and metadata engine, is a key enabler in developing a robust service classification function for vCPE.


Service Assurance for Web Conferencing with Qosmos Probe

Web conferencing requires a combination of voice, video and chat services (to name a few) which themselves may use a set of different network microservices. This situation creates a growing need for monitoring and service assurance solutions able to deliver granular visibility down to the network microservice; and to do it independently of the vendor-specific equipment that actually delivers those generic services.


Deep Packet Inspection for Lateral Movement Detection Use Case

Leveraging Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) software can help organizations detect possible cyber attacks as they carry out lateral movements. Qosmos ixEngine examines the data part of every packet that passes an inspection point and is able to detect non-compliant protocols and traffic types that could indicate the presence of a virus, spam, malware, ransomware or other malicious activity. This use case looks at attack techniques and the ability of DPI to detect infiltration during this phase and the different techniques for doing so.


PROTEI integrates Qosmos ixEngine® technology into PROTEI DPI platform in less than 6 months

Off-the-shelf DPI and packet parsing technology from Qosmos strengthens advanced PROTEI’s policy enforcement & charging system with one of the most powerful network intelligence engines available on the market.


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