xbox-live traffic QoS and application classification

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xbox-live traffic QoS and application classification

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How are traffic and applications classified when using a service like xbox-live?

If Netflix is used via an Xbox is the traffic/app Netflix or xbox-live?




L5 Sessionator

Hi mike,

It should be identified as netflix. Is it not getting identified in your network ?


I'm not sure...I need to keep investigating.

I just wanted to confirm that different apps are classified correctly even though they may be part of the same "service" like xbox-live.


Hi Mike,

PANW checks multiple packet payload to determine application.

Lets say if X-box is sending traffic to NETFlix than its no different than computer accessing NETFLIX. Because packet Exchange is same.

PANW, firewall will detect that as NETFLIX.

Let me know if you have additional queries.


Hardik Shah

Hi Mike,

Let us know for additional queries.


Hardik Shah

L4 Transporter

Hsash is correct.

We inspect the payload of application to further determine exactly what it is. So just because we are signed in with an Xbox-Live account and streaming Netflix to my Xbox, the packets regarding the Netflix stream will show plenty of information for the PA to properly identify it as Netflix.

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