Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ellacoya Raises $13 Million for Deep Packet Inspection

Ellacoya Networks secured $13 million in new funding for its carrier-class broadband service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI) technology.

Ellacoya's e30 platform and new e100 platform (a custom-designed 20 Gbps wire-speed DPI network hardware element) enable service providers to effectively identify and manage network traffic dynamically by subscriber, service type, time-of-day, etc. Ellacoya's platforms provide granular reports on network usage; manage traffic dynamically with precision; ensure VoIP quality; identity and prevent network threats; and provide the basis for quota management, differentiated service plans and quality-assured premium services (IPTV, VoIP, streaming video). The company has products installed at more than 150 service providers worldwide; including tier 1 telco and mobile wireless operators in each major region, and a recently announced deployment at SmarTone-Vodafone in Hong Kong.

The funding was provided by Ellacoya's syndicate of existing investors, including Atlas Venture, BCE (Bell Canada Enterprises) Capital, Canaan Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Presidio Venture Partners.

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