Sunday, June 17, 2007

Allot Unveils DPI-based Service Gateway with Two 10 GigE Links

Allot Communications introduced a Service Gateway platform for broadband service control and optimization based on Layer-7 deep packet inspection (DPI). It is based on an AdvancedTCA-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 Gbps of traffic.

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.

Allot said it aims to enable the integration of valued-added 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.

Initial customer trials of the Allot Service Gateway are slated to begin in the next 60-90 days.

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