Use Cases

  • Network security (NG firewalls, IPS/IDS, SIEM, UTM)

    The reliable classification of network protocols and applications– independent from TCP and UDP ports – for improved network access control is a primary security requirement. This includes identifying network protocols and apps from encrypted and obfuscated IP sessions in real time and classifying and decoding network traffic as well as extracting web browsing session attributes like URLs, host, cookies etc. to distinguish between the good and the bad/

  • Policy, Charging and Billing Systems (BSS)

    Collect details on actual protocol and application usage to be able to report on and monitor usage and bill by application or bandwidth used. Dynamic control over QoS and charging helps operators to monetize their LTE investments. By integrating ipoque’s PACE, policy and charging and BSS vendors can introduce new capabilities to their products and keep up with the dynamic changes in protocols and applications.

  • Network and traffic management (QoS/QoE)

    Provide better quality of service (QoS) with bandwidth priorities, guarantees, caps and ability to charge on a per protocol and per application basis. The proliferation of smart devices, mobile apps and connected services is causing a huge surge in network traffic. The integration of ipoque’s PACE allows prompt identification of applications to layer 7 and helps vendors and operators to improve the quality of the customer experience.

  • Analytics and business intelligence

    When operators know their customers better this enables them to develop personalized services and create new revenue opportunities. Analytics and BI solution vendors can go beyond the collection of server logs and use ipoque’s PACE to gather detailed application and subscriber behaviour information directly from the traffic, in real-time. Analytics can also be used to identify and estimate network trends for future business planning.

  • WAN optimization and application controllers

    Boost the acceleration of applications for particular customer needs. e.g. VoIP, video conferencing. Prioritize key business traffic far more efficiently and ensure that bandwidth does not become congested. WAN optimization vendors can get an accurate picture of applications running on the network using protocol and application visibility that ipoque’s PACE software can provide.

  • Mobile data offload

    With LTE deployments, operators will need to selectively steer traffic flows based on the application used e.g. VoLTE or video. In order to implement differentiated flow steering, mobile data offload solution vendors need a reliable application detection technology to implement smarter offload strategies based on total flow visibility. This enables operators to control offload, charging and service delivery on a per-user basis. This has the added benefit of smoothing billing practices, improving the delivery of new services and charging models.