MAHWAH, New Jersey, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Radware ® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced agreements with two leading mobile operators in North America for purchases of its Alteon ® 10000 application delivery controllers (ADC). The contracts, which will be implemented in stages as the carriers' infrastructure build-out progresses, have an initial combined value in the multimillion-dollar range.
Mobile data traffic has skyrocketed due chiefly to the huge increase in smartphone and tablets usage, together with the rising popularity of mobile video streaming services and other over-the-top (OTT) mobile applications. This explosion of mobile data has significantly strained mobile carrier networks, requiring the operators to not only address higher mobile traffic volumes, but also intelligently optimize and manage traffic by dynamically steering it based on user, application, location and content-awareness.
The mobile operators - both existing Radware customers - purchased the Alteon 10000 to fully and cost-effectively address these emerging mobile data challenges. The Alteon 10000 delivers high-end processing capacity and performance superiority in all Layer 4 through 7 metrics, coupled with the most advanced transparent load balancing and mobile data acceleration capabilities. Like other mobile carriers, these two operators face traffic surges that cannot be predicted. With the Alteon 10000's on-demand scalability, network managers can add more throughput capacity when needed up to 80Gbps. in order to support more value added services using a software license. It further enables them to plan for more traffic volume growth while eliminating any hardware replacement projects, resulting in maximum CAPEX and OPEX reduction.In addition, both operators chose the Alteon 10000 because of its carrier-grade, performance superiority that enables them to manage a greater number of connections per second, load balance more mobile data traffic, and scale the solution to ensure 24/7 availability, high service level agreements and fast performance of their current and future value added services. Moreover, the Alteon 10000 provides the carriers with the ability to intelligently steer traffic to multiple value added services based on user, application, location and other Layer-7 attributes, thus supporting dynamic and complex mobile data policies. This results in a reduction in the number of traversals inside the mobile core network without changing the network infrastructure, and optimizing the mobile services for better quality of experience.