What is needed to identify, investigate and block attacks in this ever-changing threat landscape? The answer is deep visibility into network traffic, up to the application layer and beyond. For network security vendors to help customers effectively block and mitigate threats, this visibility is a critical prerequisite for the stability and reliability of modern cybersecurity solutions.
With exponential increases in both data rates and bandwidth demands, wireless access point vendors are unable to meet the requirements of QoS, QoE and performance without proper IP traffic analytics capabilities.
This can be achieved via deep packet inspection technology (DPI) embedded into the WAP platform. Implementing DPI software into WAPs creates an intelligent network infrastructure that can offer an opportunity to monetize new data services, improve quality of experience (QoE), strengthen network security measures and more.
Demand for embedded application-aware network solutions is coming primarily from mobile operators as new applications and services are hitting the network daily with widely varying traffic patterns and bandwidth needs. Revenue is lagging, traffic is growing, and users are increasingly demanding a consistently high quality of service regardless of where they are or what device they are using.
With the revolution of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) firmly underway, how and where application awareness is deployed in networks will dramatically change. This will involve virtualizing network functions that will reduce the cost of running DPI software on multiple appliances and reducing the need for dedicated hardware.