As mentioned yesterday (see "[Light Reading]: Will F5's DPI have DPI? PCRF?" - here) F5 announced today its Policy Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM). " .. the newest member of its growing portfolio of solutions for fixed and mobile service providers .. generally available now".
"With BIG-IP® Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM) service providers now have the ability to classify traffic and enforce policy based on applications and subscriber behavior. BIG-IP PEM also provides granular reports on subscriber and application flows, and it integrates with online charging subsystems, giving operators real-time credit control
BIG-IP PEM gives you the ability to classify traffic into several categories of applications and protocols. These are some examples of the types of apps and protocols BIG-IP PEM supports:
- P2P: BitTorrent, Gnutella
- VoIP: SIP, Skype, Yahoo!, Jabber
- Web: HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, YouTube, Facebook
- Streaming: HTTP Streaming, RTSP, HTTP Audio
See "F5 announces BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM)" - here.