Allot allies with PeerApp, Qosmos

Tue, 06/17/2008 - 8:30am
Brian Santo

Allot Communications has announced a pair of deals, one with PeerApp aimed at managing streaming video, and the other with Qosmos that concerns itself with VoIP service optimization.

Delays in delivering streaming video can be caused by multimedia content buffering. Allot and PeerApp are combining the former’s deep packet inspection (DPI) systems with the latter’s UltraBand intelligent media caching products to optimize the delivery of video content over the Internet.

Allot’s DPI engine identifies Internet video streams in real time and redirects them to the UltraBand platform. UltraBand uses caching technology to free up bandwidth, thereby speeding the download process.

Allot’s Service Gateway, or NetEnforcer, can also be used to prioritize the video application traffic to all or premium-plan subscribers, which enables ISPs to create new, revenue-generating services from Internet video instead of just being passive purveyors of over-the-top content.

Azi Ronen, Allot's EVP of corporate development, said, “This solution will help service providers handle over-the-top video, the fastest growing segment of network traffic traversing the Internet today, intelligently, cost effectively and immediately.”

Meanwhile, Allot and Qosmos have teamed on a solution in which Allot’s DPI devices work in conjunction with Qosmos Information Extraction appliances to capture business-critical information and implement Quality of Service (QoS) policies in real time to optimize any VoIP service.

The solution helps service providers in multi-play broadband environments overcome the challenges associated with providing VoIP services such as billing, fraud prevention and guaranteeing QoS, the two companies said.

The Qosmos Information Extraction appliance, empowering VoIP monitoring and charging through Call Detail Records (CDR) collection, is integrated with the Allot Service Gateway and NetEnforcer IP service optimization solutions to address these challenges and will allow service providers to deploy higher-value services without increasing operational and capital costs.

When operating with the Qosmos Information Extraction solution, DPI engines in Allot’s NetEnforcer and Service Gateway platforms identify the VoIP traffic (signaling and media flows) and redirect this traffic to the Qosmos probes, improving overall system performance. Allot’s centralized management system, the NetXplorer, configures QoS policies that are implemented via the NetEnforcer or Service Gateway.

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