FlowVUE for Subscriber Awareness

Carriers: Make Big Data Manageable

The FlowVUE® feature is a licensable addition to the GigaSMART® engine that provides subscriber IP-based flow sampling, which enables existing security and monitoring tools to connect to the latest high-speed pipes by providing a representative view of traffic for diagnostic coverage. Unlike traditional diagnostic methods, the FlowVUE feature intelligently reduces the amount of traffic, while keeping the integrity of the data flows intact, but at a lower speed feed within a smaller pipe.

The FlowVUE feature allows for active sampling of a subscriber’s device (known as a user endpoint IP or UE IP) across GPRS Tunneling Protocol user-data plane (GTP-u) tunnels. The integrity of the subscriber flows is preserved by forwarding all the flows associated with the sampled UE IP to the appropriate monitoring and analytic tools.

The Numerous Benefits of FlowVUE

  • Enhances accuracy of Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring.
  • Cost-effectively reduces the amount of data, while enabling Big Data throughput processing.
  • Further reduces traffic volumes to the tool infrastructure when combined with the advanced filtering capabilities of GigaSMART Adaptive Packet Filtering.
  • Enables operators to detect and replace inactive devices through user-configurable timeouts.

GigaSMART Features

GigaSMART® offers several essential traffic intelligence services required for deep observability into infrastructure blind spots.

NetFlow Generation

Delivers basic Layer 2–4 network traffic data to analysis tools.

Source Port Labeling

Provides context to packets and identifies behaviors and threats based on network location.

Adaptive Packet Filtering

Identifies patterns across any part of the network packet, including the packet payload.


Targets, identifies, and eliminates duplicate packets, blocking unnecessary duplication and sending optimized flows.

Packet Slicing

Truncates packets while preserving the protocol headers required for network analysis.

Advanced Load Balancing

Divides and distributes traffic among multiple tools based on a variety of data points.

Advanced Flow Slicing

Reduces bandwidth usage by slicing payloads and packets from long data flows.


Provides customizable data protection by overwriting specific packet fields with a set pattern. 


Alleviates blindness of business-critical traffic at remote sites, virtualized data centers, or in the public or private cloud.

Application Visualization

Provides a complete view of the applications running on your network.

Application Filtering Intelligence

Extends Layer 7 visibility to thousands of common and proprietary applications.

Application Metadata Intelligence

Provides application visibility to identify performance and quality issues, and potential security risks.

GTP Correlation

Enables mobile service providers to monitor subscriber data in GPRS Tunneling Protocol tunnels.

FlowVUE Flow Sampling

Provides subscriber IP-based flow sampling.

5G Correlation

Forwards subscriber sessions to specific tools by filtering on subscriber, user device, RAN, or network slice IDs.

SSL/TLS Decryption

Creates a secure channel between the server and the end user's computer or other devices as they exchange information.


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