What is DART?
Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology (DART) integrates Allot’s vast expertise in IP traffic identification and policy enforcement into a highly effective toolkit for managing bandwidth consumption and service performance in mobile and fixed broadband networks.
DART gives network operators the visibility that enables them to optimize their service by introducing traffic management policies that will assure QoS (Quality of Service), to monetize their network with value-based charging schemes and value added services, and to personalize their offering by enabling subscribers to benefit from enhanced QoE (Quality of Experience).
- Comprehensive visibility of all network traffic
- Regular protocol pack updates for up-to-the-minute recognition capabilities
- Uninterrupted traffic detection and enforcement through hitless signature updates
- Enhanced QoS policy enforcement and network management
- Ability to monetize specific applications and deliver better QoE
Intelligent service optimization, monetization and personalization begin with granular visibility and an understanding of how IP-broadband network resources and services are being consumed. To that end, DART provides four layers of traffic awareness: device awareness, subscriber awareness, network topology awareness, and application awareness.
The phenomenal growth of the smartphone market is reflected in equally strong growth in the number of applications that run on these devices. Users are demanding access to an ever-growing number of services including social networking, VoIP, chat, and video. DART identifies more applications and protocols than any other solution on the market and is able to assign specific QoS policies to each of them. For example, DART is able to identify the voice and chat features of Skype, MSN and Yahoo messengers, and SIP – enabling operators to gain deeper insights into user behavior.
Through proactive learning, DART is able to adapt to changing traffic patterns used by many applications, especially P2P apps. Frequent and ongoing updates to Allot’s extensive signature library are designed to keep pace with developments and advances in Internet applications.