Embedded DPI & Traffic Intelligence

Next-Generation DPI Engine

Detailed Traffic Visibility up to Layer 7 with Next-Generation DPI and Traffic Classification

Learn how Enea Qosmos ixEngine can boost your solutions with detailed, real-time traffic visibility

Detailed Traffic Visibility up to Layer 7 with Enea Qosmos Next-Generation DPI Engine

Enea Qosmos ixEngine® is a commercial grade, next-generation Deep Packet Inspection (NG DPI) and classification engine that recognizes over 4500 protocols and applications, more than any other Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine on the market.

Delivered as a Software Development Kit (SDK), it is composed of software libraries, modules and tools that are easily integrated into new or existing solutions. Developers of networking and security products benefit from market-leading traffic identification techniques and next-generation network intelligence technology to bring detailed, real-time traffic visibility to their solutions up to Layer 7.

Developed specifically for integration into 3rd party applications, Enea’s next-generation DPI engine, Qosmos ixEngine, removes the need to develop in-house protocol and application recognition capabilities, simplifying product development and accelerating delivery and time-to-market.

Product Overview

Enea Qosmos ixEngine: A Next-Generation DPI Engine

Decoding Engine

  • Identification of protocols and applications behind each IP flow using a combination of advanced techniques including stateful inspection, behavioral and statistical analysis, heuristics, machine learning, etc.
  • Extraction of metadata and metrics related to applications, services, data, users, devices, and traffic flows

Protocol Plugin Bundle and Updates

  • Enea Qosmos protocol plugin bundle includes thousands of protocol and application plugins to classify flows and extract metadata.
  • Our labs continuously monitor protocols and applications updating protocol plugins to ensure they are always up-to-date

 More about our protocol expertise


First Packet Advantage

  • Enables outstanding SD-WAN and SASE performance through a unique first packet processing capability
  • Features an innovative, multi-tier cache system that includes hundreds of millions of continuously updated, DPI-validated IP addresses for unrivaled accuracy

 More about Enea’s First Packet Advantage

Evasive Traffic Pack

  • Supports advanced anomaly and threat detection, including potential MITM attacks, with a dedicated suite of evasive traffic classification plugins
  • Coverage includes evasive techniques like complex tunneling, file spoofing, domain fronting, and the use of covert communication channels, VPNs, anonymizers and more

Encryption Guard

  • Protects data privacy while preserving the network traffic visibility required for network orchestration, performance management, and cybersecurity
  • Methodologies include statistical and behavioral analysis, machine learning, DNS-based classification and the use of the First Packet Advantage cache

 More about encryption and Enea’s technology for traffic identification and classification


Enea Qosmos ixEngine is a Next-Generation DPI engine that goes beyond IP traffic classification and extracts metadata.


Enea Qosmos ixEngine: Next-Generation DPI Engine for Maximum Traffic Visibility

Enea Qosmos ixEngine: Next-Generation Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for Maximum Traffic Visibility


Enea Qosmos Next-Gen DPI for Network Traffic Visibility in Cybersecurity Solutions

Enea’s next-generation DPI engine, Qosmos ixEngine, identifies over 4500 applications and protocols, more than any other on the market.

Qosmos ProtoBook Light: Explore the list of applications and protocols recognized by Enea Qosmos next-generation DPI and Traffic Intelligence engine and technology!


Enea Qosmos ixEngine: Next-Generation DPI Engine for Maximum Traffic Visibility

Enea Qosmos ixEngine: Next-Generation Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for Maximum Traffic Visibility
  • Zyxel logo
    We appreciate the loyal support and customer dedication shown by the Enea team, and we, and our customers, have been well-served by Enea’s innovations not only in deep packet inspection but also in first packet classification and machine learning-enhanced encrypted traffic classification.
    Ken Tsai
    AVP of the Gateway SBU
  • The decisive factors were the accuracy and scope of their first packet and encrypted traffic classification, their coverage of SaaS apps, and the unprecedented DPI performance we were able to achieve with Qosmos ixEngine® integrated into our Vector Packet Processing (VPP) architecture.
    Farooq Khan
    Founder and CEO
  • JSC Ingenium logo
    Our strategy is to offer a scalable and cost-efficient TaaS solution that minimizes business risks and 5G technical challenges, and enables operators to quickly bring simple, highly differentiated, and complete services to their target markets. By embedding Enea’s Qosmos technology, we are able to deliver on this promise, and to ensure a superb experience for both our customers and their subscribers.
    Ali Boushehri
    Director of Product Management,
    Strategy & Transformation
    JSC Ingenium
  • NetQpro logo
    As revenues per subscriber fall and operating expenditures rise, operators value our pragmatic approach to helping them compete on a superior customer experience while conserving precious capital for transformation. With Qosmos ixEngine inside NetQPro solutions, operators can build a strong future and develop applications utilizing collected data to support their business growth without compromising on service quality.
    Mikolaj Skipietrow
  • Genua logo
    As networks have evolved, it has become critical to implement intelligent network security as a second line of defense to existing endpoint- and perimeter-based threat detection and response systems. This is true for everyone, but especially so for our critical network customers, for whom the stakes of a breach are very high. We are therefore very pleased to partner with Enea to ensure that our platform provides the most effective and reliable network defense possible.
    Arnold Krille
    Head of Development for cognitix Threat Defender

Industry Recognition

Enea's next-gen DPI engine, Qosmos ixEngine, wins Cyber Defense Magazine 2023 Global Infosec Award     Enea's next-gen DPI engine, Qosmos ixEngine, wins Gold in the 2023 CYBERSECURITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS     Enea's next-generation DPI engine, Qosmos ixEngine, is a winner of the 2022 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award