February 20, 2013
Procera Networks Unveils New NAVL 4.0 DPI Engine
By Sujata Garud
Procera Networks (News - Alert) has launched a new Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) 4.0 via a software development kit (SDK) for OEM enterprise and telecommunications equipment vendors. With its advanced techniques, the new deep packet inspection (DPI) engine can now extract even more granular metadata, or "data about data" from packets. The latest version of the Layer 7 DPI engine can easily sort out traffic at speeds well above 100Gbps.
The NAVL 4.0 DPI engine is integrated with extensions for native IPv6 applications, which simplifies integration for IPv6-ready networking equipment, such as CGN and IPv6 tunneling implementations. In addition, the engine allows for the de-tunneling of GTP traffic. This is very helpful for mobile carriers and mobile probe vendors, who were previously unable to determine what application traffic was running over their networks between these points.
Angelo Comazzetto, senior product manager at Sophos, said in a statement, "NAVL 4.0 represents a significant upgrade to an already industry-leading Layer 7 DPI engine. Integrating NAVL with Sophos UTM 9 greatly enhanced our value proposition to our customers and did so with effective ease for them. By outsourcing in-house development of Layer 7 application classification capabilities, we could focus more intently on complete security and protection everywhere, resulting in a quicker time to market for our UTM solutions."
Derek Lownsbrough, vice president of Research and Development at Procera Networks added, "NAVL 4.0 gives both enterprise and telco equipment vendors a combination of unsurpassed application classification, in both breadth and accuracy, with advanced metadata extraction and simplicity of integration. This gives us the most attractive Layer 7 DPI and application classification offering in the market, enabling our customers and partners to add advanced application-aware capabilities to their own solutions, while enabling them to focus on what they do best."
Recently, Procera Network was in the news
when a large telecommunications equipment manufacturing (TEM) company licensed its Application Visibility Library (NAVL) Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine, designed to provide customers with comprehensive application classification technology to enhance their monitoring and testing applications.
Edited by Jamie Epstein