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Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Intrusion Detection The evolving nature and delivery schemes of viruses, malware and spyware have radically changed the scope and best practices of network security. Data inspection at the application-content level is necessary to protect against sophisticated hacking schemes. In the pursuit of application-level protection, "deep packet inspection" (DPI) has become the preferred approach. There are two core DPI approaches: proxy-based and stream-based DPI.

Both focus on delivering robust network protection via application-level inspection and scanning. However, they have fundamentally different ways of solving the problem, each with a distinctly different impact upon network latency and performance.

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