Let us delve into the DPI-platform and the QoE statistics module options and consider new licenses and pricing approaches.
The key feature of the DPI solution is independence from the server platform.
Thus, the choice of the solution would finally depend on the two following components.
|Filtering by the blacklisted Internet sites||Yes||Yes||Optional||Yes||Yes|
|Statistics gathering and its subsequent analysis on protocols and autonomous system (AS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Traffic prioritization depending on a protocol||Optional||Yes||Yes|
|Optimization of the external access channels usage||Optional||Yes||Yes|
|Subscriber notification and marketing campaigns||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Whitelist and Captive Portal support||Yes||Yes|
|Channel allocation between subscribers for IPv4 and IPV6||Yes||Yes|
|BRAS L2 (PPPoE, Q-in-Q, VLAN), BRAS L3 (IPoE), support for the RADIUS with Change of Authorization (CoA) feature enabled||Yes||Yes|
|BRAS L2 (PPPoE, DHCP), Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6||Optional||Yes|
|CGNAT – Network Address Translation and NetFlow export||Optional||Yes|
|mini-Firewall for blocking on certain ports||Optional||Yes|
|Ads blocking and replacing it||Optional||Yes|
|Protection against DOS and DDOS attacks||Optional||Yes|
Licensing, independent from the equipment, allows the operators to protect their investments and plan the increase in solution budget in the future. Actions that can be carried out with a license through technical support: upgrade, merge, split, transfer.
For the convenience of obtaining a license and working with it, a license server in the VAS Cloud is implemented, which offers the operator the following advantages:
The new version of BRAS has its special aspects:
The price is lower than the Base and Complete versions, which gives an optimal start for any budget and size of the operator’s network.
Let us turn to the QoE module, which operates on statistics exported from the DPI Platform. It consists of three main elements:
The core defined metrics are:
Product licensing depends on bandwidth of DPI platform.
QoE module is available in two options: Base and Standard.
|NetFlow statistics collector with re-export support||Yes||Yes|
|API support for integration with external systems||Yes||Yes|
|Full NetFlow and ClickStream statistics visualization||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in reports of Full NetFlow-based TOP: high RTT, by traffic volume, by number of re-requests, by application protocols, by AS, by subscribers AS, by access switches and aggregation||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in ClickStream-based TOP reports: URLs, hosts, subscribers, devices, IP resources||Yes||Yes|
|Exporting reports using *.xlsx, .*csv, *.pdf and *.png formats||Yes||Yes|
|Reports on web resources categories, updating the list of categories||Yes|
|Full NetFlow and ClickStream reports with detailed information per user||Yes|
|Setting up triggers and actions on events, sending reports by email||Yes|
|DDoS and BotNet detection||Yes|
Users can install the Base version for free and familiarize themselves with the basic features. There is a trial period for exploring the Standard version.
Quality of Experience module helps:
Quality of Experience module provides:
One of our latest innovations is the implementation of a turnkey-ready service for DPI monetization.
The service is built using VAS Cloud, GUI and advertising options in DPI platform.
The principle of operation: java scripts for HTTP resources and a set of banners that can be used for this site are generated in the VAS Cloud. Once the service is activated in the automatic mode, this data is imported to the VAS Experts DPI and is applied only to those subscribers whose advertising service has been activated. Banner display and transition are paid by the advertising aggregator; the operator receives their interest via VAS Cloud personal account.
These services will be available by subscription through the operator’s personal account.
The list of categories can be used to form parental control services for the operator’s end users or to filter traffic for schools in accordance with legal requirements.
In the following articles we will provide a more detailed VAS Cloud services description and consider their practical application.