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Layer 7 Visibility For Virtual CPE

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Virtual customer premises equipment, aka vCPE, lets network operators transition enterprise access and VPN customers to next-generation cloud networking platforms. There are many benefits to this migration, including reducing costs associated with specialized on-site hardware. It also lets operators inject value into wide-area network services using virtual network functions.

This Qosmos white paper reviews state-of-the-art vCPE deployments in the enterprise market and discusses how operators can use embedded traffic analysis software to design application-aware, customer-specific network services. Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • The full benefits of vCPE
  • How Layer 4-7 analysis engines work and the role they play
  • The current market activity for vCPE and software-based VPNs