Monday, January 6, 2014
Back in November, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) issued a tender for DPI (here) - " for an appliance that can accept a stream of TCP/IP traffic or potentially previously captured packets in PCAP format .. at a minimum, it must be able to analyse flows of information at 10Gbps, regardless of whether it is using IPv4 or IPv6. Further requirements that the AFP needs are the ability to identify services and applications at the application layer".
Kelly Ng [pictured] reports to Asia Pacific futuregov that "Australian Federal Police plans to pilot the use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) - a type of computer network packet filtering technology - starting next month. If successful, full implementation will take place in April. The force will use it as an internal system tool and it will not be connected to any external telecommunications or IT networks".
See "AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE TO TRIAL DATA FILTERING TECHNOLOGY" - here.