CHICAGO, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NXTcomm -- Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALLT), a leader in IP service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), today announced the launch of a Service Gateway platform that will enable broadband providers to build efficient, secure, manageable and profitable intelligent networks that are optimized to deliver Internet-based content and services.
"With the proliferation of Internet applications, such as P2P file sharing and content delivery, VoIP, video, and gaming, broadband providers face new challenges in managing network efficiency, security and quality of service," said Allot CEO and President, Rami Hadar. "They seek opportunities to offer customers value-added services based on these applications. With the Service Gateway, Allot provides the first DPI-based platform that not only meets the growing need for speed and functionality, but also enables integration of VAS capabilities into a common platform which truly allows deployment of new revenue-generating services."
The Allot Service Gateway is the industry's first open, standards-based platform for broadband service control and optimization based on Layer-7 DPI. It is based on an AdvancedTCA(R)-compliant chassis with modular, hot-swappable DPI blades. A single platform provides four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, that manage two 10 Gigabit Ethernet lines, supporting more than 20 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of traffic.
The Allot Service Gateway brings these essential performance and DPI capabilities together in a unified framework. Within the Service Gateway, the application and subscriber information for each traffic flow is identified by a single DPI process that can then dispatch the flow to an array of additional services and actions. These actions may include traffic prioritization and Quality of Service (QoS) optimization, filtering (including Parental Control), blocking security threats (Clean Line and Denial of Service prevention) or collecting records for real-time charging or offline usage-based charging.
"Service providers are increasing investment in deep packet inspection technology to enforce application-specific policies designed to maximize network efficiency, create new services and ensure high-quality user experiences," said Mark Bieberich, Vice President at Yankee Group. "In response to these demand drivers, vendors must augment product portfolios to support rapid adoption of premium Internet services and execute mainstay DPI functions such as P2P traffic control, network monitoring, and prevention of security threats."
By utilizing a standard, carrier-grade platform, Allot aims to enable the integration of VAS applications into the Service Gateway, where they can be governed by a unified policy management system and protected by built-in redundancy on all functions in the gateway. The ability of the value-added services to leverage the gateway's common DPI process and single point of integration with the operator's OSS and subscriber management environment should reduce the complexity and cost of new service deployment.
"Allot recognizes the difficulty and inefficiency that Tier-1 and Tier-2 service providers currently face when interfacing and integrating with a multitude of proprietary vendor equipment all using different standards, different interfaces, and different policy management systems," said Hadar. "We believe the integration and service synergy of the Allot Service Gateway provides a compelling solution to bring together best-in-class capabilities on one platform."
Investment protection is built into the platform's modular design, which offers pay-as-you grow deployment with different price-points for different levels of performance and throughput. All blades are field-upgradeable, with an integral hardware bypass to ensure no downtime during maintenance or upgrade procedures. The Allot Service Gateway also leverages Allot's powerful NetXplorer centralized management software and it is fully integrated with the Allot Subscriber Management Platform.
Initial customer trials of the Allot Service Gateway are slated to begin in the next 60-90 days.
About Allot Communications
Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALLT) is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization solutions. Designed for carriers, service providers and enterprises, Allot solutions apply deep packet inspection (DPI) technology to transform broadband pipes into smart networks. This creates the visibility and control vital to manage applications, services and subscribers, guarantee quality of service (QoS), contain operating costs and maximize revenue. Allot believes in listening to customers and provides them access to its global network of visionaries, innovators and support engineers. For more information, please visit www.allot.com
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Information provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to the Allot's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations, including expected performance characteristics of the Service Gateway platform and the timing of general commercial availability, and are based upon management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Allot's final prospectus for its IPO filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 16, 2006. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward- looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Source: Allot Communications Ltd.