DPI & Policy Sector Undergoes a Big Market Shift, Heavy Reading Reports

DPI and policy enforcement software will be key for equipment makers as the market continues to grow, says Heavy Reading Components Insider

Apr 10, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As network speeds increase and demand for deep packet inspection (DPI) and policy management grows, equipment makers are relying more on specialist vendors with DPI and policy enforcement software that will run on a range of multicore processors, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Components Insider (www.heavyreading.com/commchip), a paid research service of Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).

DPI Vendors Deliver on Policy Management details and analyzes leading DPI and policy management system vendors, along with the components they are using, DPI and multicore processor vendors, and DPI and policy management software vendors. The report profiles 21 vendors in this important market, including a review of component architectures, identifying the key features and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers.

For a complete list of components makers covered in this report, http://img.lightreading.com/cci/pdf/cci0412_companies.pdf

"The rapid growth of broadband in both fixed and wireless networks has made policy management a critical element of any network infrastructure," says Simon Stanley, research analyst for Heavy Reading Components Insider and author of the report. "The policy enforcement needed for policy management requires advanced DPI solutions that can identify applications within the traffic flows at rates in excess of 100 Gbit/s."

Policy management is becoming a core requirement for broadband service provision, Stanley says. "The current market is dominated by specialist vendors with DPI and policy enforcement software that will run on a range of multicore processors," he adds. "By using standalone policy enforcement systems, operators have been able to deploy policy management solutions independently of the core network infrastructure."

Key findings of DPI Vendors Deliver on Policy Management include the following:

  • 320Gbit/s chassis, 1 Tbit/s with cascading chassis is leading performance for current DPI and policy enforcement solutions.
  • LTE is the leading driver for growth in policy management solutions.
  • Specialist DPI vendors lead the market, with carriers sourcing policy management solutions independently from the network infrastructure supplier.
  • Multicore processors have replaced dedicated hardware for DPI.
  • Intel x86 is dominating the market, with vendors using bladed server platforms and virtual processors.
  • Broadcom, Cavium and Freescale integrated multicore processors are used by several vendors.
  • EZchip and Tilera network processors are supported by a few vendors.

DPI Vendors Deliver on Policy Management is available as part of an annual single-user subscription to Heavy Reading Components Insider, priced at $1,595. Individual reports are available at $900 (single-user license).

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