DPI and Traffic Intelligence

Next-Generation DPI Engine

Detailed Traffic Visibility up to Layer 7

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

Detailed Traffic Visibility up to Layer 7

Qosmos ixEngine® is a commercial grade, next-generation Deep Packet Inspection (NG DPI) and classification engine that recognizes over 4000 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 third-party applications, Qosmos ixEngine removes the need to develop in-house protocol recognition capabilities, simplifying product development and accelerating delivery and time-to-market.

Qosmos ixEngine Overview

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

  • 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

 Learn more about our protocol expertise



First Packet Advantage

  • Enables outstanding SD-WAN and SASEperformance 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

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


Enea Qosmos ixEngine: Beyond IP Traffic Classification: Metadata Extraction



Enea Qosmos DPI software identifies over 4000 applications and protocols, more than any other on the market.

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Qosmos ixEngine: Next-Generation DPI for Maximum Traffic Visibility

Qosmos ixEngine: Next-Generation DPI for Maximum Traffic Visibility

Industry Recognition

Enea Qosmos wins Gold in the 2021 InfoSec Award     Enea Qosmos wins Gold in the 2022 CYBERSECURITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS     Enea Qosmos ixEngine is a winner of the 2022 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award