(DPI) deep packet inspection definition

Definition of deep packet inspection : noun

  1. Network packet filtering that examines a packet's data as they cross an inspection point. Deep packet inspection can find protocol non-compliance, malware, spam, network intrusion attempts, etc. It can be used for network management, security, user service, data mining, eavesdropping, and censorship. Oftn referred to by its acronym, DPI
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