Allot introduces DPI-based service gateway
By Carol Wilson
Jun 20, 2007 10:36 AM
Allot Communications this week introduced a service gateway platform incorporating its deep packet inspection capabilities to enable broadband service providers to optimize bandwidth and deliver secure and profitable value-added services from a common platform.
The Allot Service Gateway is built on an Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA)-compliant chassis with a single platform, which provides four 10 Gb Ethernet ports that manage 10 GigE lines for more than 20 GigE of traffic. Within the gateway, application and subscriber information for each traffic flow is identified by a single DPI process, which can then enable traffic prioritization and quality of service optimization, as well as filtering, parental control, blocking for security purposes and collection of information for billing purposes.
“Service providers are increasing investment in DPI 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 of Yankee Group, in a prepared statement. “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 peer-to-peer traffic control, network monitoring and prevention of security threats.”