Profile: Allot Communications Ltd (ALLT.O)
21 Oct 2016
Allot Communications Ltd. (Allot), incorporated on November 12, 1996, is a provider of intelligent Internet Protocol (IP) service optimization, monetization and personalization solutions for mobile, fixed and wireless broadband service providers and enterprises. Allot’s portfolio of hardware platforms and software applications uses its deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, which it refer to as Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology (DART), to transform broadband connections or pipes into smart networks that can manage data traffic efficiently and rapidly deploy value-added services. The resulting intelligent, content-aware broadband networks enable its customers to monitor and manage IP traffic per application, subscriber, network topology and device. The Company has a global, diversified end-customer base consisting primarily of mobile and fixed service providers, cable operators, private networks, data centers, governments and enterprises, such as financial and educational institutions. In May 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Ortiva Wireless. In September 2012, it acquired Oversi Networks.
Traffic Management Systems
The Company’s traffic management systems consist of the Allot Service Gateway platform and the NetEnforcer devices. The Allot Service Gateway platform is a carrier-grade line of DPI-based platforms for broadband optimization and revenue generation in fixed and mobile networks, as well as enterprises. It provides, among other functionalities, traffic prioritization, service, optimization, security threat blocking, media caching, and real-time and offline usage-based charging. The Allot Service Gateway reduces enables service providers to deploy multiple services through a single multi-purpose platform rather than by using multiple single purpose devices. Using the Allot Service Gateway platform, service providers are able to manage all services using the same policy control rules and management application. It provides built-in compatibility with third generation (3G), fourth generation (4G)/ long term evolution (LTE) and converged network environments, can be managed through its NetXplorer centralized management software and is integrated with its Subscriber Management Platform.
The Allot NetEnforcer traffic management system inspects, monitors and manages network traffic by both application and end-users at user speeds ranging from 200 megabits per second (Mbps) to eight gigabits per second. These devices provide real-time monitoring, policy enforcement and traffic steering to value added services. Its traffic management devices are available in several different models to address the needs of a range of service providers and enterprises, which include NetEnforcer AC-400/AC-500, NetEnforcer AC-1400/ AC-3000 and Service Gateway -Sigma and Sigma E.
Network Management Application Suites
The Company’s network management application suites consist of the NetXplorer management application and the Subscriber Management Platform. The Allot NetXplorer is the management umbrella for the Allot Service Gateway platforms and the NetEnforcer devices. It provides a central vantage point for network-wide monitoring, reporting, alerting, accounting and service policy provisioning. The Allot NetXplorer contains an intuitive graphical user interface that paints a consolidated picture of application and user traffic, as well as a variety of real-time and historical reports that enable service providers to drill-down to the granular traffic data, including specific applications and subscribers.
NetXplorer architecture consists of four elements: the client element is the NetXplorer graphical user interface application; the server element consisting of the actual NetXplorer application, including the database; the optional collector element, which assists in collecting data from multiple Service Gateways or NetEnforcers, and an agent element that is an add-on to the Service Gateway or the NetEnforcer that enables them to be managed by the NetXplorer and support all network management functions. The Allot Subscriber Management Platform (SMP), is a scalable system that enables the centralized creation, provisioning, management and charging of subscriber-centric services, which allows for personalization of broadband offerings and maximization of revenues. The SMP monitors subscriber behavior to identify, track and report short- or long-term usage trends. Its SMP operates seamlessly with its traffic management systems and its NetXplorer management system, which provides per-subscriber visibility and policy control to help service providers rapidly create and deploy personalized, tiered service plans, including service agreements and quota-based plans that meter, control and charge for individual use of bandwidth resources in real-time. Its SMP integrates with operator online and offline charging systems and policy provisioning systems to enable end-to-end solutions for subscriber traffic reporting, management and policy control and charging.
Value Added Services
The Company’s ServiceProtector is an attack detection and mitigation service that protects commercial networks against Denial of Service attacks, Zero Day attacks, worms, zombie and spambot behavior. The ServiceProtector helps service providers avoid domain name system blacklisting and maintain network integrity and availability by automatically blocking, limiting or isolating only the offending traffic while allowing legitimate traffic to flow. ServiceProtector is a software add-on component to the Allot Service Gateway and NetEnforcer platforms. The Allot MediaSwift is a carrier-class media caching and video acceleration service that reduces the costs associated with the delivery of video content and file sharing. The Allot MediaSwift also facilitates the creation of personalized broadband service packages that can enhance subscriber satisfaction and service provider revenue. MediaSwift is offered as an external solution with its Service Gateway or as an integrated blade therein and it is also offered as a solution with other Allot platforms.
The Allot WebSafe is a uniform resource locator (URL) filtering service that blocks access to blacklisted Websites and assists operators in complying with emerging legislation surrounding the distribution of illegal content on the Internet. The solution is a network service designed to block access to illegal websites defined by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). At the same time, it allows operators to comply with emerging legislation surrounding online child sexual abuse images and other illegal content. WebSafe is offered as an integrated service within its Service Gateway and NetEnforcer platforms.
The Company competes with Cisco Systems, Inc., Telefonaktiebolager LM Erricson, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Sandvine Inc. and Procera Networks, Inc.
Allot Communications Ltd
22 HANGAR STREET
NEVE NE'EMAN, INDUSTRIAL ZONE B
HOD HASHARON 4501317