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Qosmos Announces the Qosmos Classifier

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Qosmos Announces the Qosmos Classifier™,

Market’s First Standards-Based, Dedicated Service Classifier

Summary: Qosmos’ portfolio has been extended with the Qosmos Classifier™, a new dedicated software function with open SDN & NFV interfaces, designed to enable any type of service combination while optimizing networking and infrastructure costs.

Paris, France, 16 February 2015 – Qosmos®, the market leader in embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and network intelligence technology for use in physical, virtualized and in Software Defined Networking (SDN) architectures, today announced the Qosmos Classifier, the market’s first standards-based, dedicated service classifier. It is based on award-winning Qosmos technology which identifies and extracts traffic information in real time, identifying protocols, types of application, and extracting additional information in the form of metadata. The Qosmos Classifier is especially well-suited to enable intelligent, dynamic service chaining for mobile Gi-LAN environments.

Fast and easy service creation

Unlike multi-function, legacy traffic steering solutions (e.g. PCEF, TDF, switches, etc.) which allow only limited service chain combinations, the Qosmos Classifier is a dedicated software function with open SDN & NFV interfaces, which makes it easy to programmatically create any type of service combination.

Lower costs

Telecom service providers benefit from lower costs by running the Qosmos Classifier on Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and leveraging open source software frameworks such as OpenStack. In addition, both network resources and CPU utilization can be optimized thanks to the classifier’s packet tagging mechanism, which makes it possible to steer application flows only to relevant service nodes.

Key technical capabilities

·         ETSI-compliant Virtual Network Function (VNF) or software appliance

·         IETF NSH/SCH tagging (upcoming standard), in addition to existing ToS/DSCP marking and vLAN tagging

·         Application and subscriber awareness

·         Application metadata to enrich traffic information in real time

·         OpenStack-compatible northbound interface for provisioning

·         Open interfaces with SDN & NFV environments (OpenFlow, SDN standards, IETF, SFC)

·         Carrier-grade high performance and availability

·         Support for legacy applications to ensure a smooth migration between existing and future architectures

The Qosmos Classifier will be presented at the Qosmos booth at Mobile World Congress, Hall 5, stand 5G31. It is available for pilot projects from Q1 2015 and will be commercially available from H2 2015.

This announcement is part of Qosmos’ phased introduction of new products providing real-time network intelligence in SDN and NFV environments. Developers and integrators benefit from rapid time-to-market, while telcos and datacenter operators profit from optimized network services and reduced infrastructure costs.

For more information, see:  http://www.qosmos.com/products/service-classifier/


Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO: “The Qosmos Classifier plays a critical role by enabling unlimited and cost-effective service creation. It also eases the transition to new SDN and NFV environments by being standards-compliant and supporting both legacy and new applications.” 

About Qosmos

Qosmos leads the market for embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and network intelligence technology used in physical, SDN and NFV architectures. The company supplies software to vendors who embed real-time application awareness in their products for traffic optimization, service chaining, quality of service, analytics, cyber security and more. Qosmos brings fast time to market for network intelligence and continuous protocol signature updates inside physical, SDN and NFV networking products. As the leading supplier of embedded intelligence software, Qosmos contributes actively to international standards and serves 75% of the market. 


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