Enea Qosmos ixEngine

Additional Info

Company size (employees)500 to 999
Type of solutionSoftware


As the rapid growth of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions shows, the center of gravity for enterprise IT has shifted to the cloud, and organizations increasingly expect cybersecurity services to 1) be delivered via the cloud, and 2) to protect all the assets and processes they have moved there. Meeting this expectation requires shifting much of the security intelligence and related safeguards that used to be on-premise to the cloud. To support this transition, cloud providers and cybersecurity vendors are increasingly embedding Enea’s traffic intelligence engine – the Enea Qosmos ixEngine® – in their cloud products.

For example, Enea Qosmos ixEngine is being integrated into Cloud Firewalls to endow them with the application awareness and traffic insights they need to perform security functions typically associated with enterprise Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW). As another example, Enea Qosmos ixEngine is increasingly being integrated with cloud instances of Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) like Suricata.

In current Suricata cloud deployments, integration with Enea Qosmos ixEngine enables 1) the rapid development of whitelists and blacklists that leverage Enea Qosmos ixEngine’s expanded protocol coverage (particularly for cloud, SaaS, IoT and OT applications and protocols plus custom and legacy applications), 2) an improved ability to detect anomalous and evasive cloud traffic, 3) visibility into encrypted environments without having to use a proxy for decryption, and 4) high-value contextual metadata to aid threat analysis and forensics (while simultaneously reducing the need for full packet capture). Finally, Enea’s traffic intelligence technology supports cloud infrastructure security through the availability of a Cloud Native Function (CNF) format for its Qosmos ixEngine (SDK in C) and its Qosmos Probe (Qosmos ixEngine inside a standalone Linux application).

How we are different

• As enterprise data and applications shift to the Cloud, organizations are looking to their cloud service providers and their cybersecurity solution providers to ensure that their cloud assets are safe. The Enea Qosmos ixEngine® provides embedded traffic intelligence that enables them to adapt to this new role quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently.

• Of all commercial and open source traffic intelligence engines, only the Enea Qosmos ixEngine provides the protocol and application coverage, security metadata, encrypted traffic classification, and flexible form factors required to meet the formidable cloud infrastructure security challenge.

• The Enea Qosmos ixEngine provides visibility into encrypted environments (without decryption) and improves detection of anomalous and evasive cloud traffic.