What are Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Reports?
With Deep Packet Inspection reports, you can now have clear classification of the traffic type that passes through your router, how big a percentage of the bandwidth they occupy and during what time.
For example, in the above pie chart, you can identify that “HTML5 video” accounts for 20.8% of the total bandwidth used.
Deep Packet Inspection reports are only available on InControl 2, on supported devices.
Pre-requisites: Firmware version 7.0.1; InControl 2
Balance: 30 LTE HW3, One, 210 HW4, 310 HW4, 305 HW2, 380 HW6, 580 HW2, 710 HW3, 1350 HW2, 2500
MAX: HD4, Transit, HD2 Mini, 700 HW3, HD2 HW5, BR1 ENT
MediaFast: 200, 500, 750, HD2, HD4
What is Deep Packet Inspection?
Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is the act of inspecting the data part of a packet (packet payload) at an inspection point. Payload inspection is performed for various reasons including application protocol identification, traffic pattern identification and metadata extraction.
So how do you use it?
For devices that support DPI reports, there’s nothing to configure as it is always on.
Just enable the feature in your device dashboard on InControl 2.
Then flip the Enable DPI switch to ON, save changes.
To access the DPI Reports on InControl 2, navigate to device level in your organization:
Mouse over Reports, then click on DPI Reports.