Sunday, January 31, 2010

The DPI Story – Introduction

DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) is many things, even when the discussion is limited to the broadband space. For some people it is a technology; other see it as a solution; supporters of Network Neutrality see it as the enemy; Broadband operators consider it as a must-have tool for proper network management; Security vendors are proud to offer it as part of their solution suite.

Analysts are predicting a very bright future for DPI. Last week Infonetics Research published a report saying that “ .. the market for standalone DPI products to grow rapidly, reaching $1.5 billion worldwide by 2013 ..”

So what is DPI?

This series of posts will tell the story of DPI – the needs that created it, the solutions associated with it, the controversy around it and more.

Stay tuned!

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