An application analytics solution that captures network data and aggregates, analyzes, correlates and reports on it. Enables the mining of network-based business events and information and uses deep packet inspection (DPI) to provide an analytical framework and granular controls for private and public cloud applications. Enables IT to determine which applications or websites are being accessed, the consumed bandwidth and other statistics on business critical applications. Provides network performance versus applications performance. Provides the ability to monitor and restrict application usage and website access based on specific parameters.