Qosmos Qoala DPI software runs on Freescale multi-core processors for enhanced network performance and security
BARCELONA, Spain (Mobile World Congress) - Feb. 11, 2008 - As the world's telecommunications carriers migrate to packet-based IP protocols, they face a new set of challenges to preserve network security and assure performance integrity across a range of sophisticated end-user applications. To help its customers overcome these challenges, Freescale is readying its multi-core processors to enable a new generation of secure and intelligent application-aware networks.
Freescale and Qosmos are combining the high performance of Freescale's multi-core processor with powerful Qoala Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Information Extraction technology from Qosmos. This platform capability will be able to scale from the dual-core to Freescale's forthcoming Multi-core Platform.
"Mobile network operators continue to pursue extensible and scalable methods for traffic monitoring and spam-protection in order to create billable and differentiated networking quality of service," said Jeff Timbs, director of strategic marketing for Freescale's Networking Systems Division. "Freescale is pleased to work with Qosmos to leverage its world class DPI technology for wireless and wireline IP-based networks."
Mobile operators are looking to DPI solutions to maintain and improve network performance and security, even as demand intensifies for bandwidth-heavy applications such as Web-based video services. DPI technology running on ultra high performance multi-core processors like Freescale's is developed to help network operators keep up with exploding bandwidth requirements by enabling the inspection and intelligent routing of packets.
"Freescale's multi-core embedded processors represent an excellent vehicle for implementation of DPI for the telecom space," said Gautier Harmel, marketing director of Qosmos. "Featuring 45-nm process technology, sophisticated e500-mc cores and built-in hardware for cryptographic, pattern matching and datapath acceleration, Freescale's forthcoming generation of multi-core processors is optimized to provide a scalable and power-efficient solution for DPI applications."
Freescale and Qosmos are demonstrating the result of their collaboration in the Freescale booth at Mobile World Congress in Hall 8, Booth 8B9.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2007 sales of $5.7 billion (USD). www.freescale.com
Qosmos is an industry leader in Information Extraction and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technologies. The company's products, composed of software modules and appliances, enable real-time extraction of business-critical information traveling over any IP network. They are based on a unique patented Information Extraction and DPI technology capable of recognizing, classifying and extracting an ever-increasing number of IP protocols and applications with the highest degree of accuracy and reliability, providing in-depth analysis of network flows and valuable content extraction, to nurture the creation of higher value business applications. Qosmos customers include network equipment manufacturers, software vendors, solution providers and system integrators seeking to improve their product offering or create innovative solutions and systems through Information Extraction and DPI features; market research firms looking at measuring digital content flows; and service providers willing to supervise SLAs. Established in 2000 by members of the prestigious LIP6 Computer Research Laboratory in Paris, Qosmos is backed by Sofinnova Partners. For more information, visit www.qosmos.com, or stop by the Qosmos booth number 2A102 (Hall 2, ground floor) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.