Indigo Software embeds the deep packet inspection (DPI) engine R&S®PACE 2 into their web application security solution to enhance network protection and management. With the new traffic analytics capabilities, Indigo Software has been empowered to expand their business to highly regulated industries and markets.
Leipzig, Germany, July 23, 2018 — Rohde & Schwarz, the leading vendor of deep packet inspection software, today announced that they are now supplying Indigo Software with their DPI engine R&S® PACE 2 to enhance Indigo Software’s web application security solution with their protocol and application classification capabilities. R&S®PACE 2 now serves as the core for their web application firewalls (WAFs), enabling them to obtain granular visibility of network traffic in order to analyze HTTP requests and responses to detect malicious behavior.
Web application firewalls as provided by Indigo Software have become an indispensable component in the application delivery infrastructure as they offer Layer 7 web application security to prevent attacks such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS) and DDoS attacks. WAFs are able to detect and block malicious activities behind inconspicuous website traffic that may slip through traditional security solutions.
Indigo Software was looking for a DPI solution to meet their increasing need for fast performance, high application and protocol classification accuracy as well as a DPI engine with a very low memory footprint. With R&S®PACE 2, they found an easy-to-integrate software library that operates in real time at a speed of multiple Gbps. R&S®PACE 2 receives weekly protocol and application signature updates which ensure that Indigo Software firewalls make accurate decisions on reliably classified traffic.
Since Indigo Software integrated the DPI engine R&S®PACE 2 into their WAF, customer satisfaction has greatly increased because they instantly saw significant improvements in application performance and availability, as well as a reduction in lag time.
Before Indigo Software deployed the new solution, an unacceptable number of false positives in previous vendors’ products had made it difficult for their customers to manage and control applications within their networks. With its superior throughput and real-time deep packet inspection capability, the DPI engine’s network performance guarantees a good customer experience.
“We had evaluated open source alternatives as the core for our web application firewall, however they did not offer the performance and reliability required by our customers. The Rohde & Schwarz DPI engine gave us what we needed—from carrier-class performance and reliability to the detection of applications, protocols and even encrypted applications to excellent developer documentation and sample code,” says Adam Murad, CTO at Indigo Software.
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About Indigo Software
Indigo Software provides cybersecurity solutions that are designed for the unique needs of telecoms, mobile network operators, and satellite Internet providers as well as Internet service providers (ISPs). Communications Service Providers (CSPs) like these face very different—and typically much larger—challenges than enterprises, such as securing communications networks nationwide. They also must overcome unique regulatory hurdles involving often millions of subscribers. The company’s Software Defined Firewall / WAF solution gives CSPs real-time visibility into the enormous volumes of data traversing their networks, while protecting these networks and the hosted services of their subscribers. It combines the industry’s fastest DPI engine with a highly flexible scripting engine. The result is a solution that dramatically speeds incident response, simplifies management of very large networks, and virtually eliminates false positives. All of this helps CSPs to simultaneously increase revenue by enabling unfettered subscriber access to popular Internet services while ensuring compliance.
ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company, is a leading vendor of deep packet inspection software that adds protocol and application classification capabilities to network analytics, traffic management and cybersecurity solutions. ipoque also provides a holistic network traffic analytics system for communication service providers that delivers deep insight into network behavior, network performance and trends to optimize quality of experience and service. Find out more: www.ipoque.com
About Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative information and communications technology products for professional users. Rohde & Schwarz focuses on test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing, areas that address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Founded more than 80 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has regional hubs in Asia and the USA.
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