Deep packet inspection market is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the increasing number of broadband users all over the world. It is basically a technique used by internet service providers (ISP) to prevent spreading of virus in systems by scanning the data which pass through the server. It provides aid due to improving quality of service by examining and filtering the data into packets. Increasing portable device penetration into the market and consistent pressure of network providers are likely to propel the market growth in the next six years. Some of the factors have negative effect over the growth of this market such as increasing concern about privacy among broadband users and low awareness about DPI. Increasing concern about security of data among customers and chances of being misuse by third party are matter concern to the market players.
Increasing number of wireless users coupled with active online presence is the key driver of this market. Besides, insuring security, deep packet inspection is also useful in prevention ageing virus, anti-terrorism and malware.
The global deep packet inspection market is divided on the basis of products, application and end use. On the basis of product, market is further classified into standalone DPI and integrated DPI. Standalone DPI products can be directly connected to server without any configuration, whereas integrated DPI products needs to be synchronized, which can be used as access point in the server. Globally, DPI market standalone products share is comparatively higher market share than integrated DPI products owing to its cost effectiveness and also helps in reducing overall capital expenditure. Video optimization, caching, traffic steering, fair use are the key features of standalone DPI products and therefore it is likely to maintain its speedy growth over the forecast period.
By application, the largest application share of deep packet inspection market is divided into government sector DPI, internet service provider DPI, education sector DPI and other sector DPI. Owing to increasing concern about privacy, major share of DPI was consisted by ISP (internet service provider). Along with DPI use, ISP can serve network operators in a better way such as increasing the quality of service, lawful intercepts, enforcement functions, targeted advertisement, copyright enforcement and policy defining. ISP can provide better service in both private and public networks. Enterprise sector DPI is likely to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing number of private sectors and organizations coupled with their high demand for network security. Government sector also contributes considerable amount of share in DPI market. They can use DPI for the purpose of safety or security, and surveillance or censorship.
Based on geographical location, DPI market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and RoW. Asia Pacific is the biggest and fastest growing market by 2020. Increasing number of cybercrime, growing data traffic, suitable government policy and active online presence are the triggering factors for growth of this region in coming six years. Huge investment in research and development is likely to encourage the DPI market over the forecast period.
Some of key players of deep packet inspection market are Arbor Network, Inc., Bivio Networks, Inc., Cisco Systems, Allot Communication Ltd., Procera Networks, Inc. and Qosmos contributed major amount of revenue over 2013. Firms are facing competition into the market owing to increasing numbers of new firms. Some of the key business development activities are mergers, acquisition, new products development and geographical expansions.
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