A report by Market Media Research on US Goverment Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Market estimates USD 6.7 Billion in 2013-2018, CAGR of 31% from 2013 to USD 1.8 Billion by 2018.
"The U.S. government-related IP traffic will increase tenfold from 2013 to 2018. US-China cyber confrontation is nothing new but Chinese hacking attacks and the U.S. Administration’s new hardball policy shift with China (US arms sale to Taiwan and US-China currency spat) will likely add fuel to the fire of cyber war. Deep Packet Inspection is the only currently available technology capable to provide security of IP traffic at ever growing rates that has inherent traffic management capabilities. Recently massive growth in data processing power and new cyber threats have spurred the deployment of DPI technologies in the U.S. Government agencies"
"In 2011, we’ve seen a palpable shift from reactive approach to cyber security to proactive (Einstein – US-CERT programs) and attitude change of federal CIO’s with regard to Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). While technological advantages of the DPI technology leave no doubt about its significant role in cyber security, lawful interception and data leakage protection, the perception of DPI as “postal employees opening envelopes and reading letters inside” and privacy concerns hurdle its deployment"