Friday, October 23, 2015

[Infonetics]: The DPI Market is Slow to Adapt NFV; to Reach $972M in 2015

A new report by Shira Levine [pictured], research director for service enablement and subscriber intelligence IHS on the DPI market:
  • "projecting the global deep packet inspection (DPI) market to grow to $972 million in 2015, up 15 percent year-over-year, as communications service providers continue to use DPI as a key tool for bandwidth management and the creation of new services and feature ..
  • The majority of the traditional DPI appliance suppliers had a challenging first half of 2015, but smaller players, particularly the embedded DPI suppliers such as Qosmos, saw healthy year-over-year growth [see "Openwave Mobility Integrates Qosmos' DPI " - here]

    [Related posts: "Is there a problem in the DPI Market ?" - part1, part2, part3]

    The chart on the right shows Infonetics' prediction for the DPI market from 2010

  • While the major DPI suppliers are tackling the virtualization trend head-on, moving aggressively to introduce virtualized versions of their products and forge relationships within the NFV ecosystem, their customers are slower to jump on the bandwagon. Performance concerns remain an issue, and operators continue to be conservative with deployments of virtualized DPI technology
  • DPI is playing a key role in another hot area—analytics—with operators increasingly interested in leveraging network intelligence gleaned from DPI as part of their larger ‘big data’ strategies
  • There is renewed opportunity for DPI suppliers to address operators’ security concerns, leveraging their solutions to tackle network infrastructure threats such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, worms and viruses on a real-time basis" [related post - "Allot: $8M Expansion Order for Security Services" - here]
See "Deep Packet Inspection to Play Key Role in Operator Analytics, BigData Strategies" - here.


  1. How this is aligned with the fact that the Internet is becoming more and more secured (SSL and HTTP2.0/SPDY), so the value of DPI is reduced ?

  2. It seems to be aligned with this fact, as the DPI market shows a modest growth and limited size, certainly when comparing to the expectations from the past (refer to the two charts).