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: application awareness, subscriber awareness, network topology awareness, and device awareness.
DART can distinguish between different devices – dongles, smartphones, or tablets; and different handset makers – such as iPhone, Samsung, and Blackberry. End users tend to favor specific devices for certain types of usages. For example, some devices are the choice for bandwidth heavy video applications; others are preferred for latency sensitive applications, such as gaming; while a third type of devices are more user-friendly for emailing. The ability to correlate between the type of device and its most popular usages can be highly instrumental in future capacity planning, in the introduction of personalized service plans, as well as in strategic decision making.
Allot's device awareness functionality enables operators to monitor tethering – using a mobile device as a modem for another device such as a laptop. The ability to identify tethering is important in service plan level enforcement, quota reporting, and charging.