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 consists from two components.
|Filtering by the blacklisted Internet sites||Yes||Yes||Optional||Yes||Yes|
|Gathering statistics and its subsequent analysis on protocols and trends||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 unload||Optional||Yes|
|mini-Firewall for blocking on certain ports||Optional||Yes|
|Ads blocking and replacing||Optional||Yes|
|Protection against DOS and DDOS attacks||Optional||Yes|
Licensing, independant from the equipment, allows the operator to protect their investments and plan a budget expansion of the solution 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 gives the operator the following features:
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 works with statistics unloaded on NetFlow from DPI Platform. It consists of three main elements:
The core defined metrics are:
Product licensing depends on bandwidth of DPI platform.
QoE module available in two options: Lite и 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|
|Downloading reports in .xlsx, .csv, .pdf, .png||Yes||Yes|
|Report on categories of web resources, updating the list of categories||Yes|
|Full NetFlow и ClickStream customized reports for users detalizations||Yes|
|Setting up triggers and actions on events, sending reports by email||Yes|
|DDoS and BotNet detection||Yes|
Users can install the Lite version for free and familiarize themselves with the basic features. There is a test 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. After activating the service in the automatic mode, these data is uploaded to DPI platform and is applied only to those subscribers whose advertising service has been activated. Banner display and transition are paid for 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.