Partnership to increase Allot exposure to European market
Boston, MA and Stuttgart, Germany, 27 January 2009 - Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT), a leader in IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), and Magirus, a leading European supplier of IT solutions, announced today their strategic pan-European distribution partnership. The agreement is expected to increase Allot’s coverage in the European market via Magirus’ wide reseller network, particularly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.
This alliance adds to Allot’s existing partnerships both in Europe and worldwide, and is part of the company’s focus on meeting growing European demand. Magirus will support the company’s full range of products, which are aimed at providing actionable network intelligence, reducing costs, generating new sources of revenue for service providers and maximizing network efficiency for large enterprises.
"We are happy about the decision of both Allot and Magirus to put a special focus on our partnership", Christian Magirus, Executive Vice President & COO of Magirus said. "Our business partners will strongly profit from our joint action plan, including a dedicated partner program, new training as well as marketing, funding and support."
“We are excited about this strategic partnership with Magirus and look forward to the increased exposure that it will provide us in Europe, particularly in the mobile, ISP and large enterprise environment,” said Eli Cohen, Allot’s Vice President of International Sales. “Because of Magirus’ experience and expertise in the European market, we feel confident that they understand the needs of our customers and how best to serve them.”
About Allot CommunicationsAllot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT) 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.
About MagirusThe Magirus group is a leading European supplier of IT solutions. The company’s distribution business is focused on addressing current trends in the IT sector, enabling business partners to take new technologies to market successfully. As a result, Magirus delivers high-quality software and systems encompassing: storage, intelligent networks, security, virtualisation, IT management, Open Source and information life-cycle management services.
With its professional services portfolio and knowledge of the IT sector, Magirus is able to support business partners and their end-customers in the planning and implementation of IT projects. Its services span demand generation, pre-sales, consultancy, training, certification, implementation, as well as first- and second-tier support from its pan-European, multi-lingual Support Centre in Strasbourg.
The privately owned company based in Stuttgart was established in 1981 and now employs more than 400 people throughout Europe and the Middle East. More information is available at http://www.magirus.com
Safe Harbor StatementInformation provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to the company's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations, including the company’s expectation that the agreement with Magirus will increase the company’s coverage in the European market. These forward-looking statements are based upon management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic and business conditions and, specifically, a decline in demand for the company’s products; the company’s inability to develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications; loss of market; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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