Procera’s embedded team descended upon Las Vegas last week for the annual Interop Conference and Expo at the Mandalay Bay convention center. The theme for Interop this year was “Celebrating the IT community” and to get into the celebrating spirit, the expo hall hours were kicked off with a grand entrance from UNLV’s marching band!
Procera was showcasing our NAVL embedded DPI engine at Interop and demonstrating how NAVL is integrated with two of our partners, Napatech and Intel. The demonstrations highlight the high performance, low memory footprint that NAVL offers network equipment vendors. This is important to customers as they don’t want a DPI engine to slow down performance, nor take away valuable resources for their products. It was exciting for Procera to be mentioned in Cyber Security Auditing’s blog as one of the Top 20 vendors to visit at Interop! (read the full blog post here).
Many people who stopped by the Procera booth wanted to learn more how NAVL identifies network traffic. Application identification is the ability of the network to understand the characteristics and the behavior of the applications running over it. Application Identification has become a need-to-have for today’s network equipment and telecom equipment manufacturers. The ability to identify traffic in real-time not only enables operators to better manage and monitor the traffic flowing on their networks using techniques such as video optimization and caching, it also allows better monetization of that traffic by supporting new service and pricing models. Further explanation of this is seen in a recent Infonetics whitepaper on why outsourcing Application Identification and DPI is the best way to integrate this technology into equipment vendor products. You can read the full whitepaper "A new approach to Application Identification adding value by 'Smart Sourcing' DPI" here.
Our goal with NAVL is to help make other vendor’s products better – kind of like the GE campaign “We don’t make it, we make it better”. As we move into the world of NFV and SDN (which were all over the event), intelligence is a critical element in certain network elements in the overall SDN architecture, and many of our meetings focused on specific use cases where we can help accelerate the drive to SDN and NFV products – as enterprises and even carriers want those solutions now – not in the future.
And we are here to help.