Friday, October 30, 2015

Allot Partners with Checkpoint

Allot Communications and Check Point Software Technologies, announced ".. collaboration to demonstrate a virtual mobile Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) solution for bringing cutting-edge security services to mobile networks leveraging network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). 

The joint solution that was demonstrated consists of Allot’s Service Gateway – Virtual Edition
[see "Allot Launches a Virtual Gateway and Services @200Gbps/Server" - herewith Check Point’s Security Gateway Virtual Edition. 
  • Allot provided a virtual network function (VNF) with pre-integrated services and a framework connected to the cloud infrastructure, orchestration, OSS and BSS platforms
  • Check Point provided a VNF protecting dynamic virtualized environments from internal and external threats by securing virtual machines and applications with the full range of Check Point Software Blades. Software Defined Networking (SDN), which enables the separation of the control plane and data plane, is used to diminish deployment challenges in NFV such as service consistency and reliability.
During the earning call, Andrei Elfanct, Allot's CEO made some references to the new partnership:(see "Allot Communications' (ALLT) CEO Andrei Elefant on Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript", by SeekingAlpha, here): 
  • the work that we are doing with CheckPoint and specifically to what we announced this morning, we are working with them on this demonstration to build an offering that is targeting NFV network and this is part of some other work that we are doing with CheckPoint.
  • to demonstrate the value of that we worked with Checkpoint where they're bringing the security as a service solutions and we enable it to be deployed very quickly and efficiently in a mobile environment, so we've delivered the subscriber management integration and the integration with orchestration and some other components
See "Allot and Check Point Partner and Demonstrate Virtual Mobile Security-as-a-Service" - here.

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