DPI BOX: deep packet inspection for ISP traffic management


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DPI BOX enables ISPs to cut their backbone costs by up to 25%. This is achieved by suppressing non-priority BitTorrent traffic during peak hours. Overall, this dramatically improves customer experience.

Beside that, with DPI BOX an ISP can blacklist arbitrary sets of IPs and/or URLs in order to comply with local Internet regulations.

DPI BOX is zero-administration, ready-to-use traffic management solution, works right from the box.

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DPI BOX: deep packet inspection for ISP traffic management

  1. 1. DPI-BOX Traffic Management Solution for Small & Medium Size Providers. Lower your traffic-purchasing costs by 25% or more!
  2. 2. Providers are faced with the problem of constant growth of backbone traffic. Analysts from major vendors predict: “Growth rates are not projected to fall”. Increased volume of traffic creates a problem Source: Cisco VNI, 2010 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 0 22 45 Exabytes per Month Online Gaming Video Calling VoIP Web and Data File Sharing Internet-Video-to-TV Internet Video 36% CAGR 2009-2014
  3. 3. Causes: Organic growth of user database: There are simply more and more subscribers. Increased “weight” of the content: HD-video, realistic games, high-quality audio. Consequences: Increase in OPEX for traffic purchasing despite lower costs per megabyte. Continuous investment in CAPEX to increase the equipment capacity. џ џ џ џ Growth of traffic: causes and consequences
  4. 4. There is organic growth of data traffic. This means that in the near future there will also be growth of your expenses for traffic—CAPEX and OPEX. The trend is clear Source: Cisco VNI, 2010 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 0 Other IP Internet-Video-to-TV Internet Video
  5. 5. Real data from a typical Russian provider (Summer 2013): The total dominance of BitTorrent traffic is obvious and striking. What's keeping the line busy? Protocol Traffic BitTorrent. . . 39,5% HTTP . . . . . . . . 21% Video . . . . . . 17,3% Audio . . . . . . 14,4% Other . . . . . . . 7,8% Source: russian provider, 2013
  6. 6. BitTorrent traffic taking a lion's share of your bandwidth is NOT a priority. But HTTP and video are—yet they are the ones loading slowly. Priority or not? «We have a slow connection...» Fact: Four out of five people stop watching a video if it starts buffering in the middle of viewing. Imagine their level of frustration.
  7. 7. During peak hours a lion's share of the incoming traffic is created by BitTorrent, which in fact could very well wait. As a result, either your connection is maxed out or you have to keep extra bandwidth just to prevent it from maxing out while accommodating BitTorrent and regular traffic. When you don't manage your traffic…
  8. 8. With our DPI BOX solution, you control what bandwidth is allocated for BitTorrent. By limiting non-critical BitTorrent traffic during peak hours, you free up bandwidth for the mission-critical traffic. Your subscribers notice that webpages and videos load without delays. What we offer
  9. 9. Since you no longer need to keep connection to accommodate both BitTorrent and regular traffic during busy hours, you can reduce its capacity and pay less. Or, you can postpone that next planned expansion and/or upgrade of the circuit and routing equipment. Within a year, you will recoup your costs. Where are the savings? Bandwidth Usage Before using DPI BOX After using DPI BOX Only BitTorrent traffic is suppressed during busy hours
  10. 10. DPI technology was first used to control traffic by mobile operators. Now it is successfully used by all major providers. In Russia, for example, DPI is used by: Who is already utilizing DPI?
  11. 11. What will DPI BOX give you? Real-time monitoring: “What is currently flowing through my connection?”; Flexible management policies regulating BitTorrent; Ability to regulate encrypted BitTorrent traffic on par with regular traffic; Clear and easy-to-understand performance reports; Simple web management interface; Guaranteed fault tolerance; Compliance with local requirements: blocking of banned sites (the block list updates automatically). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  12. 12. Network integration Inline-Integration DPI BOX is connected directly to the data circuit between the internet and the border router. Physical bypass ensures uninterrupted communication. Upgrading the network equipment is not required. BGP-Integration DPI BOX is connected to the border router using two additional ports on the router. BGP routes all the traffic through DPI BOX. Provider's network InternetDPI BOX DPI BOX Border router Border router Failover bypass Failover bypass Normal traffic path – through DPI Normal traffic path — through DPI
  13. 13. DPI BOX Server For connections not more than 1Gbit/s we use HP ProLiant DL120 G7. Racking and connection characteristics: џ1 Unit џ500 Вт џ2 х 1000BaseTX
  14. 14. The pros of DPI BOX џ џ џ џ џ Bandwidth is managed by you rather than your subscribers; Reduced CAPEX and OPEX costs; Real-time analysis: see what's being transmitted; IP Blacklisting; Low cost of installation: you will recoup it within a year.
  15. 15. Who we are DPI BOX has been developed by Mobile Active, a highly successful Russian company satisfying its returning customers since 2003. "Think outside of the DPI BOX" is the motto of our young, talented, top-of-the-crop engineers. We proudly specialize in the development of proprietary software as well as integration and telecommunication services. Over the past ten years Mobile Active has implemented numerous cost-efficient solutions. And while we've worked with large telecommunication operators, banks and transportation companies, no project is too small for us! Mobile Active is licensed (#74710) by the Federal Oversight Administration for Information Technologies and Communications
  16. 16. Thank you for your time! We are happy to answer all your questions. Once we have evaluated your needs, we'll offer you a solution that will include equipment and licensing costs. Please contact: Mikhail Noskov +7 (499) 704-22-81 dpi@mobak.ru