Based on its recent analysis of the global data visibility and traffic management market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sandvine (sandvine.com) with the 2020 Global New Product Innovation Award. An updated version of Sandvine’s PacketLogic platform, ActiveLogic, greatly enhances the visibility of an application’s traffic, particularly in video, gaming, and social media that dominate use. With most operators expected to migrate to the hyperscale telco cloud when embracing 5G technology, ActiveLogic has been engineered with the ability to integrate easily with the highly elastic nature of the cloud, keeping operating expenditure to a minimum.
With the high degree of encryption in applications, competing solutions that use traditional deep-packet inspection technologies are not as effective as solutions built to extract data from a previously unencrypted network. ActiveLogic, on the other hand, leverages its enhanced machine learning capabilities to identify and track an application’s typical traffic patterns and traffic-related key performance indicators (KPIs), such as throughput, packet loss, and latency. In addition, ActiveLogic is one of the few solutions that can be deployed on the telco cloud at hyperscale, which means that regardless of the telco’s position in the cloud, it can easily deploy ActiveLogic without compromising the cloud’s performance.
“To enhance its deployability and scalability, Sandvine introduced ActiveLogic on a wide range of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms, virtual deployments, and private cloud deployments and is currently being integrated into hyperscale cloud environments,” said Rohan Joy Thomas Industry Analyst. “The solution’s underlying technology, the Active Network Intelligence (ANI) Classification Engine (ACE), is a one-of-a-kind classification engine in the testing industry. Instead of relying on server name indications (SNI), host names, Internet protocol addresses, or the DNS, ACE’s machine learning algorithm uses flow-related parameters, which are not affected by encryption.”
The classification engine categorizes the type of traffic and further identifies the type of application, the device the application is playing on, and the user’s network plan subscription. Understanding these factors is essential because they can optimize data traffic and reduce bandwidth consumption and congestion on the end user’s device. In addition, the telco cloud is expected to support a high level of virtualization to hold several network slices engineered for various use cases, each requiring specific latency and network bandwidth.
“ActiveLogic lowers revenue loss resulting from piracy due to its ability to proactively identify instances of piracy on the web. It helps end users identify anomalies in network traffic by cross-referencing the content provider’s location and the location from which the content is being downloaded and viewed,” noted Thomas. “Overall, ActiveLogic significantly enhances customer purchase and ownership experiences while successfully addressing broader industry challenges.”
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