SOURCE: Procera Networks

Procera Networks

February 19, 2013 06:00 ET

Procera Networks Offers New NAVL 4.0 DPI Engine as SDK for License to OEMs

High-Performance, Fully-Featured Layer 7 DPI SDK Enables New Paths to Revenue Generation and Customer Retention

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Procera Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT), the global intelligent policy enforcement company, today announced availability of its Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) 4.0, enabling "Intelligence Everywhere" through a software development kit (SDK) for OEM enterprise and telecommunications equipment vendors. The latest version of the Layer 7 deep packet inspection (DPI) engine adds IPv6 support, de-tunnelling of GTP traffic, improvements in metadata extraction, and OEM industry-leading high performance throughput capabilities, while conserving resources and enabling regular updates through the NAVL plug-in architecture. NAVL 4.0 is easily integrated with both off-the-shelf and custom platforms, and deployable in numerous processors and processing architectures for ease of integration with a variety of hardware.

"NAVL 4.0 represents a significant upgrade to an already industry-leading Layer 7 DPI engine," said Angelo Comazzetto, senior product manager at Sophos. "Integrating NAVL with Sophos UTM 9 greatly enhanced our value proposition to our customers and did so with effective ease for them. By outsourcing in-house development of Layer 7 application classification capabilities, we could focus more intently on complete security and protection everywhere, resulting in a quicker time to market for our UTM solutions."

New NAVL 4.0 features and capabilities include:

  • Industry-leading high-performance throughput capabilities - The NAVL 4.0 DPI engine can easily classify traffic at speeds well above 100Gbps, with minimal effect on network response times, latency or jitter.
  • Full IPv6Support - IPv6 is becoming more prevalent in network deployments, and NAVL 4.0 includes extensions for native IPv6 applications. This dramatically simplifies integration for IPv6-ready networking equipment, including CGN and IPv6 tunnelling implementations.
  • De-tunnelling GPRS Tunneling Protocols (GTP) - NAVL can look inside these tunnels created between points on mobile networks to expose application types and names to NAVL users. This is very useful to mobile carriers and mobile probe vendors, who were previously unable to determine what application traffic was running over their networks between these points. NAVL can now inspect the entire packet without de-tunneling, improving performance and scalability for both mobile and fixed line equipment vendors.
  • Metadata extraction improvements - Metadata extraction is an area where NAVL really excels. Long able to extract metadata, or "data about data" from packets, NAVL 4.0 now does so with advanced techniques designed to provide even more granular metadata, significantly reducing onboard resource consumption and increasing processing speed and metadata extraction. 

"NAVL 4.0 gives both enterprise and telco equipment vendors a combination of unsurpassed application classification, in both breadth and accuracy, with advanced metadata extraction and simplicity of integration," said Derek Lownsbrough, vice president of research and development at Procera. "This gives us the most attractive Layer 7 DPI and application classification offering in the market, enabling our customers and partners to add advanced application-aware capabilities to their own solutions, while enabling them to focus on what they do best." 

Additional features of NAVL 4.0:

  • Even Easier Integration with Enterprise and Telco Platforms
    • NAVL 4.0 has the industry's lowest on-board resource requirements, meaning that integrating vendors can add Layer 7 DPI, in addition to many other functions, to their existing platforms, resulting in both product enhancement and cost reduction.
    • NAVL 4.0 is delivered as an SDK that can be deployed in a number of processors and processing architectures, including x86 32bit, x86 64bit, Cavium Octeon, Octeon II, Octeon III, ARM, PowerPC, Tilera and Freescale.
  • Ever-Expanding Application Signature Database
    • Procera engineers continue to add signatures on a near-daily basis. A full list of the applications that NAVL classifies is available on Procera's AppLabs site here

Procera's NAVL 4.0 DPI engine and OEM products are the result of its recent acquisition of Vineyard Networks.

About Procera Networks, Inc.
Procera Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT) delivers Intelligent Policy Enforcement solutions designed for carriers, service providers and enterprises worldwide. Procera's PacketLogic solutions provide actionable intelligence and policy enforcement to ensure a high quality experience for any Internet connected devices. Network operators deploy Procera's technology to enable real-time visibility, superior performance and scalability, and deliver personalized services for millions of enterprises and consumers. For more information, visit or follow Procera on twitter at @ProceraNetworks.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the potential applications and demand for Procera's products, the performance of its products and the ability of its products to meet the requirements of customers. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause Procera's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including risks related to the acceptance and adoption of Procera's products; Procera's ability to service and upgrade its products; lengthy sales cycles and lab and field trial delays by service providers; Procera's dependence on a limited product line; Procera's dependence on key employees; Procera's ability to compete in its industry with companies that are significantly larger and have greater resources; Procera's ability to protect its intellectual property rights in a global market; Procera's ability to manufacture product quickly enough to meet potential demand; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Procera Networks' business are set forth in Procera's Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in its subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:

    Press Contact
    Wilson Craig
    Parallax Public Relations for Procera's OEM and NAVL products

    Fran Lowe
    Engage PR for Procera Networks

    Investor Relations Contact
    Charles Messman or Todd Kehrli
    MKR Group Inc.