The PacketLogic 9420 platform identifies and gathers subscriber experience intelligence that enables network operators to gain insight into how their networks are performing and take action to improve the subscriber experience.

The PL9420 platform is a 2RU appliances offering up to 120 Gbps of network traffic throughput, accessible through 8 modular I/O slots configurable from 16 x 10GE or 32 x 1GE channels. The PacketLogic 9420 platform can be configured to support a range of analytics and policy enforcement functions.


It is ideally suited for service provider network deployments supporting high-density subscriber scenarios in a cost-effective, low-energy consumption, appliance footprint. The platform supports multiple high-availability options, including configuration synchronization and clustering for carrier-class availability.

Designed for the most demanding network deployments, the PacketLogic 9420 platform offers the performance and capacity to handle up to three million subscribers, using many different fully personalized services in a policy enforcement configuration. This enables massive growth without sacrificing service creation flexibility, removing limitations for subscriber provisioning, policy interactions, policy enforcement, charging, application identification, analytics, and congestion management that have constrained network services and profitability.

Packetlogic™ 9420 Platforms

High performance Actinve Network Intelligence for broadband networks

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Ideally suited for service provider network deployments supporting high-density subscriber scenarios in a cost-effective, low energy consumption appliance footprint.
Key System Benefits

Supporting high-valued use cases

Sandvine’s PacketLogic software supports a full suite of Active Network Intelligence  use cases, including:

  • Content-aware services
  • Traffic prioritization
  • Statistics collection
  • Application delivery networking via advanced traffic steering
  • Congestion management
  • Application-layer shaping
  • Volume-based shaping
  • HTTP Header Enrichment

Powerful enforcement capabilities

The PacketLogic 9420 platform is a turnkey hardware solution optimized to support Sandvine's PacketLogic Real-time Enforcer software, delivering unparalleled Active Network Intelligence capabilities to enhance the subscriber experience.

  • REAL-TIME DYNAMIC LIVEVIEW QUERY ENGINE AND PACKETLOGIC CLIENT enables sophisticated real-time forensics to manage quality of experience (QoE), network congestion, and network security issues.
  • DRDL™ (DATASTREAM RECOGNITION DEFINITION LANGUAGE) PROCESSING to identify properties of individual session flows in real time, enabling operators to create and define services on-the-fly.
  • A FULL SUITE OF POLICY ENFORCEMENT CAPABILITIES including content-aware services, congestion management, application layer shaping and volume-based shaping, mirroring, and captive portals.
  • POLICY-BASED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES, including asymmetric traffic control, traffic shaping and filtering, traffic flow classification and prioritization, traffic monitoring and packet re-write.
  • ADVANCED PACKET QUEUING, including parallel queuing to enable more flexible traffic management policies which ensure predictable delay and jitter enabling operators to meet their customers’ QoE expectations.
  • CONTENT INTELLIGENCE enables network operators, cloud providers, and high-speed enterprises to combine the policy management capabilities of PacketLogic with industry-leading URL content categorization functionality.
  • HTTP HEADER ENRICHMENT leveraging PacketLogic’s stateful awareness and subscriber awareness.
  • ADVANCED TRAFFIC STEERING that combines PacketLogic capabilities with Application Delivery Networking functionality to provide a single Application Delivery Controller solution with unmatched performance and scalability, enabling service chaining with subscriber, service plan, charging, and Layer 7 awareness.
  • EVENT BASED TRIGGERS that automatically change policy in response to specified real-time network traffic conditions by dynamically enabling DoS/DDoS connection limits, traffic shaping or filtering.
  • BGP INTEGRATION enables Peering and CDN visibility, including QoE metrics Support for Origin-AS and Transit analysis.


The PL9420 tightly integrates with other PacketLogic software within the operator’s core network to deliver analytics and enforcement solutions.

  • ACTIONS are run directly on the PL9420 to perform intelligent policy enforcement, congestion management, filtering, and traffic steering. In a mobile policy environment, the PL9420 acts as a 3GPP Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF).
  • PERSPECTIVES integration to support powerful intelligent policy enforcement at different subscriber, RAN, or other Perspective levels. The PL9420 gleans subscriber information during login to dynamically create policies, traffic control, or service packages for each user on the network. Other Perspectives enable fine-grained visibility and control for individual locations, content types, devices, etc.
  • PRESENTATION to provide rich intelligence and analytics visualization for networks, subscribers, devices, and application performance. The network intelligence gathered by deployed PL9420s enables operators to make informed business decisions on network conditions, congestion management, and innovative new services.
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Connections 30,000,0001
Connections/sec 500,0001
Throughput 120 Gbps
Subscribers 3,000,0001
2 x 1000Base-T
Max # of Channels 32 x GE or 16 x 10 GE
Physical Interfaces 1000Base-T, 1000Base-SX
1000Base-LX, 10Gbase-SR
10Gbase-LR, 10Gbase-ER RJ-45
Console Port Bypass, FlowSync
Redundancy 1 Gbps, 10Gbps, and 100G increments
Intelligence Center
Network Intelligence Subscriber Manager
2 rack unit (RU), 19” rack-mounted with AC/DC power supply
Hardware Appliance, fixed form factor
Components with 8 I/O module slots
Size 3.5” (h) x 16.9” (w) x 22” (d) 8.8 cm (h) x 42.9 cm (w) x 55.8 cm (d)
Weight 40lbs/18 kg
Power Wattage: 820W; Voltage: 100-240 VAC Current: 8.0- 3.3A or -36 to
-72VDC, Current: 16A@-48VDC; Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Environmentals Operating temp: 0ºC to 40ºC; Storage temp: -20ºC to 75ºC;
Operating humidity: 5% to 85% (non-condensing)

1 Depending on configuration/features used


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