Author: Kurt Dobbins

DPI is not a Four-letter Word!

As founder and CTO of Ellacoya Networks, a pioneer in DPI, and now having spent the last year at Arbor, a pioneer in network-based security, I have witnessed first hand the evolution of Deep Packet Inspection. It has evolved from a niche traffic management technology […]

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Lessons learned from the FCC decision

In the FCC ruling today, the commission criticized both the technology and the transparency of Comcast’s network management practices.  Network management in and of itself is not a problem, as the Commission has said in their FCC principles protecting consumer access to the Internet. The […]

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A Case Study in Transparency

One of the overriding themes in the Network Neutrality debate, and what triggered much of the recent activity with Comcast and the FCC, has to do with transparency.  Or in the recent words of FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, “Consumers must be completely informed about the […]

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Blunt Instruments

In his written statement to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Tuesday of this week, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin referred to a particular method of traffic management as a “blunt means to reduce peer-to-peer traffic by blocking certain traffic completely.” The blunt […]

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