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Allot and Tekelec Complete Interoperability Testing to Expand Policy Control to Over-The-Top Applications



 Allot and Tekelec Complete Interoperability Testing to Expand Policy Control
                         to Over-The-Top Applications

Interoperability over new Sd Interface between Policy and Deep Packet
Inspection enables application-based services such as Video, Music and Rich
Communication

PR Newswire

HOD HASHARON, Israel and MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, February 6, 2013

HOD HASHARON, Israel and MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, February 6, 2013
/PRNewswire/ --

Allot Communications Ltd.  (NASDAQ, TASE: ALLT) and Tekelec have completed
Interoperability Testing (IOT) for the 3GPP Sd Interface that offers service
providers more powerful application policy control and enforcement with a more
efficient network architecture. The IOT was performed to support a global
Tier-1 mobile operator that plans to implement application-specific policies.

The new Diameter Sd Interface helps operators offer subscribers new digital
lifestyle services, such as the connected home, mobile payments, mobile health
and analytics. With the new Allot/Tekelec Sd integration and by using 3rd
Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standardized mechanisms, operators are
able to offer innovative and competitive mobile broadband service plans with
dynamic management of over-the-top traffic based on network utilization,
subscriber and device awareness.

The companies are the first to announce IOT over the new Sd Diameter
Interface, which communicates between the Tekelec Policy Server (PCRF) and
Allot's Service Gateway Sigma E Traffic Detection Function (TDF) in order to
enable detection and enforcement control over applications.

The long-term value of the Sd interface goes well beyond restrictions to
specific content. The interface, whose standards were defined by the 3GPP R11,
allows operators to:

  o Create application-based service tiers and one-time offers through better
    application identification and control.
  o Extend policy intelligence and control to new traffic management
    functions.
  o Enable single unified traffic management for converged networks.
  o Simplify network architecture and operations by eliminating the need for a
    RADIUS interface between the TDF/DPI and the Gateway GPRS Support Node
    (GGSN). The Sd Diameter Interface allows operators to transfer some tasks
    the GGSN manages to the Policy Server, thereby removing the need for a
    separate connection between the TDF/DPI and GGSN.
  o Enhance Quality of Service (QoS) for applications such as video streaming
    and voice over LTE, both expected to be the largest generators of diameter
    messages by 2016 according to Tekelec's LTE Diameter Signaling Index
    forecast.

"Interoperability between policy servers, TDF/DPI and video optimization
technologies over the Sd interface will improve service providers' ability to
deliver the application-based services that some customers will prefer," said
Graham Finnie, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading. "The industry-first
interoperability between Tekelec and Allot brings new innovation to the
market."

Allot Communications has been named market leader amongst DPI pure-play
vendors by Strategy Analytics. Allot holds the current leading position in a
number of 3GPP committees and its TDF has been embraced and support by leading
operators around the world. Mobile broadband solutions company Tekelec is the
leading independent policy server vendor according to Analysys Mason and Exact
Ventures. Tekelec policy solutions now serve more than 60 service providers,
including more than 50 Tier 1 providers, in 35 countries.

Supporting Resources

Policy Everywhere: A Strategic Imperative for Digital Lifestyle Providers
white paper

Mobile Policy Gateway product brief

Application Manager Product brief

Policy Analytics product brief

Why Tekelec for Policy: Key Considerations in Selecting a Next-Generation
Policy Server

Policy Server product brief

About Allot Communications

Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: ALLT) is a leading global provider of
intelligent broadband solutions that put mobile, fixed and enterprise networks
at the center of the digital lifestyle. Allot's DPI-based solutions identify
and leverage the business intelligence in data networks, empowering operators
to shape digital lifestyle experiences and to capitalize on the network
traffic they generate. Allot's unique blend of innovative technology, proven
know-how and collaborative approach to industry standards and partnerships
enables service providers worldwide to elevate their role in the digital
lifestyle ecosystem and to open the door to a wealth of new business
opportunities. For more information, please visit http://www.allot.com.

About Tekelec

Tekelec's intelligent mobile broadband solutions enable service providers to
manage and monetize mobile data and evolve to LTE and IMS. We are the
architects of the new Diameter network, the foundation for session, policy and
subscriber data management. More than 300 service providers use our
market-leading solutions to deliver cloud, machine-to-machine and personalized
services to consumers and enterprises. For more information, visit
http://www.tekelec.com.  

Allot Communications:
Maya Lustig
Director of Corporate Communications
+972-9-7616851
mlustig@allot.com

Tekelec:
Adam Parken
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
+1-919-653-9681
adam.parken@tekelec.com

SOURCE Allot Communications Ltd.
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