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DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)


Term
DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)

Abbreviation
DPI

Definition
DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) is a form of computer network packet filtering that examines the data and possibly also the header of a packet as it passes an inspection point to search for protocol non-compliance, viruses, spam, intrusions or defined criteria to decide whether the packet may pass or if it needs to be routed to a different destination.

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