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Enea Announces New Milestone in Network Intelligence

Enea’s Qosmos ixEngine sets a new record, recognizing over 3,000 protocols and applications. This unprecedented traffic visibility enables developers of networking and security products to move ahead of the competition in terms of performance, time-to-market and reliability

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 7, 2017 – Enea® (NASDAQ OMX Nordic:ENEA) today announced a new milestone in network intelligence: Qosmos ixEngine®, the company’s IP classification and metadata extraction engine, now recognizes over 3,000 protocols, more than any other Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) library on the market.

With 75% market share, Qosmos ixEngine is the de facto industry-standard for DPI software embedded in networking and security products. The technology identifies data traveling over networks in real time, providing a true picture of the traffic by identifying protocols, types of application, and extracting additional information in the form of metadata. Equipment makers, telco and enterprise software vendors use Qosmos ixEngine to gain application visibility, accelerate time to market and benefit from continuous signature updates.

“Qosmos ixEngine is the preferred software for IP classification and metadata extraction among networking and security vendors,” said Thibaut Bechetoille, President, Qosmos Division of Enea. “This new record in protocol recognition reaffirms our leadership and reflects our technical expertise.”

Overview of Qosmos ixEngine protocol and application visibility:    

  • Full support for more than 3,000 protocol signatures, without counting specific workflows and application variants.
  • Extraction of thousands of application metadata across 32 categories.
  • Identification of service types within applications, e.g. chat, video, voice, file transfer.
  • Recognition rate of fully encrypted protocols based on new statistical algorithms with self-learning capabilities. Applications like Vuze®, uTorrent®, BitTorrent® are correctly identified 95% of the time.
  • Custom Signature Module to create customized signatures for any category of application including URLs, HTTP based applications, binary applications, etc.

Complete list of supported protocols 

Enea’s Qosmos ixEngine is the de facto industry-standard for IP classification and metadata extraction based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). Networking vendors, security specialists, and cloud service providers widely use Qosmos to gain application visibility, accelerate development, strengthen capabilities of new solutions, and benefit from continuous protocol signature updates.  

More information on Qosmos ixEngine


Erik Larsson, SVP Marketing & Communication
Phone: +33 1 70 81 19 00
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Julia Steffensen, Executive Assistant

Phone: +46 70 971 03 33

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About Enea

Enea is a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, with a vision of helping customers develop amazing functions in a connected society. We are committed to working together with customers and leading hardware vendors as a key contributor in the open source community, developing and hardening optimal software solutions. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on our technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. We have offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Discover more at and start a conversation at [email protected].

Enea®, Enea OSE®, Netbricks®, Polyhedra®, Zealcore®, Enea® Element, Enea® Optima, Enea® LINX, Enea® Accelerator,  Enea® dSPEED Platform, COSNOS®, Qosmos® and Qosmos ixEngine® are registered trademarks of Enea AB and its subsidiaries. Enea OSE®ck, Enea OSE® Epsilon, Enea® Optima Log Analyzer, Enea® Black Box Recorder, Polyhedra® Lite, Enea® System Manager, Enea® ElementCenter NMS, Enea® On-device Management and Embedded for LeadersTM are unregistered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries. Any other company, product or service names mentioned above are the registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective owner. All rights reserved. © Enea AB 2017.