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NSSL Satellite Communications Solutions Deploys Allot's NetEnforcer to Deliver Broadband Network Access for Luxurious Fleet of Superyachts
Jan 28, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)


LONDON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allot Communications , a leader in IP service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), today announced that NSSL Satcom Solutions, a world leading provider of high speed wireless data and voice services for maritime, government, energy, media, finance and corporate sectors worldwide has deployed Allot's NetEnforcer traffic management devices at its satellite earth station in Florida, controlled via its Network Operations Centre in Redhill, Surrey. The NetEnforcer guarantees the optimized delivery of SLA-defined bandwidth and a consistent high quality of experience at all times for NSSL's superyacht customers.

NSSL's customers require continuous broadband access for the reliable transfer of data on board some of the most exclusive motor yachts in the world. The Allot NetEnforcer has allowed NSSL to offer a bespoke managed data service capable of guaranteeing the delivery of pre-defined bandwidth for its fleet of customers, Premium Plus, (a dedicated broadband channel), Premium (2MB), Standard (1MB), and Economy (512kbps). The solution also prioritizes network traffic, manages peer-to-peer, regulates applications and enforces SLAs. The NetEnforcer has enabled NSSL to significantly upgrade its customer service by providing real time solutions for network issues.

When evaluating market vendors, NSSL was particularly impressed with Allot's superior granularity, QoS, and management capabilities, and with the centralized management offered by NetXplorer, which enables the real-time monitoring and reporting of network utilization throughout its fleet of luxurious superyacht customers.

"Because satellite capacity is so expensive, it's very important that we control the use of that capacity on the satellite very accurately," said NSSL Engineering Manager Ian Lewis. "The visibility provided by the Allot solution has become vital to managing our earth station efficiently. We can prioritize the various types of network applications in line with the specific needs of each vessel and ensure reliable delivery of the services they offer guests on- board," added Lewis.

NSSL network operators have also become reliant on the real-time and long- term monitoring and reporting capabilities offered by the Allot NetXplorer centralized management system. "We have all of our different satellite beams covering ocean regions up constantly on our network operations centre on big screens and use those to monitor for utilization to see which vessels are using the most bandwidth, what the most popular applications are and so forth," noted Lewis. "So in essence, the Allot solution plays a double role for us: controlling the network and assigning bandwidth as well as monitoring and reporting."

"NSSL's deployment of Allot's NetEnforcer solution in their earth station in Florida is another great example of how an Allot deployment can easily and quickly enable a satellite communications service provider to introduce a new level of efficiency and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction throughout the network," said Vin Costello, VP and General Manager of Allot Americas. "The added value of doing all this while reducing the company's overall capex and opex is yet another advantage of working with the NetXplorer centralized management system."

About Allot Communications

Allot Communications http://www.allot.com is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization solutions for DSL, wireless and mobile broadband carriers, service providers, and enterprises. Allot's rich portfolio of hardware platforms and software applications utilizes deep packet inspection (DPI) technology to transform broadband pipes into smart networks that can rapidly and efficiently deploy value added Internet services. Allot's scalable, carrier-grade solutions provide the visibility, security, application control and subscriber management that are vital to managing Internet service delivery, guaranteeing quality of experience (QoE), containing operating costs, and maximizing revenue in broadband networks. For more information, visit .

About NSSL Satcom Solutions

NSSL Ltd is an independent service provider for satellite communications solutions, and one of the top Inmarsat service providers worldwide. With a wide range of services and extensive experience of systems integration and application development, we are strong in the maritime, government, energy, media, finance and corporate sectors. We provide voice, data and broadband solutions anywhere in the world. Established in 1969, NSSL plays a key role in developing new systems and applications for the Inmarsat network. Based in Redhill, Surrey, NSSL has 60 employees and a network of agents and engineers worldwide to provide service support to our global customer base.

CONTACT: Albie Jarvis, Senior Vice President of Porter Novelli for Allot albie.jarvis@porternovelli.comCommunications, +1-617-897-8200, ; orDanielle Edwards, Product Marketing Manager of NSSL Satcom Solutions,+44-1737-648-778, Fax: +44-1737-648-888,; or Sharon Hess, VP Marketing,+972-9-761-9354, , or Investor Relations, Jay Kalish,Executive Director Investor Relations, +972-9-761-9365, ,both of Allot Communications

Web site: http://www.allot.com/