DPI set for broader deployment, deal activity

NXTcomm is over, and the great NXTcomm review has begun. Heading into the show, deep packet inspection technology and other broadband traffic management solutions promised to be at the source of much show floor discussion, and that is exactly what happened. We highlighted news from Allot Communications and Arbor Networks last week, but other DPI news from the show included Procera's announcement of a new higher-bandwidth DPI platform and Sandvine's efforts to develop a DPI ecosystem to enable the implementation of the technology in a number of different architectures and equipment types.

Across the show floor, several companies wondered aloud about how DPI might be used in their gear to filter content and enhance overall network and service management, and I talked to NXTcomm exhibitors (who shall remain nameless for now) who said that they would be seriously investigating DPI acquisitions or partnerships in the cming weeks and months.

For more:
- read this Procera story at Telephony
- see this Sandvine report at Telephony