Qosmos VNF Component

Qosmos VNF Component

Qosmos’ VNF Component is an ETSI NFV compliant reference design which provides Layer 7 intelligence to virtual networking functions (VNFs). It is based on Qosmos’ flagship product ixEngine®, which is already established as the de facto industry-standard classification and metadata engine for developers of telecoms and enterprise solutions. ixEngine identifies and extracts information traveling over networks in real time, providing a true picture of the traffic by identifying protocols, types of application, and extracting additional information in the form of metadata. Equipment makers, telco and enterprise software vendors, and cloud service providers use Qosmos to gain application awareness, accelerate time to market and benefit from continuous signature updates.



  • Integrates with any virtual networking function (VNF) to provide detailed, real-time traffic intelligence
  • Classifies flows and extracts metadata at the guest (virtual) application level
  • Provisioning and configuration using standard RESTful interface
  • Conveys application & protocol information inband using IETF SFC mechanisms (NSH v7)
  • Provides IPFIX and JSON asynchronous metrics for troubleshooting
  • Certified on Red Hat KVM
  • 2500+ protocols classified and continuously updated (“Evergreen” principle)
  • Identification of protocols and applications based on flow pattern matching, session correlation, heuristics and statistical analysis
  • High recognition rate: ability to identify all protocols from layer 2 to 7 in the OSI model


Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) / Traffic Shaping / Policy Enforcement DPDK Open vSwitch with DPDK DPDK Open vSwitch with DPDK