Application Delivery Networking
The market for Intelligent Policy Enforcement (IPE) is rapidly evolving, as network operators are finding new uses for the technology on almost a daily basis. New applications are being launched that operators are studying with the business analytics capabilities of IPE, and they are making business and operational decisions leveraging this information. Intelligent Charging business models are being rolled out around the world, and network operators are building business models based on delivering high quality services to their customers that deliver higher value to their subscribers while still enabling them to maintain profitability. Since IPE is based on Deep Packet Inspection Technology, the visibility and granularity that it delivers network operators has resulted in an ever-growing number of new business and service opportunities across a number of functional areas. Learn More by Downloading the White Paper.
Two specific Application Delivery Networking capabilities are being requested by IPE customers as natural enhancements: Traffic Steering (ATS) and Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), as they leverage the inherent visibility and application identification capabilities of a Deep Packet Inspection engine. IPE solutions are deployed exactly in the network where the operator wants to deploy both of these services
Advanced Traffic Steering is the ability to perform an elegant policy based routing decision on traffic that meets specific service criteria, and is commonly used today to deliver optimization or value added services in a service provider network.
Carrier Grade NAT is a capability that many network operators are looking for to resolve their IP address shortage due to their inability to quickly launch IPv6-based services.
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