Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Qosmos Raises EUR 19.8 Million for DPI Network Intelligence Tools

Qosmos, a start-up based in Paris, raised EUR 19.8 million (US$28.5 million) for its Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)- based Network Intelligence (NI) technology.

Qosmos' ixEngine provides visibility into data crossing wireless networks by identifying, extracting and querying specific information. The ixEngine offers recognition for hundreds of protocols, and captures thousands of metadata and protocol attributes. The data can then be applied to lawful interception, cyber security, traffic optimization, policy management, service assurance, market research and network and data security. Qosmos' customers are Network Equipment Providers, Software Vendors and Systems Integrators in the telecom, networking and cybersecurity markets.

The round was co-led by leading European venture firm DFJ Esprit, Fonds Stratégique d'Investissements (FSI) and Alven Capital. The deal is a combination of primary equity and debt plus a secondary purchase of former investor Sofinnova's stake in the company by the three named companies.

  • Qosmos was established in 2000 by members of the LIP6 Computer Research Laboratory in Paris.