R&S®PACE 2Protocol and Application Classification Engine - is a software that delivers full visibility into IP-based network traffic and enables network infrastructure and security vendors to develop products with efficient bandwidth control, prioritized quality of service delivery and robust network security and to develop the intelligent networks of the future.

R&S®PACE 2 enables Network & Security Equipment Vendors to enhance their network traffic products with state-of-the-art IP traffic analytics capabilities supplying data related to:

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Classification of

Extraction of

  • Protocols such as HTTP, SSL or Bittorrent
  • Content  such as URL’s and Executable Files
  • Applications such as Facebook, Skype or Tor
  • Metadata such as bandwidth usage, traffic volume, connection duration, attachment types
  • Application Attributes  such as Skype Video Call or Skype Text Messaging
  • QoS/ QoE indicators such as jitter, throughput & packet loss


Functionality of R&S®PACE 2

R&S®PACE 2 uses Deep Packet Inspection Technology together with a comprehensive toolbox of methodologies such as:

  • atomic pattern matching,
  • heuristics and
  • behavioral analysis

to reliably detect in realtime even encrypted and actively hiding applications & protocols with a very low false negative rate and virtually no false positives.

Find out more about how Network & Security Equipment vendors use R&S®PACE 2 to add value for their customers on our solutions page. Read more Details about R&S®PACE 2 in our R&S®PACE 2 Solution Guide.

Benefits of R&S®PACE 2

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