Policy Control for Connected and Tethered Devices
A Sandvine Technology Showcase
In this era of the Internet of Things, there is no practical limit to the number of devices that can have an IP address. In addition to ‘traditional’ devices, the Internet will soon see the addition of billions of new devices as connected homes and other machineto-machine devices come online.
The increasing number and diversity of connected devices brings opportunity to communications service providers (CSPs) who can identify trends and can create services that anticipate new needs.
To take full advantage of these opportunities, however, and to enable the Internet of Things, the policy control solutions on which CSPs rely must meet a range of technical requirements.
For instance, the policy control platform must be able to identify and distinguish client devices in real-time, and must do so for devices behind network address translators (NATs), devices that are tethered onto the mobile network.
Sandvine’s traffic classification technology overcomes all of these challenges to provide CSPs with the insight to understand the rich assortment of devices on their network and to empower CSPs with the policy control capabilities to profitably manage the Internet of Things.