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DPI Emerges as a Key Tool for Network Operators of All Types, Finds Light Reading Insider
Nov 19, 2007 (12:11 PM EST)

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for deep packet inspection (DPI) products will continue to show robust growth through the end of this decade, reaching $1 billion in worldwide sales by 2010, as network operators of all stripes increase DPI deployments for a wide range of network management and security applications, according to the latest report from Light Reading Insider ( ), a paid research service of CMP's Light Reading ( ).

Deep Packet Inspection: Vendors Tap Into New Markets analyzes the key trends in DPI developments and deployments, as well as the market drivers behind DPI's expected growth. It identifies and evaluates 14 leading suppliers in the market and investigates how their technologies and solutions vary. The all-new 24-page report looks at how the use of DPI has expanded beyond packet identification and traffic shaping into security and service creation and management. It also updates forecasts for the DPI market, counting expenditure by both wireline and mobile operators.

Companies profiled in this report include: Alcatel-Lucent; Allot Communications Ltd.; Anagran Inc.; Arbor Networks Inc.; Bivio Networks Inc.; Cisco Systems Inc.; CloudShield Technologies Inc.; Ellacoya Networks Inc.; Endace Ltd.; Juniper Networks Inc.; Nokia Siemens Networks B.V.; Procera Networks Inc.; Redback Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Ericsson AB; and Sandvine Inc.

"The past year has brought some significant changes to the ways in which network operators are approaching and deploying DPI technology," notes Simon Sherrington, Research Analyst for Light Reading Insider and author of the report. "DPI was initially deployed to control spiraling volumes of peer-to- peer traffic, but its use has widened because DPI has proven relevant in a number of other contexts, including network security, service packaging, and service management."

And demand for DPI is no longer limited to the wireline telecom sector, Sherrington says. "Mobile operators are showing more interest in DPI, as they face the same economic future as their fixed-line counterparts unless they can manage and monetize the traffic in their networks," he explains. "The mobile market represents a major opportunity for DPI vendors."

Key findings of Deep Packet Inspection: Vendors Tap Into New Markets include:

-- Worldwide revenues for DPI products will reach $1 billion in 2010, up from less than $400 million in sales expected for this year -- DPI technology is playing a key role in bandwidth management and traffic shaping, and is increasingly used to augment network security and to underpin service creation and service management tools -- Although DPI is currently deployed almost exclusively by wireline network operators, mobile network operators will account for much of DPI's market growth over the next four years

Deep Packet Inspection: Vendors Tap Into New Markets provides critical insight and analysis for a range of industry participants, including:

-- Network operators needing an independent evaluation of DPI vendor product portfolios and strategies, as well as insight into how other service providers are using DPI -- Technology suppliers assessing the potential size of the DPI market opportunity and their relative market position compared with their main competitors -- Investors needing a better understanding of the scale of the opportunity that DPI presents to technology suppliers and network operators

Deep Packet Inspection: Vendors Tap Into New Markets, a 24-page report in PDF format, is available as part of an annual single-user subscription (12 monthly issues) to Light Reading Insider, priced at $1,595. Individual reports are available for $900 (single-user license).

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Jeff Claudino Director of Sales Insider Research Services 619-229-9940 Press/analyst contact: Dennis Mendyk Managing Director Insider Research Services 201-587-2154

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