Premium Internet Service Delivery
CID Transparent Edge Interception, Wire-speed Visibility and On-the-fly Provisioning
Content Inspection Director®
(CID) operates as a transparent, multi-gigabit, in-line device capable of intercepting, identifying and classifying all mobile carrier traffic at wire-speeds. CID detects subscriber, application and content directly from the data stream, at the carrier edge and understands application semantics, affording the visibility needed to distinguish and intelligently route traffic to any resource within the carrier core or to/from the Internet.
CID makes it possible to intelligently route traffic across the mobile carrier core based on any Layer 2-7 policy (including Web, SIP/SDP and XML-based redirection, along with RADIUS parameters) and any requisite traffic flow enabling programmable services.
Smart Traffic Routing for New Revenue-generating Services
Premium Walled Garden Content Services
CID captures users from the network edge and selectively routes subscribers to dedicated mobile content services including third-party transcoding servers adapting MMS, presence, online gaming, music and any other dedicated content service. With CID, mobile carriers can distinguish between paying and non-paying customers and direct users to dedicated premium services, letting operators participate in the content service value chain.
Value-added Content Security
CID inspects and selectively redirects relevant traffic to dedicated scanning services including URL filtering, anti-virus services and anti-SPAM. CID inspects traffic from both the subscriber and peering edge affording granular control over all scanning flows, for best-of-breed, multistep content security services. Carriers can easily provide a wide set of value-added content security services to their residential and business customers using any combination of security tools (e.g., Symantec, Trend Micro, McAfee) for fully flexible content security architectures.
CID enables the redirection of traffic to acceleration services to boost response times for end users. By using application, content and destination information, CID can intelligently direct requests to AppXcel™ accelerators along with third-party products, for web compression, wireless protocol conversion for acceleration, image download acceleration and TCP optimization, dramatically improving delivery speeds over fixed and mobile networks.
RADIUS-based Self Provisioning
CID enables on-the-fly, real-time subscriber service provisioning, without requiring static, manual reconfiguration. Based on real-time sniffing of RADIUS replies, CID enables dynamic subscriber profiling to match subscribers with relevant services. With CID, operators can provision services to users with dynamic IP addresses, eliminating the need to update and populate static network policies. CID’s self-provisioning enables the rapid introduction of new services, dramatically reducing time-to-market constraints for mobile data service rollout along with automated management of subscriber growth for reduced IT complexity.
Carrier-grade Performance, Network Transparency and Fault Tolerance
CID is designed for carrier-grade performance and reliability. CID’s multi-gigabit performance is realized via a 3-tier ASIC and network processing switching architecture extending industry-leading processing power and throughput speeds. CID’s dual power supply and fully redundant topologies ensure fault tolerance and 99.999% uptime for uninterrupted service availability – even under the most demanding application processing and high-volume networking environments.
CID supports multi-GGSN/PDSN configurations for seamless integration in mixed vendor environments. CID may be installed as either a bridge or a router and operates as a transparent device, supporting all network tunneling protocols and encapsulations including MPLS, L2TP, GRE, GTP and PPP.