Netify DPI


Open Source DPI for Integrators

If we're doing our jobs right, people won't notice the network: the important Zoom business call will always work, the bad guys will be kept out, the ping time to the game server will never hiccup, and the streaming movie won't pixelate or (gasp!) pause. But the expanding role of applications in our daily lives and the pervasiveness of network-ready devices have increased our dependence on the network.

The days of cut-price and unpredictable networks are coming to an end. Today's network has to be smarter. Features can include:

  • Quality of experience (QoE)
  • Digital experience monitoring
  • Application-based network policies
  • Next-generation cybersecurity and firewall protection
  • Network visibility

What Is Netify DPI?

The open source Netify Agent is small footprint engine that performs underlying deep packet inspection (DPI) and metadata extraction. The analyzed network data can be streamed to an open format which can be consumed by 3rd party applications, firewalls, QoS engines and more. In addition to the data stream, the Netify Agent provides a plugin architecture for high-speed data integrations.

With the power of Netify's inline network analysis, we can build a better network. The Netify Agent can be deployed on small embedded devices, as well as big iron backend network infrastructure. To give you same real world examples, the agent has been integrated into:

  • SD-WAN solutions
  • Routers and firewalls
  • IoT gateways
  • Mobile core networks
  • Virtual network probes
  • and other OEM devices

You can find product details below, and technical details here.

Signature Management

Deep packet inspection is not a one-time implementation. New applications, protocols, and network security algorithms are continually evolving. We provide not only regular software engine updates, but also cloud-based tools to manage application signatures for your solution.

  • Tools to create and manage signatures unique to your market and customers
  • Signature management based on geolocation
  • Endpoint signature control
  • Signature intelligence reports
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Netify DPI - Open Source Core

The core Netify DPI engine is open source widely deployed across a variety of Linux and xBSD systems. We also provide some premium add-ons - see further below for details.

Open Source

Provides deep packet inspection and network analysis powered by our open source Netify DPI Agent.

Small Footprint

Runs on big iron as well as embedded systems including the Raspberry Pi and OpenWRT devices.


Supports multi-core environments for processing packets a Gbps speeds on standard and cost effective x86 hardware.

Application Detection

Detects apps like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Netflix etc. by mapping DNS lookups, extracting SSL/TLS certificate domain names, SNI hostnames and more.

Protocol Detection

Detects detects over 200 protocols including BitTorrent, VPNs, Proxies, VoIP and many others. Unpacks DNS, DHCP, SSL, HTTP and other requests for deep analysis of the network.

Data Streams

Provides streaming flow metadata in an open format for integration with firewalls, QoS engines, cybersecurity solutions, performance engines, and more.

Netify DPI - Premium Add-Ons

Take DPI to the next level with local add-ons powered by cloud analysis and metadata.

Signature Updates

Deep packet inspection is not a one-time implementation. New applications and protocols are constantly appearing and evolving. You can manage signatures and updates via our cloud-based management tool.

IP Sets Plugin

Provides direct hooks into the Netify DPI Engine for creating IP sets and firewall marks for tightly integrating firewall, QoS and routing policy engines.

Hybrid Stats Engine

Provides bandwidth and performance stats for the local DPI agent. This can be used for in-house data integration as well as our Hybrid Informatics engine.

Compare with Traditional DPI

Netify DPI can be integrated on devices, in containers, and in the cloud.

Traditional DPI Netify DPI
Proprietary Open source
Expensive Affordable
Inflexible Dynamic and customizable
On-premise only Optional cloud intelligence
Vendor-locked signatures Open and custom signatures

Optional Network Intelligence

The Netify DPI Agent provides a great starting point. As an optional add-on, we complement the on-premise DPI data with cloud-based network intelligence and visibility. Features include:

  • Device Discovery
  • Advanced Risk Analysis
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Hostname Visibility
  • Forensics and Archiving
  • Cloud-based Application Detection
  • AI-based Network Events
  • Connection Tracking

Why Netify DPI?

Lower TCO

No license fees, no vendor lock-in, and lower total cost of ownership. We take care of the regular software updates and signatures, so there's no need spend internal development time and resources.

Next Generation Signature Management

Deep packet inspection is not a one-time implementation. New applications, protocols, and network security algorithms are constantly evolving. Add application signatures via our cloud-based management tool.

Focus on Your Core Product

Developing an in-house DPI solution is time consuming and expensive. Focus on your product and solutions, and we'll take care of the rest. Get started with Netify DPI today.

Open Source, Open Integration

Do you want to tweak and tune DPI for your solution? We live in an open source world. From web servers, to mobile phones, to advanced IoT - open source runs the backbone of today's IT.

Reliability and Experience

Our cloud-based infrastructure has processed millions of service requests from hundreds of thousands of devices in the field. From firewalls and servers, to web cameras and security DVRs. And that's just today.

Knowledge and Support

We have experience in diving into network traffic and extracting network intelligence. That's what we do. We are here to provide support and our DPI expertise when you need it.

Supported Platforms

Integration and Custom Solutions

Do you have any questions about integration, APIs or custom development?

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