Growth in Data Processing Power and Cyber Threats have Spurred the Growth of the Deep Packet inspection Market

Technology April 29, 2019 Matt

DPI is a surveillance technology that enables Internet service providers (ISPs) to monitor record and take informed decisions based on the content of data packets in real time. A data packet typically consists of a header and a payload. DPI enables the monitoring of the payload, i.e. the data part or actual content of a packet. A relatively recent technology, DPI helps service providers to analyze network traffic and perform high level analysis of the packet content. DPI can monitor, filter, read emails, website history, chats, and so on that pass through its system. It can help service providers to detect malicious software such as viruses or worms being transmitted over the network. DPI provides the service providers with a tool to address the increasing number of challenges such as explosive bandwidth demand, QoS, QoE while developing new revenue channels and ensuring competitive differentiation. DPI provides the ability to monitor, control and secure a network, equipping service providers with cyber security measures, cyber intelligence and real-time analytics. 

The shift to bandwidth heavy services ranging from voice and video to high-definition (HD) video on demand (VoD) is a clear indication of an increase in the burden on network infrastructure. In addition to this, security breaches on the network typically cost companies millions of dollars annually. These breaches not only affect the customers, but also service providers as post such security breaches, it is possible that the customers choose another provider that advertise higher security. 

An increase in the degree of competition between the service providers translates to the need for them to be able to develop and deploy different and enhanced offerings in order to stay ahead. Service providers need to be able to deal with the explosive demand for bandwidth, traffic management as well as application and network security. Being able to provide a high level of quality of experience (QoE) while ensuring new revenue models, is what will set the service providers apart. In order to be able to achieve the aforementioned tasks, service providers turn to deep packet inspection (DPI). DPI is a surveillance technology that enables Internet service providers (ISPs) to monitor, record and take informed decisions based on the content of data packets in real time.

Deep Packet Inspection Market by type

Standalone DPI

Integrated DPI

Deep Packet Inspection Market by End User applications






Deep Packet Inspection Market by Geography

North America

Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

Asia Pacific

Rest of World (ROW)

Growth in data processing power and the rising incidences of cyber threats have spurred the growth of the deep packet inspection market and this trend is expected to continue in the coming future. Technological advancements and substantial research and development in the DPI market are other important factors contributing to the growth of this market. Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a form of computer network packet filtering, which determines the data part of a packet as it passes an inspection point. This method is implemented for searching protocol noncompliance, spam, viruses, intrusions, or defined criterion to determine whether the packet can be passed or if it needs to be routed to another destination for further check. 

Though fixed line operators continue to invest in the DPI market for traffic management and to manage the impact of over-the-top (OTT) content on their networks, wireless operators are looking toward the DPI market for more granular traffic management including prioritization and strategic offload. 

This research report analyzes the deep DPI market based on its market segments and major geographies. It includes a complete analysis of current market trends, industry growth drivers, market structure, restraints, and market predictions for the near future. 

The report also provides an analysis of the recent technological improvements in the deep packet inspection (DPI) market, Porter’s five force model analysis, and detailed company profiles of the top market players. It provides a review of the micro and macro factors significant for the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis. 

The major geographies analyzed under this research study are North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. 

The key players dominating the market of deep packet inspection (DPI) are Sandvine Corporation, Procera Networks, Allot Communications, Cisco, Arbor Networks, Quosmos, Endace, ipoque, Bivio Networks, and others.