Using Packet Analysis for Quality of Experience Monitoring

The IT industry is increasingly recognizing and leveraging the value and utility of packet-level analysis—also called Deep Packet Inspection or just Packet Analysis—for quickly and accurately identifying the true source and nature of network and application reliability and performance problems.

Packet analysis involves ‘capturing’ (making a copy of) and inspecting network packets that flow between client and server devices. Typically, this is accomplished with a tool commonly referred to as a ‘Sniffer,’ which is the name of one of the first industry standard tools designed for packet analysis.