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The Leading ‘Network-Based Security Services’ Solutions Provider: Allot Communications Ltd

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The digital world is constantly evolving. There are a number of driving factors and new truths that service providers and enterprises must deal with as they transform their networks and services in order to adapt and differentiate. First, connectivity has become a way of life and connectivity services are commoditized; users expect anytime, anywhere access to their devices and applications. Second, delivery models are changing; software-defined networking, infrastructure virtualizations, network-centric, and cloud-based services are the new norm. Moreover, IoT is quickly taking front stage, further increasing the complexity of networks. Finally, as connectivity is now our lifeline to the world it must be both reliable as well as secure in the face of rising cyber threats.

Allot has over 20 years’ experience helping customers tackle the networking challenges they face head-on. Allot’s solutions allow service providers to transform their businesses by enabling them effectively analyze, optimize, control, and secure their networks, as well as deliver new and innovative value-added services, such as Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS). Allot’s integrated high-performance platforms deliver intelligence, traffic management, optimization, policy and charging, and service enablement capabilities that help service providers increase revenue, reduce costs, improve customer loyalty and reduce churn.

Deep Dive into Allot

Founded in 1996, Allot Communications Ltd. is a global provider of leading innovative network intelligence and security solutions for service providers and enterprises worldwide, enhancing value to their customers. The company’s solutions are deployed globally by some of the world’s leading service providers and enterprises for network and application analytics, traffic control and shaping, and network-based security solutions. Allot SECaaS solution has achieved over 50% penetration with some service providers and is already used by over 20 million subscribers in Europe.

Allot solutions are currently deployed at 5 of the top 10 global mobile operators and in thousands of CSP and enterprise networks worldwide with customers such as Vodafone, Telefonica, Swisscom and many others.

Allot: See, Control, and Secure

Allot’s solutions enable service providers and enterprises to analyze, control, and secure network services. Specifically, SPs can remain competitive and improve delivery performance and security environments by offering secure online access at the enterprise and user level with real-time malware &URL filtering capabilities, phishing and ransomware protection and more.

With Allot, operators can monetize their network data to generate new revenue streams; improve service delivery performance and security; enhance the quality of service to build customer loyalty and reduce time to market for new services; and lower overall capital/operational costs.

With over 20 years’ experience empowering service providers and enterprises to do more with their networks and to manage them better, Allot enables network operators to:

  • See: Analyze network, user, and device behaviors to understand customer needs, improve decision making and better serve your users
  • Control: Manage the network more effectively, improve policy control and charging, pinpoint network issues, and optimize Quality of Experience
  • Secure: Protect networks, customers, and devices from cyber-threats and DDoS attacks. Provide revenue generating network-based security services for CSPs

Empowering Service Providers

Allot’s Service Gateway platform is already deployed by hundreds of mobile, fixed and cloud service providers as well as enterprises globally to control, optimize and secure the most demanding environments and ensure that their networks keeps pace with the growing demand for differentiated services and Quality of Experience.

Allot’s professional services experts provide the design, deployment, testing, and training services that make their solutions an integral part of user networks. The team applies the experience gained in networks around the world to ensure that every aspect of the overall solution has been tailored to the customer’s network environment and the way it works. So whether a service provider wants to introduce a network analytics service, value-based charging schemes, or any other solution that will give them a competitive edge, Allot’s professionals can deliver it, leaving customers to focus on their core business while enjoying complete peace of mind.

The Road Ahead

The Internet of Things is rapidly increasing in importance for  service providers. Inevitably, it is also becoming an integral part of life for consumers and businesses. It is against this backdrop that CSPs must be acutely aware of the grave risk that is lurking in the less glamorous backstage of IoT—Infrastructure and Service Security. Because IoT devices are generally cheap, low-resource units, they are typically not secured. This fundamental weakness makes them easy targets for hacker and malware attacks. It is imperative for CSPs to stamp out the threats from IoT-connected devices worldwide. However, in parallel to the requirement for increased investment, there is a significant opportunity for new revenue streams in the form of value-added IoT security services.

Allot IoT Defence enables Service Providers to secure IoT deployments at the network layer, addressing:

  • Infrastructure Protection: Safeguarding the IoT network infrastructures providing connectivity for IoT and IT systems
  • Service Protection: Ensuring service continuity of IoT devices, and protecting them from malicious attacks

The CEO Corner

Erez Antebi, President, and CEO: Erez has over 35 years’ industry experience. Most recently, from 2012 until 2015, he served as CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks, a leading NASDAQ-listed satellite communications technology, and services company. Prior to that, Erez held a number of other senior positions within the Gilat group, namely CEO of Gilat Network Systems and CEO of Spacenet Rural. During this time, he pioneered Gilat’s entry to the HTS satellite market. Between 2003 and 2005, Erez served as CEO of Clariton Network, a provider of in-building cellular coverage. From 1991 to 2003, he held a number of senior and management positions at Gilat Satellite Networks, including COO and VP International Sales and Marketing, and before that, he held positions with Rafael, Israeli Ministry of Defense, and Tadiran Communications. Erez holds a BSc in Electronics and an MSc in Information Theory & Communications from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

“Whether they’re preventing cyber-attacks or improving Quality of Experience, network operators worldwide utilize Allot’s network intelligence and innovative technologies to improve business decisions and secure consumer and business users anywhere, anytime”