Allot Communications Ltd., a supplier of service optimization and revenue generation solutions for fixed and mobile broadband service providers worldwide, has been allotted an approximately $6 million project from a Tier 1 operator which will be implemented in phases over several years.
The project reportedly is based on Allot Service Gateway Parental Control Service. The solution was built in collaboration with an Allot technology partner. Its capabilities include URL filtering based on website categories, real-time content filtering, file blocking, protocol and application filtering, multi-policy controls for age appropriate segmentation and online content inspection and filtering for uncategorized URLs, the company said.
According to the company, the deployment focuses on the capabilities of Allot's Service Gateway to identify traffic, in real-time, that belongs to subscribers registered for the Parental Control Service (based on the identification of the subscribers' service plan). Allot Service Gateway steers the subscribers' traffic to a virtualized Parental Control filter, which then screens the web pages for harmful or inappropriate content.
"The rapid penetration of mobile broadband, combined with the proliferation of mobile devices, has left children potentially exposed to inappropriate content without proper supervision," said Andrei Elefant, VP Marketing & Product Management.
"Allot's Parental Control Service is a win-win for operators and subscribers alike. It provides operators with a new, easy-to-deploy revenue stream from existing network traffic and subscribers with the piece-of-mind that their families are shielded from inappropriate content."