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TeleScope App on NoviSwitches Uses AI to Enable Real-Time Visibility into Video Flows in Live Networks

University of New South Wales’ Machine Learning-Based Application Combined with NoviSwitches Offers Carriers, ISPs, and Enterprises Unprecedented Price/Performance for Real-Time Video Classification in an Operational Network.

Together with UNSW, a world top-100 university with deep expertise in SDN applications that leverage machine learning and artificial-intelligence technology, we developed a joint TeleScope solution that is currently in live trials with network operators.

Carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide are facing a formidable challenge in coping with the volume of video traffic in their network. Streaming video already accounts for more than half of Internet traffic in most countries. These video flows needlessly drive up the costs of network security appliances by consuming deep-packet inspection and intrusion detection resources even though they are not themselves a direct vector for the propagation of malware and viruses. This situation is only slated to worsen with the growing use of 4K video and Virtual and Augmented Reality applications that will generate yet more video.

The TeleScope application:

  • Combines the separation of control and data planes of Software Defined Networks (SDN) with the analytical capabilities of Machine Learning to identify video flows and treat them differently from other large data transfers – such as file transfers – that do need to be examined for malware and other cyber threats.
  • Provides carriers and ISPs with the ability to bypass video traffic around expensive network security and packet inspection servers, slashing service delivery costs by up to 60%, reducing management complexity and the impact of new video products and services on existing infrastructure.
  • TeleScope leverages NoviFlow’s NoviWare NOS, which uses the advanced packet handling capabilities of programmable forwarding planes to significantly boost throughput, offer enhanced filtering options at line rates of 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 25 Gbps, 40 Gbps, and 100 Gbps, and support up to 6 million simultaneous flows and up to 6.5 Tbps of packet forwarding capacity on Barefoot Networks’ industry leading Tofino chip.
  • The NoviWare/TeleScope solution was specifically designed to simultaneously support in a single device multiple network services such as switching, routing, service chaining, firewalling, load balancing, etc.
Read the full press release here.