Supported Protocols

New this week, July 20, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • gameQoo – streaming applications
  • Quic Obfuscated – web applications
  • Rakuten TV – streaming applications
  • AFL – streaming applications
  • Telstra Box Office – streaming applications
  • NRL – web applications
  • Acorn TV – streaming applications

gameQoo is a cloud gaming service of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia.

QUIC is a general-purpose transport layer network protocol.

Rakuten TV is a video-on-demand streaming service, offering movies and TV series for subscription, rental and purchase.

AFL is the Australian Football League streaming service.

Telstra TV Box Office is the streaming platform from Telstra in Australia.

NRL is the Australian National Rugby League, which hosts apps and web-based content.

Acorn TV is an American subscription streaming service offering television programming from the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Mexico. It is available on a variety of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates were released:

  • AmazonVideo
  • Dropbox
  • iView
  • TikTok
  • Youtube
  • Periscope

New this week, June 7, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • 9Now – Streaming Applications
  • SBS on Demand – Streaming Applications
  • Kayo Sports – Streaming Applications
  • 7Plus – Streaming Applications
  • 10play – Streaming Applications

9Now is a VOD and catch-up TV service run by the Nine Network in Australia.

SBS on Demand is a VOD and catch-up TV service run by SBS in Australia.

Kayo Sports is a VOD and catch-up sport TV service in Australia.

7Plus is a VOD and catch-up TV service run by the Seven Network in Australia.

10play is a VOD and catch-up TV service run by the Ten Network in Australia.

 

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates were released:

  • IPSec VPN
  • Anyconnect

New this week, May 20, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Google Search – Web search engine developed by Google
  • PlayStation Now – Cloud gaming subscription service by Sony Interactive Entertainment

Google Search is the most used search engine on the World Wide Web across all platforms, with 92.62% market share as of June 2019, handling more than 5.4 billion searches each day.

PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming subscription service developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The service allows members to download/stream PlayStation games on PlayStation 4 consoles and PCs.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature update was released:

  • Google Classroom

New this week, May 6, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • VPN 365 – Terminals

VPN 365 is a free high-speed WiFi VPN with unlimited proxy connection time. It offers users the freedom to access online content, websites, apps, videos from anywhere and with encryption.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature updates were released:

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Hangout

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New this week, April 21, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Tutela – Network Operation

Tutela is a crowdsourced data company with a global panel of over 300 million smartphone users. They gather information on mobile infrastructure and test wireless experience with the aim of helping organizations in the mobile industry to understand and improve the world’s networks.

The company collects data and runs network tests via software embedded in a diverse range of over 3000 consumer applications to enable the measurement of real-world quality of experience of mobile users.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature update was released:

  • WeChat

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New this week, April 7, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Google Classroom – Web Applications

Google Classroom helps students and
teachers organize assignments, boost collaboration, and foster better communication.

It is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating,
distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google
Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature updates were
released:

  • GoToMeeting:
  • WebEx
  • Zoom

New this week: February 11, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • DNS over HTTPS – Network Operation
  • DNS over TLS – Network Operation
  • Discord – Instant Messaging

Discord is a VoIP application and digital
distribution platform designed for video gaming communities. It offers text, image, video, and
audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android,
iOS, Linux, and in web browsers. As of 21 July 2019, there were over 250 million unique users.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature update was
released:

  • Viber

New this week: January 28, 2020

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Google Stadia – Games

Stadia is a cloud gaming service
operated by Google, which offers streaming video games up to [email protected], with support for HDR, to
players via the company’s global data centers, provided they are using a sufficiently high-speed
internet connection. Stadia is accessible through the Google Chrome web browser on desktop
computers, or through Pixel smartphones, Chrome OS tablets, and Chromecast.

It is compatible with HID class USB controllers, though a proprietary controller manufactured by
Google with a direct Wi-Fi link to data centers is available alongside the service.

While the base service is free, a Pro tier monthly subscription allows users to stream at higher
rates for larger resolutions.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature updates were
released:

  • Viber
  • TOR

 

New this week: December 30, 2019

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Instagram Calls – VoIP

Instagram is an American
photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook. As of May 2019, the service
had more than 1 billion registered
users.

The 4th most downloaded mobile app of the decade, Instagram allows users to upload photos and
videos to the service, which can be edited and organized with tags and location information.
Users can share and like photos and videos
and follow other users to add their content to a feed.

The service also has messaging features, including video chat (and audio calls) with up to 6
people.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature updates were
released:

  • Skideal
  • Vypr VPN

More to come.Have a happy 2020!

 

New this week: December 17, 2019

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Apple TV+ – Streaming Applications

Apple TV+ is an
OTT (over-the-top) ad-free subscription VOD (video on demand) web television service of Apple
Inc. accessible in over 100 countries
and territories.

Apple TV+ content is viewable through Apple’s website and through Apple’s TV app, which in 2019
expanded its availability to numerous consumer electronics devices, including those of Apple’s
competitors, with further plans to
expand availability to more devices over time. However, Apple has created no native app for the
Windows and Android platforms, or an official method to stream the content on
television-connected Android TV and Chromecast devices,
leaving users of those devices to workarounds for viewing Apple TV+.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature updates were
released:

  • Snapchat Calls
  • Generic DPI Bypass 1

More to come.Now go out and “change the world for the better.”

 

New this week: December 3, 2019

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Disney+ – Streaming Applications

Disney+ is a is an
American subscription video on-demand streaming service owned and operated by the
Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The
Walt Disney Company. Bundles include Hulu and ESPN+, as well as all of Disney’s family-friendly
content and much of its mass-audience fare, including Marvel, Lucasfilm (Star Wars), Pixar, and
National Geographic.

Disney+ is currently available in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, New
Zealand, and Puerto Rico. The company plans to include select European countries in March 2020,
with further expansions planned for Europe
and Latin America in late 2020 through 2021.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature updates were
released:

  • SecureVPN
  • Viber Calls
  • VPN Master

More to come. To infinity and beyond!
The Allot signature pack includes Disney Plus

 

New this week: November 21, 2019

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang – Games

Mobile Legends: Bang
Bang
is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile game for iOS and Android
developed and published by Shanghai Moonton
Technology. The game has become popular in Southeast Asia and will be a medal event at the 2019
Southeast Asian Games.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature update was
released:

  • DroidVPN

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week: October 24, 2019

This Supported Protocol update includes:

  • VainGlory – Games

VainGlory is a
free-to-play video game with in-game purchases, developed and published by Super Evil Megacorp
for iOS, Android and PC.

In addition to the new protocol signature added above, the following signature update was
released:

  • Apple SoftwareUpdate

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, August 21, 2019

This Supported Protocol update includes two widely used web applications:

  • Microsoft Teams – Web Applications
  • MySQL – Web Applications

Microsoft Teams is a
unified communications platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file
storage, and application integration.

MySQL, the world’s most
popular open source database, is used by many database-driven web applications, including
WordPress. MySQL is also used by Facebook,
Twitter, and YouTube.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • AnonyTun
  • Viber Calls
  • YouTube Live

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, July 12, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • 9GAG– Web Application

9GAG is a Hong Kong-based social media platform that was founded in 2008. It was
originally created as an alternative online platform to email where users could share humorous
images, videos, and other
user-generated content. Today 9GAG’s 150 million monthly users enjoy their extensive collection
of memes and can vote on their favorites. 9GAG has also developed mobile apps for iOS and
Android, where users can enjoy the content
on-the-go. 9GAG has become one of the largest meme-sharing platforms in the
world.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • WhatsApp Voice

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, June 12, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • AbemaTV – Streaming Application
  • AirVPN – Terminal
  • TVer – Streaming Application

AbemaTV is a Japanese video streaming website owned by the entertainment
company, AbemaTV, Inc. that provides over-the-top media services to customers in Japan. The
website primarily acts as an online television
network, with multiple channels including news, sports, entertainment, anime and more. There are
a number of channels available for free with a premium membership that grants extra content and
the ability to watch past programs on
demand.

AirVPN is a VPN to allows its users to encrypt their connection to the Internet.
It uses OpenVPN tunneling protocol and 4096 bit RSA encryption to hide your IP and keep your
browsing session fully private. AirVPN
was originally founded by Italian “hacktivists” as a free service, but its rising popularity has
caused the team to add premium features to keep the project financially stable.

Tver is a free Japanese streaming service that allows users to enjoy the
programs provided by commercial TV stations on any platform. The service is sponsored by 5 major
Japanese networks: Nippon TV, TV Asahi, TV
Tokyo, TBS, and Fuji Televeision. All are free and programming includes talk shows, cooking
shows, comedies, and even anime. The service can also be used to check the schedule of popular
TV channels and see what episodes aired
recently, which shows are ending soon, and latest arrivals on the channel.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • GYAO
  • WhatsApp Voice

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, May 29, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Xbox Games Download – File Transfer

Xbox Live is an online multiplayer gaming platform and digital media delivery
service that was first made available in 2002. Players can use their Xbox consoles to connect
with friends and play games together or to
adventure into a solo game to flex their hand-eye coordination. Most games are available for
download directly from the Xbox Store for anywhere from $15-$100 depending on the size and
reputability of the game and its developers.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • Browsec VPN
  • Uber
  • Viber Calls
  • WeChat Calls
  • WeChat Transfer

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, May 13, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • 112 India—Security
  • Cellcom TV – Streaming Application

112 India is an application that allows a person in distress to seek assistance
from local emergency service delivery departments and volunteers. The app sends emergency alerts
with the user’s details(name, age,
emergency contacts) and location information and generates a call to ‘112’ -the Indian
equivalent of USA’s 911. The system forwards the emergency alert to nearby online local
volunteers if available, notifying them with an audible
sound and visual alert. The volunteers can mark their consent to help and the volunteer details
along with their photo and contact number will be forwarded to the person in distress.

Cellcom TV is a television service in Israel that was launched by
telecommunications company Cellcom. The service aggregates content from top streaming sites and
television producers like YouTube and HBO and also
offers recordings of everything from the previous week that aired on Israeli TV. There are also
dedicated channels for kids, sports, and nature available to Cellcom TV subscribers. Cellcom TV
is one of several major players in the
Israeli entertainment services industry.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • AnonyTun
  • Giphy
  • Tik Tok
  • YouTube Live

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, April 30, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • GIPHY—Web Application

GIPHY(previously identified as “Generic CDN, HTTPS”) is an online database and
search engine that allows users to search for and share short looping videos with no sound as
GIF files. The content on GIPHY’s
website, app, and API consists of the best and most popular GIFs on the web, along with content
created by talented GIF artists and world-class brands.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • DAZN Streaming
  • Facebook Calls
  • Line Call
  • Skype Voice
  • WhatsApp

More to come. Stay tuned!

via
GIPHY

 

New this week, April 18, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Partner TV—Streaming Application

Partner TV (previously identified as “HTTP_Browsing, Mobile_HTTP_Streaming,
Mobile_HTTP_Browsing”) is a television service in Israel that uses OTT technology on behalf of
the Partner Communications Group. The
service launched on June 25, 2017 and includes on-demand video service and access to Netflix
content. The service is currently used by over 140,000 customers and offers Israelis another way
to enjoy TV and movies from the comfort
of their couches. Partner TV also features 40 leading channels and recently broadcast episodes
of television up to two weeks after the original air date.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • DAZN Streaming

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, April 3, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Fortnite Game Update—File Transfer
  • StoneAge M – Game

Fortnite Game Update (previously identified as “Epic Software Update”) is a
weekly update deployed by developer Epic Games for their popular multiplayer game, Fortnite. The
game is available on all platforms
including consoles, PC, and mobile. In Fortnite Battle Royale, a “player vs. player” or PvP
mode, 100 players drop into the same map and must quickly search for weapons and gear to
eliminate other players, as a storm pushes
everyone closer together. The last player or team standing claims the coveted “Victory Royale”.
Fortnite also features a “player vs. environment” or PvE mode where you build defenses and stave
off waves of zombies.

StoneAge M is a mobile, massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)
for Android and iOS. It is the ninth title developed by a Chinese company called Netmarble. The
object of the game is to roam around
the open world collecting mysterious, prehistoric pets that you can use during classic
turn-based strategic gameplay against other players. There are also huge cooperative modes that
allow you to participate in 80v80 group battles
and as high as 300v300 manor battles. Team up with friends and family to find the coolest
creatures and tame them to be your loyal pets.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • Skype Call

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, March 6, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Lineage M—Game
  • STINGTV—Streaming app

Lineage M (previously identified as “Mobile_HTTP_Browsing/SSL”) is a mobile
adaptation of the classic medieval fantasy game “Lineage” that was originally released in
September 1998. Developers NCsoft brought their
well-received massively multiplayer online role-playing game or MMORPG to mobile platforms (iOS
and Android) in June 2017. It has quickly become one of the most popular apps in many of the
countries it was released in, including
Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. A global launch is in the works so that the ability to level up iconic
Lineage characters and special skills can be enjoyed by all. Explore the open world with friends
or embark on a lone wolf mission.

STINGTV (previously identified as “HTTPS/Encrypt/HTTP_Browsing/Other_TCP”) is a
streaming service in Israel that features a wide selection of TV and movie options. Their
expansive catalog is primarily filled with
popular series from Israeli TV network “yes.” but the application also features content from HBO
and other American partners and also boasts a variety of programs for children. STINGTV users
also enjoy a host of science, nature,
and sports programs depending on which package they have selected.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • Arena of Valor
  • DAZN Streaming
  • Facebook calls
  • Infinity
  • Sony Playstation
  • WhatsApp voice

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, February 19, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Arena of Valor—Game
  • BiP Messenger Voice—VoIP
  • BiP Messenger Video—VoIP

Arena of Valor (previously identified as “HTTP/HTTPS”) from Tencent Games, is a
3-D, third-person, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)-style game designed for play on mobile
devices. Running on Android and iOS,
the game, which was launched on October 14, 2016 in Taiwan, is an adaptation of a Chinese game
titled Wangzhe Rongyao. The game was then launched in Europe and the Americas at the
end of 2017. Winning an award for the
“Best Music in a Casual/Social Game” in 2017, and “Best Competitive Game” in 2018, Arena of
Valor has a rapidly-growing fan base. The game enables friends to team up to compete against
opposing teams, bringing a cooperative
element to the gameplay.

BiP Messenger Voice and Video (previously identified as “RTP) is a
multi-function communication application. It enables the user to send multiple text messages,
photos, and videos, as well as synchronize and share
geo-locations with other users using the BiP Explore feature. In addition to being a standard
messaging application, BiP is also wired for video calls, even in other countries, all free of
charge. An added extra with BiP is the
ability to send SMSs and MMSs to other users even if they do not have BiP installed on their own
devices. Additional features in this popular messenger app include a translation function, fax,
and “Disappearing Message”, where
sent messages are deleted automatically after a specific period of time.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • Betternet Free VPN
  • Hotspot Shield VPN
  • Snapchat
  • Spotify
  • Hulu
  • Amazon Video
  • Freegate
  • RTMFP

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, February 5, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • CoAP—IoT
  • Telia Play—Streaming Applications

CoAP (previously identified as “Other HDP”) is a Constrained
Application Protocol, which is a specialized web transfer
protocol used with constrained nodes and
constrained (that is, low power, or lossy) networks in the IoT. The nodes normally use 8-bit
microcontrollers using small amounts of ROM and RAM, while constrained networks normally have
high packet error rates with throughputs of
10s of kbit/s. CoAP works on all platforms and enables constrained devices, or nodes to
communicated with the Internet using similar protocols. The protocol was designed for use with
machine-to-machine (M2M) applications such as
smart energy and building automation. It also includes web concepts such as Universal Resource
Identifiers (URIs) as well as Internet media types. In addition, it can supply request/response
interactions between application models
and supports built-in service and resource discovery.

Telia Play (previously identified as “HTTP_Streaming” and
“Mobile_HTTP_Streaming”) is an IPTV platform for the PC and Android mobile devices. This is yet
another streaming platform to arise from Sweden, which
enables users to access Sweden’s largest movie repository. Customers can stream video content by
mobile, table, or PC. Free of charge to Telia Tv customers, Telia Play is available to other
users for approximately 16 USD per
month. Launched in 2005, Telia Play is owned by the Telia Company, one of the leading land line
and mobile network operators in Sweden serving Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Telia also
operates in Northern and Eastern Europe
as well as in Central and Southern Asia.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • Google Drive (iOS)
  • Line Call (Android and iOS)
  • WhatsApp (iOS)

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, January 22, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • AMQP—IoT
  • WebSocket—IoT

AMQP (previously identified as “Other TCP”) stands for “Advanced Message Queuing
Protocol” and is an open standard application protocol used for message-oriented middleware. The
key features of this protocol are
message orientation, queuing, routing, reliability, and security. Implementations from
individual vendors are interoperable using this protocol, in the same way that SMTP, HTTP, and
FTP have created interoperable systems. AMQP
runs a wire-level protocol where data using this format is sent over the network using a stream
of bytes. Any tool that can create and translate messages that conform to this data format can
then interoperate with any other
compliant tool regardless of the implementation language that is deployed. AMQP operates on all
platforms.

WebSocket (previously identified as “HTTP_Browsing”) is another computer
communications protocol that provides full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP
connection. In common with HTTP, WebSocket is
located at layer 7 in the OSI model. However, WebSocket operates over HTTP ports 80 and 443 and
supports HTTP proxies and intermediaries. In order to achieve compatibility, WebSocket performs
a handshake using the HTTP Upgrade
header, and changes from the HTTP protocol to the WebSocket protocol. WebSocket provides
interaction between a web browser and a web server at lower overheads, with communication
performed over TCP port number 80 (or 443 with
TLS-encrypted connections). Most browsers support this protocol including Google Chrome,
Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. WebSocket operates on all platforms.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • OpenSignal (Android and iOS)
  • SpeedTest (Android, iOS, and PC)

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, January 8, 2019

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Windscribe VPN—Terminals
  • Opera VPN—Terminals
  • MQTT—IoT

Windscribe VPN is a popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) application used for
browsing the Internet anonymously, which works on PC, Android, and IoS platforms. Windscribe VPN
works by encrypting browser activity,
blocking ads, and unblocking entertainment content. It is particularly useful for browsers who
are restricted from using an online service due to their geographical location. The VPN also
stops CSPs tracking users and enables them
to browse in private mode. This is a useful workaround for Internet users whose access to
certain websites is blocked by their governments for reasons of social control. Such a service
also prevents corporations from accessing
user data from which they can obtain economic benefit. Windscribe will secure users’ DNS
information and prevents any third party from obtaining personal data and from tracking their
online activity.

Opera VPN Similar to the Windscribe product, Opera VPN enables users to safely
surf the Web with enhanced security. The app is free, has no limits, and is available without
subscribing to the service. Opera VPN
works “out of the box” and requires only one click to initialize the product. Users select their
required virtual location, after which the app also supplies user statistics as a bonus feature.
Opera’s VPN can also run in a
private browsing window and operates with the stated aim of reducing online tracking and
shielding users’ browsing activity. This is particularly valuable when surfing on public
networks where eavesdroppers and hackers can easily
access a user’s computer through Wi-Fi. By disguising users’ IP address, the app provides a
fully private browsing experience. Opera VPN is only available on PC.

MQTT stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, and it is a an IoT
connectivity protocol designed for sending data through connections with remote locations.
Available since 1999, this protocol is part of a
family of alternative protocols including AMQP, STOMP, and XMPP. MQTT is a protocol that uses an
extremely lightweight publish-subscribe communication model, and it is therefore useful for
making connections in locations where
small code footprints are required. Clients communicate through a server, known as a “broker”,
and transmitted information is then organized in a hierarchy of topics. When new data is
available, a control message is transmitted to
the broker who distributes the data to clients who have subscribed to that topic. The smallest
MQTT control message can contain as little as two bytes of data, and as much as 256 MB per
message transfer. It relies on the TCP
protocol for data transmission sending messages in plain text without using any measures for
security or authentication. However, security measures can be provided by the underlying TCP
transport using methods to protect
information transfer integrity.

In addition to the new protocol signatures added above, the following signature updates have been
released:

  • Google Maps
  • Imo
  • Facebook Live
  • YourFreedom VPN
  • Spotify

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

New this week, December 11th, 2018

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Streaming Applications: HTTPs Streaming
  • Network Operation: Sony Playstation Speedtest
  • Network Operation: Xbox Speedtest
  • Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin
  • Web Application: Analytics

HTTPs Streaming

HTTP Live Streaming is an HTTP-based media streaming communications protocol created by Apple
Inc. as part of the Company’s QuickTime, Safari, OS X, and iOS software. Client implementations
are also available in Firefox, Microsoft
Edge, and specific versions of Google Chrome. Streaming media servers provide widespread support
for the HTTPs protocol.

Sony Playstation Speedtest

Previously identified as Sony Playstation activity, the Allot protocol update can now specify
whether the user is performing a speed test for their Sony Playstation. The protocol can
identify this action whether it is performed
across LAN or Wi-Fi.

Xbox Speedtest

The Xbox One has sold millions of units across the globe. One of its features is the ability to
connect to Xbox Live, which gives users the ability to connect to play games, use Skype, and
watch TV shows and movies. As minimum
bandwidth speeds are required to correctly use some these applications, as well as play some
games, players must firstly perform an Xbox One Internet speed test. This ensures that their
bandwidth meets Xbox One’s requirements to
fully utilize their gaming system.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin appeared on the scene on August 18, 2008 following the publication of a document authored
by one Satoshi Nakamoto, titled, “A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. Since that time, it
has become the benchmark against which
thousands of other forms of electronic Internet cash products have been measured. Bitcoin
transactions are now identifiable using Allot’s DPI technology.

Analytics

The latest protocol update enables the identification of a broad range of analytical Web
applications.

In addition to the new signatures added above, the following signatures have been updated:

  • PUBG
  • Facebook Live
  • Speedtest
  • WhatsApp
  • WhatsApp_Voice

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

November 26, 2018

This Supported Protocol includes the following updates:

  • Web Application: Generic CDN
  • Cryptocurrency: Birdchain
  • Instant Messaging Application: BiP Messenger
  • VoIP: BiP Messenger Calls
  • Streaming Application: TV4 Play

Birdchain

Birdchain is a cryptocurrency app that kills two “birds” with one stone. The first bird is the
fact that we all receive unlimited SMS plans. The second bird is that hardly anybody uses SMS
anymore. Birdchain invites holders of SMS
to sell their plans to the company using a Birdchain messaging app. As many tech companies
normally pay a huge premium to send Application-to-Person (A2P) messages, Birdchain then sells
on those accumulated SMS messages to those
tech companies. Birdchain uses blockchain technology to achieve this objective.

BiP Messenger

BiP is a multi-function messenger app that sends unlimited texts, photos, and videos. It offers
group chat in customized groups and is also able to send messages to destinations even if they
have not downloaded the BiP app itself.
Users can also follow each other so that you can keep track of your friends and family. In
addition, the app supplies you with hints, tips, and news alerts on topics of interest that you
have specified in advance. Finally, BiP has
a disappearing message function that makes messages you may not want to remain in the system
vanish into thin air after a specified period of time.

TV4 Play

TV4 Play is a free video-on-demand (VOD) application that broadcasts news and entertainment
programs from Sweden’s popular TV station, TV4. As users have moved from a purely linear mode of
watching TV, channel producers have
changed that viewing pattern to make viewing a truly digital and programmable experience. VOD
enables users to watch their favorite programs whenever they want, even down to programming
their familiar TV remote control. With 2.5
million users, and named the best entertainment site of 2017, TV4 is likely to continue to
increase in popularity.

In addition to the new signatures added above, the following signatures have been updated:

  • AnonyTun
  • Catchplay
  • OpenSignal
  • Speedtest

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

October 31, 2018

This Supported Protocol update includes one games developer (Epic Games) and protection against a
Bruteforce Telnet attack.

Telnet Bruteforce

The Bruteforce attack is still one of the most popular password cracking methods. Nevertheless,
it is not just for password cracking. Brute-force attacks can also be used to discover hidden
pages and content in a web application.
This attack is basically “a hit and try” until you succeed. Sometimes it takes longer, but its
success rate is higher. This update monitors the Bruteforce attack on PCs via the Telnet
protocol. Telnet is used on the Internet or
local area network to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility
using a virtual terminal connection.

Epic Games

This update addresses file transfer issues in software updates for games, created by Epic Games,
that run on Xbox, PS, PC and iOS. Epic’s commercially available game engine,
Unreal, powers Epic’s
internally developed video games, such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series. The Protocol Pack differentiates between
software download of the game and the game itself, enabling the service gateway to shape the
traffic for each.

Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for the above applications.

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

October 18, 2018

This Supported Protocol update includes one new streaming video application named LiTV.

LiTV, or LiTV online film and television, is an online audio-visual platform and brand operated
by Lishi Technology Co., Ltd.

Launched in 2007 and based in Taiwan, LiTV provides online video services on all major platforms,
including handheld devices (Andriod, iOS), smart TV (SmartTV, set-top box) and Web and Mobile
Web.

LiTV Online Video is the only service in Taiwan that provides both live channel and
Video-On-Demand (VoD) streaming video content on each platform.

Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for the above application.

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

October 4, 2018

This Supported Protocol update includes two cryptocurrency applications (CGMiner and SMS Chain),
as well as one network operation application (OpenSignal).

CGMiner is an
open source ASIC/FPGA cryptominer written in C, which is available on GitHub that runs on Linux,
Windows, and OS X, with additional
support and binaries for OpenWrt routers. Available since 2012, this free bitcoin miner is
highly customizable, although some difficulties have been reported with its installation on
Windows. It is currently the most popular
GPU/FPGA/ASIC miner available since it is based on the original code Cpu Miner, a simple client
app that performed pooled mining, or solo mining. The application includes overclocking,
monitoring, fan speed control, and remote
interface abilities. Other features include new block detection, binary kernel loading,
multi-GPU support as well as CPU mining support. CGMiner was previously identified as Stratum
Mining.

SMS
Chain
is another blockchain-based platform. Styling itself as a
“decentralized SMS gateway”, this application delivers
Application-to-Person (A2P) SMS between users who want to exchange their unused SMS for
financial gain. Anyone who has purchased an SMS package who is left with unused SMS credit can
convert this to cryptocurrency using the
company’s cryptocurrency app on an Android device. The cryptocurrency unit is called SMSTO,
which will be the only currency traded on the SMS Chain platform, which will then be settled
among members of the network. SMSTO also
plays a role in the mining and commission system of the nodes. It is the role of SMS Chain to
expand the network and increase the price of SMSTO.

OpenSignal is a Network
Operation application that runs on the Android and iOS platforms. Its function is to indicate
the direction of optimal cellular signals
from nearby Wi-Fi networks. Its developers also promote the advantage of locating free Wi-Fi and
identifying who is the best ISP in your location. The Company specializes in wireless coverage
mapping by crowdsourcing data on
carrier signal quality from its users who have its application installed on their devices.
OpenSignal users can view this crowdsourced data either online on in-app as colored maps showing
objective data from individual ISPs on a
comparative basis. The app measures Wi-Fi signal strength, data speed, and signal reliability.

Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for all the above applications.

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

September 17, 2018

This Supported Protocol update includes a range of streaming applications (ABC, Stan, FetchTV,
DAZN, and JioTV).

ABC iview is a
video-on-demand and Catch-up TV service run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Currently iview video content can
only be watched by users in Australia. Now, iview attracts around 50 million plays monthly and
accounts for around half of the total time streamed by Australian TV video services. iview
is accessible on a
range of devices including iOS, Android as well as on a range of Smart TVs, game consoles, and
media streamers.

Stan is an Australian
streaming company that offers selected movies and TV shows by subscription. It was launched in
January, 2015. It competes primarily
against the American-based streaming services Netflix and Amazon Video. Stan supports a wide
range of devices included iOS, Android, Sony Playstration, Microsoft Xbox One, and Telstra TV
box. It does not support jailbroken iOS
devices.

4K content can only be viewed on selected 4K compatible Sony, Samsung, and LG smart TVs, as well
as the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. In June of 2018, Stan reached one million active
subscribers.

Fetch TV is an
Australian IPTV provider that delivers a subscription television service over a user’s regular
Internet service. Fetch TV was launched in
2010 and is backed by its Malaysian parent Astro All Asia Networks, which owns 75% of the
company.

Fetch TV provides a set top box with a digital TV tuner, personal video recorder, and up to 45+
subscription channels, video on demand, pay-per-view movies, web applications, and a mobile app.
The service is delivered by HLS
adaptive bitrate streaming. The minimum Internet sync speed required varies by ISP delivery
method. The majority of Fetch TV content is unmetered when delivered over a broadband connection
from a Fetch TV ISP partner.

In early 2016, it was revealed that the Fetch TV service had achieved 400,000 active subscribers
and was aiming for 600,000 by the end of the year. This goal was reached in late 2017.

JioTV is a
live TV service that offers instant access to the widest range of TV channels in India including
550+ channels, with more than 65
HD channels spread across 10 genres and 15 languages. The JioTV is available for Android
Smartphones, iPhone and iPad, as well as PC.

DAZN streaming and
browsing
service is an over-the-top subscription video streaming service
dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand
streaming of events from various properties. It first launched in Austria, Germany, Japan, and
Switzerland in August 2016, and in Canada the following year. DAZN is available in 1080p HD
quality on a wide variety of devices
including computers/laptops, mobile, tablet, set-top boxes, smart TVs, and video game consoles.
The DAZN app is available for Android mobile and tablet devices and on iOS devices running iOS
8.0+. DAZN is also available on
connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Android TV.

Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for all the above applications.

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

September 6, 2018

This Supported Protocol update includes the signature for one extremely popular online
game—Fortnite, and two streaming applications—Ace Stream and
Choco TV.

Fortnite
is an online video game developed by Epic
Games
, and released
to the market in 2017. The game is currently available on MS Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch,
Playstation 4, Xbox One, and iOS. The game is now available in a beta version for Android. The
delay to release the game on Android
caused much consternation among the game-playing crowd who had to watch in envy as their friends
who owned iPhones and Xboxes had been playing the game for almost a year. This situation
resulted in many spoof sites being set
attempting to lure Android owners to play early release versions of the games, who were then
susceptible to malware uploads initiated by cybercriminals. Now that the game is officially
launched on Android, those attacks should
diminish rapidly.

Fortnite has been epically successful having accumulated 125 million players in under one year
and providing its developers with hundreds of millions of dollars per month in profits. It is
now considered as a cultural gaming
experience.

Ace Stream is a
multimedia streaming platform that uses the standard peer-to-peer (P2P) and BitTorrent
protocols, the latter, which is recognized as the
most successful and effective means of transferring large multimedia files across the Internet.
But Ace Stream is capable of much more than simple audio and video streaming. It also contains
AVoD (Audio and Video on Demand),
Live Stream, foreign BitTorrent localization, decentralized social networking, and IOTT
(Interactive-Over-The-Top), which directly distributes streaming media as a standalone product
over the Internet.

Ace Stream users can receive a quality of experience some ten times greater than that provided by
YouTube (in 1080p format), and greater quality than many other VoD and live streaming websites
that do not use P2P technology.

Choco
TV
is an online streaming application founded by David Liu and based in
Taiwan that is currently available to Android and iOS
users. It is a subsidiary company of ChocoLabs, an APP brand developer founded in 2011.
Originally used as a platform for viewing video content, the company has developed into a
production company that will produce three drama
series in 2018.

Since its inception three years ago, Choco TV has been downloaded more than one million times.
Customers are currently able to select 150 titles from Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and China.

Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for the following applications:

  • Fortnite
  • Ace Stream
  • Choco TV

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

August 26, 2018

This Supported Protocol update includes two cryptocurrency applications,
Ethereum and JCE Miner for PC and MAC, one streaming
application, Viusasa for IOS and Android, one file system
application, JSON-RPC for IOS, Android, PC, and MAC, as well as an Android VPN
proxy terminal application, AnonyTun.

JSON-RPC (JavaScript Object Notation—Remote Procedure Call) is a simple protocol
that defines a small number of data types and commands. JSON-RPC employs one-way server
notifications as well as multiple calls, which
can be answered randomly.

AnonyTun, from Art of Tunnel Tools is an anonymizer that provides a high-speed
VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection that can bypass any geo-restricted website or service.
Such a connection protects a user’s privacy
and anonymously redirects a user with no limit or restriction. Simple access supplies access via
SSL Tunnel, HTTP Tunnel, or TCP Tunnel.

The rather awkwardly-named Viusasa supplies users with streaming access to
movies, TV shows, and music. It is a subscription video-on-demand service made through the app
itself.

Cryptocurrency apps Ethereum and JCE Miner are mining
applications. Ethereum validates transactions performed using the Ethereum cryptocurrency, while
the JCE miner is a CPU miner that can illegally
access the CPU resources of target companies.

Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for the following applications:

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

August 8, 2018

This Supported Protocol update includes two streaming applications, Smashcast
and Ustream for IOS, Android, and PC, as well as terminal VPN
Browsec.

Smashcast is an eSports live streaming application that was released in May of 2017 following the
merger of Azubu and Hitbox.tv, two successful TV streaming platforms. The new Smashcast
application is designed to focus on mobile and to
enhance the company’s monetization offering. The Company has expressed an interest to push
forward the boundaries of live video gaming streaming.

Video game streaming has become big business and involves game players who upload the results of
their video gameplay online. Originally popularized by Twitch, this practice was then taken up
seriously by YouTube. By 2014, Twitch
streams boasted more traffic than HBO’s online service. Professional streamers are attracting
huge audiences, and top players are now able to earn substantial sums of money from advertising
and other funding sources.

In May of 2017, Azubu and Hitbox.tv were closed and their traffic diverted to Smashcast.tv. The
focus has been around sporting games. Redbull CEO Mike McGarvey stated that Smashcast was, “…the
largest independent eSports broadcaster
outside of Asia”, with over ten million subscribers.

Ustream, which was renamed IBM Cloud Video on April 1, 2018, is a San Francisco-based live video
stream and hosting company. The Company has grown rapidly particularly after establishing
partnership deals with Panasonic, Samsung, and
CBS News.

A notable technology adopted by Ustream is a copyright enforcement service that uses a
proprietary fingerprinting system to instantly identify copyrighted material.

Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for the following applications:

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

July 23, 2018

The latest Protocol Pack includes signatures for BITTREX and Binance, two digital currency
exchanges, or DCEs. These online services enable customers to buy and sell digital currencies
for either regular, or “fiat” currencies, or for
other cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency exchanges either act as market makers to their customers,
quoting a two-way, bid-ask spread, or they act as brokers charging a flat fee for each
transaction.

DCEs operate online, or in physical premises. Many operate outside of their country of
registration for tax and regulatory reasons, with former Eastern bloc countries being very
popular. Due to the wild volatilities experienced in the
digital currency market, many central banks have advised their governments to be wary of this
blockchain-based financial network where no central authority exists between buyers and sellers.
The digital currencies themselves are
generated as tokens issued through the establishment of entrepreneurial ventures as a fast and
streamlined way of raising funds for their enterprises.

Binance, based in Hong Kong, and BITTREX, based in the USA, are two of the largest DCEs based on
volume and estimated revenues. As digital currencies continue to grow and as blockchain
technology becomes more firmly established as part
of an Internet-connected world, so DCEs will become more accepted by the mainstream financial
community.

In order to identify and manage DCE traffic, Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes
signatures for two of the largest DCEs as well as for streaming application Tik Tok, and Web
application SkiDeal, as
follows:

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

July 16, 2018

Perhaps the most unignorable recent trend in the online world is the rise of cryptocurrency,
cryptocurrency mining and the use of Blockchain technology to trade and distribute it. This is
because the value of virtual currency has
increased dramatically, and offers traders and miners the promise of significant profits.
Although the Bitcoin virtual currency was created back in 2009, it has really been in the last
year or two that the cryptocurrency market has
mushroomed and activity has accelerated. Now, the size of the market is huge. The global
Blockchain market is predicted to grow to 2.3 billion US dollars by 2021, from 339.5 million US
dollars in 2017. Already, by the end of March
2018, Blockchain wallet users numbered almost 24 million. This puts fresh demands on network
infrastructure.

Currently, mining puts most strain on CPU power rather than bandwidth. The average bandwidth
consumption of miners inside a rig did not even hit 10 MB/hour, whereas in January
2018, Morgan Stanley estimated that cryptocurrency mining could require up to 140
terrawatt-hours of electricity throughout the year, more than the consumption of several smaller
European countries. Nevertheless, cryptocurrency miners
do require an internet connection to stay connected to their “mine” and it is logical to
extrapolate that as the interest and activity around cryptocurrency increases, so there’ll be a
concomitant proliferation of cryptocurrency
mining apps and protocols that increase CPU mining power, and these require bandwidth to
operate. In order to identify and manage such traffic, Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack
includes signatures for a couple of the major
mining applications as follows:

  • XMRig (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Stratum Mining Protocol (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)

More to come. Stay tuned!

 

July 2, 2018

The numbers associated with online mobile gaming are often staggering. It is a trend that video
game giant Nintendo couldn’t ignore and its expansion into this space is typified by its
Super Mario Run game, which has
achieved in excess of 200 million downloads across 150 countries. These huge download numbers
inevitably put pressure on bandwidth consumption, compounded by the average length of player sessions of 15.5 minutes. Similarly, live
video streaming with instant social interaction is another
major consumer of bandwidth. One of the largest and most popular apps in the Far East is the
17 Live app that claims to be the fastest app to achieve ten million downloads
and was the leading app in US and Chinese app
stores at its launch. In order for networks to maintain efficient quality of service and provide
a consistent quality of experience for their subscribers, it is essential that they manage the
high levels of traffic generated by such
apps. Allot’s latest DART Signature Pack includes signatures for these applications to help
networks achieve this.

  • Super Mario Run (iOS, Android)
  • Nintendo (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • 17 Live (iOS, Android)

 

June 18, 2018

Effective visibility, security and control of network traffic requires constant monitoring of new
and updated applications and the inclusion of their signatures in our protocol pack. In order to
manage bandwidth use so that quality of
service and quality of experience is optimized, it’s necessary to ensure that the traffic from
the widest range of sources is identified. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Packs demonstrate this
by providing signatures for performance
measurement, software purchasing, a VPN, a streaming service and a network operation app. These
are: Fast.com by Netflix, which measures your current Internet download speed; the Windows
Store, Microsoft’s Windows digital distribution
platform; Super VPN that provides a free VPN client to enable users to avoid Internet filters
and online spying; Jango, a free online streaming service enabling users to create custom radio
stations; and VRRP – Virtual Router
Redundancy Protocol – that enables users to set up one or more backup routers. Ensure that your
network has the signatures for these applications covered by applying Allot’s latest DART
Signature Pack:

  • Fast (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Windows Store (PC)
  • Super VPN (PC)
  • Jango Radio (iOS, Android)
  • VRRP

 

May 28, 2018

Although VoIP technology has been around for some time, it is enjoying a period of huge growth,
owing to a set of favorable conditions that are now coalescing. Worldwide VoIP subscriptions
have increased dramatically. Juniper Research estimated that there were approximatelyone billion mobile VoIPusers in 2017, and further growth is expected
as more
and more personal and business customers turn to VoIP. It’s easy to understand why. VoIP offers
significant cost-savings compared to landline and mobile telephony and the advent of 5G makes
the technology even more efficient. With 5G
ten times faster than 4G, the functionality of VoIP is vastly improved and now users can expect
far more reliable high quality calls. Additionally, the improvements in AI are enhancing
communication efficiency, and so that problems
like low bandwidth, improper network configuration and high latency can be fixed in real-time,
with a minimum of human intervention. VoIP devices have the potential to integrate with an array
of other devices, a trend that could be
fueled by IoT and / or the mobile market. At the vanguard of the VoIP revolution is Snapchat,
which can count 187
million active users
per day and global
revenue of $825 million USD. With figures like this, it’s essential for operators to harness
Snapchat’s popularity and offer network subscribers the most attractive packages and efficient
access to Snapchat. To enable them to achieve
this, Allot’s latest DART Protocol Packs include new signatures for:

  • Snapchat Calls (iOS, Android)
  • Snapchat Voice Calls (iOS, Android)
  • Snapchat Video Calls (iOS, Android)

 

May 21, 2018

Privacy and the capability to access restricted services in certain locations are the two main
drivers behind the ongoing growth in the use of VPNs and VPN proxies. In terms of value, the current size of this market stands at close to $21 billion USD and
is expected to reach a value of nearly $36 billion USD
by 2022. This trend is doubtless driven by the fact that more and more of us are working
remotely and consuming media and information globally, irrespective of where we physically may
be. VPNs provide us with additional security and
as such, they offer a valuable tool for accessing corporate intranets while travelling or
working from home. They also enable us to conceal our real location, so we can use them to
override access to geo-blocked services and sites,
and evade censorship or other restrictions that may be applied in certain territories. The value
numbers of this market demonstrate the growing use of these services and a concomitant rise in
traffic, which operators must handle
efficiently to maintain a high QoS. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Packs include new
signatures for the following VPN services and VPN proxies that will help operators achieve
this:

  • YourFreedom VPN (Android)
  • Snap VPN (Android)
  • Touch VPN (iOS, Android)
  • VPN Robot (Android)

May 14, 2018

The latest selection of new application signatures from Allot’s protocol updates includes a
combination of entertainment, information and caller identification applications. YouTube
Go
has been launched in over 130
countries. Designed for use in locations where connectivity can be an issue, it enables
users to save videos to their devices or SD cards for offline viewing, potentially reducing
live streaming and mobile data use. For those of us
planning a trip, the hugely popular TripAdvisor app gives users access to
millions of reviews of destinations, accommodation, travel options and attractions, with
crowdsourced recommendations and booking facilities
across 49 markets. And if you’re on the move locally, Moovit provides users
with real-time public transport information in over 2200 locations worldwide. GetContact
enables users to block
calls,blacklist unwanted phone numbers, identify incoming calls andreceive spam alerts.
Pootin similarly enables users to identify unknown numbers and see how
others have saved your phone number in their
contacts list. Both are free to use, but users should be aware of privacy issues as these
apps requires access to contacts and data. Such popular applications naturally generate
large amounts of traffic from users expecting fast and
seamless access. To ensure the best QoE for their users, network operators and service
providers can apply the signatures for these applications provided in Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Packs:

  • YouTube Go (Android)
  • TripAdvisor (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Moovit (iOS, Android, PC)
  • GetContact (iOS, Android)
  • Pootin (iOS, Android)

 

May1, 2018

The worldwide online grocery and food service business is unsurprisingly, a multi-billion
dollar market, yet still with room to grow. In 2016, online grocery sales made up
approximately 4.4 percent of the global grocery market, and online purchases
of fresh groceries and consumer packaged goods enjoyed a
36% year-over-year growth spurt
.At that time, around 14% of US grocery sales were
made online, but in 2017 and 2018, Asia leads the way in
this market, and activity is particularly strong in India. The wide range of options and
multiplicity of channels that the internet offers provides a huge opportunity for grocery
and food service businesses and a welcome expansion of
choice for consumers / end users. Perhaps most indicative of this trend is that internet
e-tail giant Amazon is now in the grocery market with its Amazon Now app, operating in some
of India’s biggest conurbations. Network operators
and service providers can ready themselves for escalating traffic to grocery and food
service apps by applying new signatures for applications for the Indian market such as the
following provided in Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack:

  • Amazon Now (iOS, Android)
  • foodpanda (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Nature’s Basket (iOS, Android)
  • Swiggy (iOS, Android)
  • UrbanClap (iOS, Android)
  • Zop Now (iOS, Android)

 

April 23, 2018

At least half of the web’s traffic is now encrypted. This is an
unsurprising trend. Internet security and the privacy of online personal
data have become arguably the hottest topics in Silicon Valley, in the wake of the Cambridge
Analytica scandal and Mark Zuckerberg’s questioning by the US Congress House Energy and
Commerce Committee about Facebook’s data collection
practices. While encryption is a benefit for users, it poses a challenge for operators who
need to identify as much traffic as possible and understand traffic patterns so that they
can continue to provide the best network service to
their subscribers. To that end Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes new signatures for
the following web applications:

  • YouTube Browsing (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Generic CDN (ioS, Android, PC)
  • Advertisements (PC)
  • Analytics (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)

 

April 16, 2018

The size of the worldwide mobile VoIP market in 2017 was estimated to be US$39.5 billion and it is predicted to triple
in size by 2024. More and more consumers are choosing to communicate via these free
internet-based video, voice and text chat apps. It stands to reason. They are becoming
increasingly ubiquitous, more reliable and they allow cost-free
communication. It speaks volumes that Google launched GoogleDuo, its own video chat mobile
app, which is gaining traction. Apps of this kind are now even being created with specific
audiences in mind, such as Vivox, which provides
integrated voice chat and instant messaging to online games, virtual worlds and other online
communities, serving some of the world’s biggest gaming brands. As with all trends, it’s
important for operators to embrace the growing
popularity of VoIP apps and ensure that they can provide high quality and ultra-reliable
access to them via their networks. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes new signatures
for:

  • GoogleDuo Voice and Video Calls (iOS, Android)
  • Vivox SIP and RTP based voice calls (PC)

 

April 9, 2018

The ever-increasing growth of online video streaming continues at a rapid pace. This
increases demand for better and faster service from mobile networks that will further
increase video quality. Simultaneously, it raises the
pressure on operators to ensure that their networks can provide the highest quality of
experience for their users, in tems of delivering seamless, uninterrupted streaming. Allot’s
latest DART Protocol Pack includes new signatures to
ensure that they can keep pace with the newest versions of the following services:

  • KODI (PC)
  • Chili (iOS, Android, PC)
  • Premium Play (PC)

 

March 27, 2018

News organizations are facing challenging times owing to the proliferation of information
sources on the Internet. Nevertheless, a strong online presence is essential for titles in
all locations as they often remain the ultimate
destination for users of a multitude of different devices, apps and media. Over half (56%) of online news consumers
now use mobile Internet to access news. A significant proportion gets news or is driven to
news outlets via social media and there has been a significant growth in mobile news
aggregators as the gateway to news content. Plus, new
devices like smart-watches and voice-activated digital assistants are emerging as platforms
that drive users to news sources. Operators can ensure that they cater for this continued
appetite for news by facilitating the traffic to and
from news outlets. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack addresses this demand in the Middle
East, which is a particularly fertile region for news, by providing signatures for the
following online news outlets:

  • Ynet (General news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Haaretz (General news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Israel Hayom (General news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Maariv (General news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Globes (Business news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • TheMarker (Business news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Bizportal (Business news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Calcalist (Business news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Sport 5 (Sports news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • 365 Scores (Sports news – iOS, Android, PC)
  • Sport 1 (Sports news – iOS, Android, PC)

 

March 22, 2018

Hundreds of millions of users enjoy massive multiplayer online games (MMOGs) on a daily
basis. The number of players is expected to exceed 661 million by 2022 and the revenue in
this segment already amounts to more than US$1.35 billion worldwide . That’s a lot of users
creating a huge amount of traffic, all of whom demand a fast and seamless online
experience. Furthermore, freemium (free-to-play) games generate a large proportion of this
huge revenue via in-game purchases, so the networks on which they run need to be responsive
to a multitude of transactions and requests that
enable instant access to premium content and functionalities in real-time. To ensure the
highest quality of experience for game-playing users, and to manage the traffic they
generate, Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes
provides signatures for the following games:

  • War Thunder (SPS, PC)
  • PUBG – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PC)
  • FriDay Play (Android)
  • Pokerist (iOS)

 

March 11, 2018

It’s no surprise that shopping is one of the most popular online activities worldwide. We
love to shop and anything that makes the experience faster, more convenient and often
cheaper is inevitably hugely popular. As increasing numbers
of people get connected across the globe, the clamor for online shopping continues to grow.
According to statista.com’s
e-commerce worldwide statistics
,
the figures are already mind-boggling. In 2017, an estimated 1.66 billion people worldwide
purchased goods online. Global e-retail sales amounted to 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars and
projections show a growth of up to 4.48 trillion U.S.
dollars by 2021. So shopping, online retail and B2C services consume a considerable chunk of
bandwidth that’s only going to increase and it’s therefore essential that this traffic is
well managed. To ensure that operators can do this,
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack
includes new signatures to enable them to keep pace with online shopping giants as well as
more localized e-commerce sites. Signatures added
are:

  • eBay
  • Alibaba
  • AliExpress
  • Zap
  • Yad2

 

November 20, 2017

We’ve previously noted how online video streaming has massively expanded, with the number of
users and the data consumption by video streaming apps having skyrocketed. Globally, the
time spent online in media and video apps has grown
by over 200% in the last two years, surpassing the general growth rate of app usage. This
trend is expected to continue. Analysts Research & Markets forecast that the video
streaming market will become a US$70.5 billion industry
by 2021, growing enormously from its 2016 value of US$30.29 billion. This can be attributed,
at least in part, to three factors. Firstly, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets
have become the preferred devices for accessing
video streaming. The most recent generation of video consumers are completely cordless: all
their consumption is WiFi. Secondly, better mobile networks and devices will further
increase video quality and a predisposition to use mobile
devices to watch video. And finally, intensified competition amongst operators to attract
and retain customers will see cheaper mobile data plans that remove friction for use.
Cognizant of this trend, service providers acknowledge the
imperative for their networks to be optimized in order to ensure that the high volume of
video traffic flows seamlessly to users. Pinpointing traffic patterns and bandwidth
consumption is instrumental in achieving this, so that you
can offer attractive service packages and assure good quality of experience for heavy users
of video streaming. To this end, Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack has added new granular
signatures for the following video and live
broadcast streaming applications:

  • YouTube Live (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • LINE TV (iOS, Android, PC, MAC
  • Camerabay (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • AniGamer (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)

 

October 30, 2017

The increasing ubiquity and versatility of mobile devices has resulted in subscribers using
them for an ever wider variety of purposes, from news and video consumption to gaming,
shopping, personal finance and more. We all know that
there’s now an application for everything, from live streaming TV and movies to games; from
cashless payments to banking. Consequently, mobile devices are now at the center of our
digital lifestyle. Increasingly, operators have
recognized this and seek to provide subscribers with their own branded offerings of such
services. By doing so, they harness the opportunity to enrich subscribers’ quality of
experience, reinforce customer loyalty, and develop service
offerings that drive adoption by new users. In Taiwan, for example, FarEasTone
Telecommunications’ suite of mobile applications, branded “FriDay”, fulfils customers’ needs
in a variety of areas. Its aim: to produce individualized
experiences and services that maximize convenience for its customers whenever they use their
mobile devices, thereby making their offering an essential part of customers’ lifestyle.
Responding to this, Allot’s latestDART
Protocol Pack
has added new signatures for the full suite of FriDay mobile web
applications:

  • friDay Music (iOS, Android, PC)
  • friDay Video (iOS, Android, PC)
  • friDay Reading (iOS, Android, PC)
  • friDay Shopping (iOS, Android, PC)
  • friDay Wallet (iOS, Android, PC)
  • friDay Services (iOS, Android, PC)

 

October 23, 2017

Streaming video content is the trend that continues to grow rapidly. Already close to 75% of
global IP traffic, some projections suggest that video alone could represent over 80% of all
traffic by 2021. This includes Internet video, IP
video-on-demand, videos exchanged through file sharing, video streamed gaming, live video,
mobile video and video conferencing. Harnessing and managing this trend is critical for
service providers to ensure that they continue to
deliver a high quality of service to subscribers, to attract new users and to maintain their
existing subscriber base. This can be achieved by offering plans that enable subscribers to
seamlessly use and enjoy video streaming
services, and it requires operators’ close understanding of how and where the terabytes of
video data are being consumed across their bandwidth. To do this involves accurately
monitoring the consumption of bandwidth by streaming
services in order to build the best service plans around such content. Allot’s latestDART
Protocol Pack
has added new signatures for mobile
streaming applications from the following giants that are already huge traffic generators:

  • Facebook Live (iOS, Android)
  • Instagram Live (iOS, Android)

 

October 16, 2017

The increasing proliferation of streaming media applications reflects the growing proportion
of Internet traffic consuming film, TV and video live and on demand. Service providers and
operators understand the popularity of these
services and seek to generate revenue with their own offerings. CSP giant Vodafone offers
its subscribers its Vodafone TV service, including multi-room wireless set-top boxes at
home, complemented by its Vodafone TV Anywhere, enabling
subscribers to watch live or catch-up TV and manage recordings on mobile devices. Filmin
fulfils a demand for local language content in Portugal, Spain and other Latin markets such
as Mexico and reflects the appetite for more niche
offerings on its platform that has a menu of over 9,000 titles, among which are independent
films, series and short films. In both cases, customers want to be confident that broadcast
and HD quality will be optimized, so it pays to
know which streaming services are popular with them, so you can direct the necessary
resources that they require from your network. With this knowledge, you can offer the right
service packages and assure good quality of experience.
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack helps you achieve this, by including granular signatures
for the following streaming services:

  • Filmin (iOS, Android)
  • Vodafone_TV (iOS, Android)

 

October 9, 2017

Continuing to address the demand for unrestricted and private Internet use, Allot has
included new signatures for VPN proxy server apps. Both Turbo VPN and UltraSurf offer users
a free and unfettered connection to the Internet,
enabling anonymous and secure private browsing, with the ability to bypass firewalls and
Internet filtering in certain countries, locations and organizations. In public WiFi
hotspots, these capabilities can be particularly useful both
to protect user privacy and to circumvent any limits these public networks may place on
network usage. However, the control and security of your network starts with visibility. As
use of VPN apps escalate, prudent operators will seek
to ensure that they can observe and keep track of their use, in order to maintain network
service performance and to ensure that network security and integrity is not compromised.
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes new
signatures for the following VPN proxy server apps:

  • Ultrasurf (Android, PC)
  • Turbo VPN (Android, iOS, PC, Mac)

 

September 18, 2017

We all know that interactive games are a serious business. Players of massively multi-player
online games require high performance networks to ensure that they enjoy the best, most
responsive gaming experience. In this highly dynamic
market, which constantly sees the release of new games and update patches for existing
games, Allot provides operators with the granular signatures that enable them to identify
game-players and offer service plans that deliver the
best user experience for them: a “must-have” for operators to remain competitive. Allot’s
latestDART Protocol Packincludes a
new signature for SMITE. Developed by
Hi-Rez Studios, SMITE is one of the most popular and most played battle arena video games
for multiple players. Since its release, the game has logged 257 million hours of collective
playtime with 168 million matches played. In
addition, 3.8 million follow the game on social media. The annual SMITE World Championship
even has a $1 million prize fund. Get Allot’s latest protocol pack and make sure the SMITE
players on your network get the Quality of
Experience they need to perform in battle!

  • SMITE (SPS, XBOX, PC, MAC)

 

September 11, 2017

For popular VoIP applications, Allot traffic classification technology tracks voice and video
sessions separately. This granularity allows operators to monitor and meter how much their
customers use a specific OTT VoIP application in
general, and how much of that use is just voice, or voice plus video. Armed with this
valuable network intelligence, you can determine how to craft and charge for VoIP service
packages. For example, VoIP calls may have unlimited free
use within a zero-rated Viber plan, but Viber video calls are excluded or capped, owing to
the heavier load they put on the network. Allot’s latestDART
Protocol Pack
adds separate Voice and Video signatures for these popular VoIP
applications:

  • Viber Voice Calls
  • Viber Video Calls
  • Imo Voice Calls
  • Imo Video Calls
  • WeChat Voice Calls
  • WeChat Video Calls

 

September 4, 2017

We’re increasingly aware that our online behavior and our transactions are being tracked so
that third parties can target us with content, promotions and advertising, and in more
sinister cases, can defraud us or steal our identities.
So it is understandable that many people choose to use privacy browser applications to
enable anonymous browsing that prevents such unsolicited intrusion and threats to the
security of their sensitive personal data. Blocking tracking
scripts and preventing the appearance of such content and advertising also enhances browsing
efficiency, enabling privacy browsers to upload webpages faster. Others use privacy browsers
in order to hide or redirect their location so
that they can access sites from anywhere in the world that may be blocked for a variety of
reasons on servers in certain locations and jurisdictions. And in some cases they enable
users to bypass usage charges for certain sites.
Although the security aspect of these anonymizers are welcome, hidden users can be a source
of lost revenue, so it is prudent to monitor the use of VPN traffic / privacy browsers.
Allot’s latestDART
Protocol Pack
helps you keep track of how these applications are being used and has
added two new custom signatures to support the following
applications

  • Globus Privacy Browser
  • Epic Privacy Browser

 

August 28, 2017

Streaming media services are proliferating as they seek to satisfy users’ insatiable demand
for watching their favorite video and live broadcast content on any device. And streaming
media apps are a great way for service providers to
add value to existing subscribers, attract new subscribers and generate revenue. Regional
service providers who cater to local cultures and audiences have capitalized on this trend,
as well as the global brands like Netflix. So, in
Belgium, subscribers to VOO receive the VOOMotion streaming service for free, providing
users with 85 channels accessed via any VOO WiFi network or hotspot. The traditional
broadcasters are in the market too, with the pay TV unit BeTV
(formerly Canal + Belgium) offering BeTVGo as a TV everywhere service. BeTVGo is available
to BeTV’s subscribers at no extra price, as a great value add-on, or to non-subscribers for
a monthly or daily fee for the BeTV sports
offering. Both apps cater for audiences in Belgium and Luxembourg with a mix of French
language and international content. Over in the Caribbean, the same phenomenon occurs, with
FlowSports delivering live international sport in HD to
its sport-crazy subscribers in the region. In many regions, the bulk of Internet bandwidth
is consumed by users streaming terabytes of video data on these services, so it pays to know
which streaming services are most popular with
your customers and the resources they require from your network, so you can craft the right
service packages and assure good quality of experience. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack
provides custom application signatures for
VOOMotion, BeTVGo and FlowSports to meter and monitor these services, enabling broadcast
quality to be optimized according to access and type of device so that the best quality user
experience can be assured for audiences in these
different territories. New signatures for these applications are:

  • Be tv Go
  • VooMotion
  • FlowSports

August 21, 2017

Video chat and conferencing applications continue to proliferate as business and recreational
users try alternative communications services over VOIP. Some work only with specific
operating systems. Others work across a range of
operating systems. TokBoxis aPaaS(Platform as a Service) company that provides hosted
infrastructure,APIsand tools required to deliver enterprise-gradeWebRTC (Real-time
communications)capabilities. Zoom provides video and web conferencing services for
businesses, enabling meetings, webinars and events, virtual conference rooms and
cross-platform file sharing and messaging by bringing video
connector systems to the cloud with a developer platform to apply video, voice and screen
sharing. Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
adds new
signatures for these applications:

  • Zoom (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • HouseParty (iOS, Android)
  • TokBox (iOS, Android)

August 14, 2017

This week’s update once again focuses on web applications for business. Primarily cloud-based
services, these applications facilitate co-working, synchronization and electronic signing
of shared documents, and collaboration tools for
the design industry in particular, enabling users to view, share, comment and edit a wide
variety of material including graphic designs, videos, web development and photography.
Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
adds new signatures for the following applications:

  • HighTail (iOS, Android, MAC, PC)
  • Slack (iOS, Android, MAC, PC)
  • Egnyte (iOS, Android, MAC, PC)
  • A360 (iOS, Android, MAC, PC)
  • DocuSign (iOS, Android, MAC, PC)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (MAC, PC)

August 7, 2017

The ever-increasing availability of web apps is enabling users to benefit from a growing
choice of location, navigation and map services. Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
keeps pace with the usage of these popular web apps by adding new
signatures for a range of such services for mobile phones, tablets and desktops / laptops.
Newly added signatures include:

  • Sygic (iOS, Android)
  • Tomtom (iOS, Android)
  • Yandex Maps (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)

 

July 31, 2017

We can’t get enough of web applications, because they provide us with wonderful tools for
business, co-working, creative pursuits and social interaction wherever we are. Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
keeps up with the fast pace of web app adoption by adding new
signatures for a range of apps that exemplify the wide variety of ways
we use and enjoy them, from SAS OnDemand’s statistical analysis in the cloud, Zendesk’s
scalable customer service platform, Yammer’s file sharing and communications and Snappy TV’s
cloud-based live video creation and distribution to
the serious business of testing upload and download speeds with the Oz Broadband Speed Test,
and the fun of flirting with the hugely popular Tinder.

  • SAS OnDemand (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Zendesk (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Yammer (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Tinder (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Snappy TV (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • OzBroadband Speed Test (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)

 

July 24, 2017

The use of online meeting and conferencing tools continues to be a popular and practical
communications solution for businesses of all kinds and sizes. Interoperability has become a
hugely important facet of these offerings, in order
to ensure that users have access to video conferencing facilities whatever platform or
device they’re using. VoIP services aim to provide users with a simple, seamless way to
conduct online video conferences, while sharing screens,
documents and videos. Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
keeps up with the latest updates to VoIP services, in this case
BlueJeans web collaboration and
BlueJean Conferencing, by providing the relevant signatures to identify business-critical
traffic that uses them, and to give this traffic the right quality of service to assure good
video conferencing in future.

  • BlueJeans (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • BlueJeans Conferencing (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)

 

July 17, 2017

The continuingly growing popularity of VPN (Virtual Private Network) use has given rise to
more VPN services that provide users with anonymity and access to sites that may be blocked
from their regular IP address. Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
keeps abreast of this proliferation of VPNs to help you get an accurate
view of VPN traffic and monitor its use. To that end, Allot
has added the following new signatures to the numerous VPN applications that it already
supports, so that you can track the use of these popular services:

  • Express VPN (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • IPVanish VPN (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Private Internet Access VPN (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • TunnelGuru (PC)
  • Vypr VPN (iOS, Android, PC, MAC)
  • Zero VPN (Android)

 

July 10, 2017

We continue to add signatures to help you support the use of Google’s ever-growing and hugely
popular web and mobile applications, and to support the high use rates of instant messaging
applications. Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
now includes a signature for Google Allo, Google’s own instant
messaging mobile application for Android and iOS. This addition
joins many of the granular signatures Allot has already developed to help you analyze the
use, popularity and QoE of Google services on your network, including GoogleTalk,
GoogleHangouts, Google Drive, Google Earth, Google Maps,
Google Play, Google Play Music, Google Voice Search, Google Proxy, Google Duo, Google Cloud
Storage and more.

  • Google Allo (Android, iOS)

 

July 3, 2017

Expectation is already building for the start of the new football season. In the meantime,
while soccer fans wait, many fill the close-season by recreating the thrills of live matches
with the current versions of hugely popular
football video games. The #1-selling game of this kind worldwide is FIFA 2017, with sales in
the tens of millions. Available for all the major consoles, Microsoft Windows and in mobile
versions for Android and iOS, FIFA 17 requires
fast and seamless operating power for players to enjoy their gameplay to the fullest.
Allot’sDART
Protocol Pack
includes a signature for FIFA
17 so you can monitor and assure gamers‘ quality of experience, and it lays the groundwork
for future releases, as we anticipate the forthcoming arrival of FIFA 18.

  • FIFA 17 (PC, Sony Play Station 4, XBOX One)

 

June 27, 2017

People love to consume content that reflects their culture and language. Local Internet TV
and on-demand video streaming content sites have millions of daily users who want a
high-quality viewing and listening experience. Your ability
to meet QoE expectations and to craft service plans around streaming content depends on your
ability to monitor and meter its conumption and to shape the QoS your network delivers.
Allot’s recentDART
Protocol Pack
added new signatures for these streaming applications that are popular
in South Korea, Japan, Italy, and South Africa.

  • KKTV (IoS, Android)
  • Sportube TV (IoS, Android, PC)
  • ShowMax (IoS, Android, PC, MAC)

 

June 19, 2017

WhatsApp is one of the most popular social apps around. Groups of family, friends, and
colleagues chat and share content round the clock. WhatsApp calls are used by millions to
keep in touch when voice service isn’t available or just
because it’s convenient. Some service providers have deployed zero-rated or “dim sum”
WhatsApp plans to attract and retain both postpaid and prepaid subscribers. With Allot
solutions, you can determine which WhatsApp services to
include in your zero-rated plan. For example, chat and VoIP calls have unlimited free use,
but video calls and transfers are capped or not included at all, due to the heavier load
they put on the network. Allot’s recentDART
Protocol Pack
added a new signature for WhatsApp Video, which rounds out the
WhatsApp_Chat and WhatsApp_Voice and WhatsApp_Transfer signatures
that Allot already supports, so you can craft and charge for zero-rated service plans that
are just right for your market.

  • WhatsApp_Video (Android, iOS)

 

June 5, 2017

The trend in VPN applications seems to indicate that the more we are consuming and sharing
online, the more we seek to protect of our privacy. Free and paid VPN applications are
cropping up all over because they let mobile users to
maintain their privacy online and are very easy to download and use on Android and iPhone
devices. Most importantly, VPN apps enable users to freely access websites that are blocked
for a variety of reasons. For example, a high school
may block social media sites that students want to access 24/7, or popular video content may
not be accessible in certain countries where people want to watch. The VPN app acts as an
Internet proxy, hiding your IP address and your ID
as you access any site via WiFi, 3G and 4G connections. Allot’s latestDART
Protocol Pack
adds two new signatures to the many
anonymityapplications that Allot already supports, so you can track usage of these popular
VPN services.

  • Cloud VPN (Android)
  • Ark VPN (Android, iOS)

 

March 13, 2017

Peer-to-peer just got a whole lot easier. Instead of struggling with the complicated world of
torrents that often expose users to viruses and unwanted scrutiny, startups like Seedr are
making it easier and safer than ever to obtain and
stream content to smartphones, tablets and PCs. Seedr handles the P2P transfer and stores
requested content in the cloud, where users can stream it on demand or download it with
complete privacy. Seedr customers never actually connect
to the torrent network. ISPs have been monitoring and managing P2P traffic on their networks
for years due to its propensity to open many connections and grab all the available
bandwidth. By making P2P simple, accessible, and private,
Seedr may be starting a trend that makes P2P more popular than ever! Allot’s latestDART
Protocol Pack
includes a traffic classification
signature for Seedr, so you can keep tabs on the use of this streaming content app.

  • Seedr (Android, iOS, PC)

 

February 6, 2017

Streaming media sites account for an ever-growing percent of Internet traffic. In many
regions, the lion’s share of Internet bandwidth is consumed by people who are streaming
videos and listening to music, thanks to the proliferation
of streaming sites. Local content is as popular as global brands – if not more so. Allot’s
latestDART Protocol Packincludes new
granular signatures for streaming
content that caters to Asian audiences. Contact[email protected]to
learn how your network can monitor and assure QoE for the streaming apps and websites that
are popular
with your customers.

  • Catchplay (Taiwan, China)
  • Viu (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Philippines)

 

January 30, 2017

Uber isn’t the only alternative taxi service in town. Local and regional apps are popping up
to connect drivers and passengers in urban areas with a convenient service that saves them
time and money over traditional taxi service or
driving their own car. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes new granular signatures
for tech transit apps that cater to two different regions. Contact [email protected] to learn
how your network can monitor the tech transit apps
that your customers are using.

  • Little Cab (Kenya)
  • InDriver (Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan)

 

December 19, 2016

Foxtel Go subscribers in Australia can take their service with them wherever they go because
the app streams their favorite video and live broadcast content to any device over 3G, 4G or
WiFi. And it’s free! The data usage for Streaming
Foxtel Go video is umetered (i.e., zero-rated) when users are connected to Foxtel Broadband
or using their Telstra Home Broadband services. Support for multiple devices per home
subscription make Foxtel Go a great way for everyone in
the family to watch the TV shows, movies, and sports events they like best, using their own
device. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes a granular signature for Foxtel Go,
enabling broadcast quality to be optimized according to
access and type of device to assure the best quality user experience. Need a custom
application signature to monitor and meter your own branded services? Contact us to find out
how Allot solutions forapplication-based
charging
can work to enhance your bottom line.

  • Foxtel Go

 

December 12, 2016

With so many interactive games to choose from, it’s tough to attract players and even harder
to keep them. Game developers are constantly planning new version drops and innovative
rewards systems to entice players to log in every day
and play more. Wild Star from Carbine Studios has a loyal play-to-win (P2W) community who
eagerly await each release to try out new features and to see if the developer fixed all the
things they said they would. Wild Star also
offers a free-to-play (F2P) version that resulted in a massive population grab when it was
released, as people were drawn to the free play and to the more casual, theme-park related
content rather than the dungeons/raider challenges
that typify the subscription game. While Carbine server performance is a big factor
affecting play, the user experience may also depend on the quality of service your network
is delivering at any given moment. Want to make your
network gamer-friendly? Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes a granular signature that
enables you to monitorWild Startraffic and the quality of experience that
F2P and P2W players are getting from
your network.

  • Wild Star

 

Nov 28, 2016

People all over the world play Counter Strike, including international teams who compete in
the World Cyber Games (WCG) and other annual tournaments, where prizes of tens of thousands
of dollars are awarded to the best
counter-terrorists! Whether your customers are playing the standard CS 1.6, CS Source, or
the latest Global Offensive version (CS GO), Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes a
granular signature that enables you to monitor Counter
Strike traffic and the quality of experience that players on PC platforms are getting from
your network.

  • Counter Strike

 

November 21, 2016

Netflix started a revolution in online entertainment and they are gradually expanding their
streaming video service to many countries around the world. But they’re not the only game in
town. Regional providers of video content who
cater to local cultures and languages are also streaming Terabytes of video data across
mobile and fixed data networks. It pays to know which streaming services are most popular
with your customers and the resources they require from
your network, so you can craft the right service packages and assure good quality of
experience. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack includes granular signatures for Iflix
(southeast Asia’s fastest growing Internet TV service) and HOOQ
(streaming video service in the Philippines specializing in local titles), that enables you
to monitor consumption and QoE of these services on Android, iOS, PC and Mac devices.

  • iflix
  • HOOQ

 

November 14, 2016

Google web services comprise an ever-growing collection of applications used by
billions. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we added granular signatures for Google Duo
(person-to-person video calling app) and Google Cloud
Storage (online storage and retrieval of any amount of data any time and from anywhere in
the world). These new additions join the many granular signatures Allot has already
developed to help you analyze the use, popularity and QoE of
Google services on your network, including GoogleTalk, GoogleHangouts, Google Drive, Google
Earth, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Play Music, Google Voice Search, Google Proxy, and
more.

  • Google Duo
  • Google Cloud Storage

 

November 8, 2016

Service providers want to monitor and measure subscriber use of home-branded applications and
services, and to control the quality of experience they deliver. Many of the signatures in
ourDARTProtocols Library have been
developed specifically for this purpose. For example, some mobile providers have jumped on
the VoIP bandwagon by offering their own branded
“app” for online calling and messaging to mobile and landline phones. Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Pack includes granular signatures that allow these operators to distinguish between
regular VoIP calls that use SIP protocol, and video
VoIP calls that use RTP protocol. They use this granularity to control QoE for video
streaming and photo sharing traffic within the VoIP service, and to assure satisfaction with
their operator-branded app. Allot can do the same for
your branded apps. Contact[email protected]to learn how.

  • [Your brand] online calling app SIP
  • [Your brand] online calling app RTP

September26, 2016

IPTV card sharing is a known method for using a smartcard over a local network or over
the Internet. The great benefit of cardsharing technology is that it allows people to
tune into their favorite channels and programs using the
receiver of their choice – whether it’s in another room in the house or in a holiday
home that is miles away. Software applications like CCcam, Gbox and others take care of
sharing the access code over a local network or over the
Internet, so there is no need for subscribers to take their subscription card in and out
of different receivers, and no need to bring the card on vacation and run the risk of
losing it. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we’ve
added a granular signature so you can monitor CCcam usage and make sure that cardsharing
is not being abused on your network.

  • CCcam

 

September 12, 2016

A few weeks ago, we announced that TunnelBear had been added to our signature library,
enabling detection of this popular VPN application on iPhone devices. In Allot’s latest
DART Protocol Pack, we’ve refined this signature to identify
TunnelBear on Android devices as well, giving you a more complete picture of who’s using
TunnelBear and how much traffic it generates on your network.

  • TunnelBear (Android)

 

August 22, 2016

Blizzard Entertainment offersa whole slew of interactive games that are played by
millions. While leader boards give some estimation of the number of people playingeach
game, the game-maker does not always publish a running
tally of active players. To find out how many of your network customers are avid
Blizzard gamers and which games they use most, just install Allot’s latest DART Protocol
Pack, which includes a newsignature for Heroes of the
Storm, in addition to our long-standing application signatures for the World of
Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft series.

  • Heroes of the Storm

 

August 15, 2016

Wikipedia is where everyone goes for information – right? Well, that depends on whether
they get charged for the data usage or not. According to keynote session discussions at
GSMA MOBILE 360 AFRICA this past July, zero-rating
applications like Wikipedia is a proven way to drive service penetration in markets that
are highly price-sensitive, and to establish usage habits that eventually can move from
subsidized to non-subsidized plans. Exempting a specific
application from the user’s data cap requires accurate identification, monitoring and
charging enforcement. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack we added a signature for
Wikipedia so you can make this essential data service more
affordable, and in the process, enable unbridled access to knowledge for your customers.

  • Wikipedia

 

August 8, 2016

Candy Crush? Forget about it. The biggest game right now is Pokémon Go. Sources say that
this new summer craze hasupwards of 25 million
daily active users
, who are trying to catch Pokémon on their mobile phones.
According to a recent Forbes poll, 69% of users play the game at work, which in addition
to driving some bosses and co-workers crazy, is having no
small impact on productivity. While signs and emails warning employees to abstain during
work hours is one way to deal with the phenomenon, savvy enterprises can make
game-playing part of their Acceptable Use Policy by monitoring
employee use of gaming applications and limiting access during key work hours. In
addition to the many gaming applications that Allot already supports, Allot’s latest
DART Protocol Pack supports Venusaur, Charizard, Pikachu, and all
the other Pokémon in:

  • Pokémon Go

 

August 3, 2016

VPN applications that allow Internet users to maintain their privacy onlinehave become
quitepopular on Android and iPhone devices. As these tools get easier to use, they also
proliferate, giving mobile users lots of choice
regarding how private and anonymous they want or need to be. In addition to the many
anonymizer applications that Allot already supports, Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack
adds granular signatures that enable you to track usage of
these global VPN services:

  • VPN Master (Android)
  • TunnelBear (iPhone)
  • Hotspot Shield (Android, iPhone)

 

July 26, 2016

How many different instant messaging and chat applications does the market need? There is
always room for more, especially if the app adds a new twist that makes it easy and
convenient to use. That’s where IMO fits in. Normally,
preinstalled apps, like Google Talk on Android, let users chat only with other
Google/Gmail users. IMO extends your chat reach by letting you chat with people who have
accounts on Yahoo! Messenger, MSN, Facebook, Google Talk, Jabber,
MySpace, Hyves, VKontakte, or any of the dozens of popular chat services. No need to
sign into your web-based IM client, or for your friends to have the same client on their
phones. That would account for the app’s more than 100
million users to date. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack provides granular signatures
for IMO so you can track usage of:

  • IMO (text)
  • IMO Calls (Voice)

 

July 12, 2016

The imperative to provide customers with access to more value-added content continues to
grow. In the UK, BBC iPlayer, the BBC’s Internet catch-up service for television and
radio news and entertainment, has proved to be so popular
that it has migrated to operators’ offerings, as part of their video on demand services,
with some operators providing it as a “red button” service from set-top boxes. In
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, wehave introduced the
signature specifically for the iPlayer radio streaming service:

  • iPlayer Radio (streaming music)

 

July 4, 2016

How do video game developers and publishers like Rockstar Games keep customers playing
day after day? With DLCs. After a big new release hits the Internet, a steady stream of
downloadable content (DLC) packages containing new
characters, assets, and story plots are made available over time. When a new DLC drops,
playtime spikes significantly as gamers try out all the new stuff with their friends.
The latest DLC for Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5), released on
June 7, 2016, is causing a stir as Xbox One, Playstation, and PC users dive intoFurther
Adventures in Finance and Felony
. To assure quality of experience for millions
ofaspiring “kingpins,” broadband service
providers should be using Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, which uses granular
gamingsignatures to identifyGrand Theft Auto 5 in particular as well as usage of
Rockstar Games in general:

  • GTA 5 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  • Rockstar Games (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

 

June 27, 2016

While free new maps, game modes, weapons, etc. have been launched each month since Halo
5: Guardians hit the shelves last October, the last and biggest of these free content
releases – Warzone Firefight – will be available starting
June 29, 2016. In celebration, the full game of Halo 5 will be available for
freedownload and play from June 29 to July 5 to Xbox Live Gold members. Service
providers who want to assure quality of experience for their online
“Spartans” can use Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, which includes a granular
signature for:

  • Halo 5

 

June 20, 2016

Gamers wait for new releases of their favorite games with great anticipation. The
build-up to a new release is accompanied by a countdown clock, a trailer that shows off
new characters and capabilities, and online forums where users
weigh in on every aspect of the game and itsexpected enhancements. For example, the
highly popular Battlefield game is already counting down to the next release, scheduled
for November of this year. In Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Pack, we added a granular signature for Battlefield 4, which runs on XBox One,
PC, and PlayStation 3/4, and laid the groundwork for future releases so you can monitor
and assure the gamerexperience:

  • Battlefield 4

 

June 13, 2016

Private VPN services provided by the Tor project are used by millions the world over,
including IT professionals, law enforcement, journalists, bloggers, business execs,
researchers and everyday users who want to protect their privacy.
A number of applications, like bridges and pluggable transports have sprouted up around
Tor to improve the privacy and the experience. Some Tor browsers provide bridges by
default. And if not, these tools can be downloaded at any
time. A bridge is a tool that makes Tor traffic look like any other traffic, such that
censors and other monitors do not identify it as Tor per se. In Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Pack, we refined our signature for the Tor obfs4 safe
transport, to assure accruate identification of this kind of traffic on your
network:

  • Tor Obfs4

 

May 30, 2016

Online games like League of Legends aren’t just about playing games to pass the time.
These games are played daily by tens of millions around the world who are competing with
one another to win. Their creators continuously improve the
game, adding new characters and capabilitiesas they aimto make it a part of your life–a
competitive sport or activity that you grow up with and keep playing over the years.
What sets online games apart from
other competitive games like baseball and football is that they are designed to be
played in cyber space with anyone, anywhere, at any time. That means your network has to
be able to deliver at all times. There’s nothing worse than
getting nailed in a game due to a lull in response time. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol
Pack, we refined our signatures for these popular gaming applications, so you can spot
your game-players and offer service plans that assure
their user experience:

  • League of Legends
  • Clash of Clans
  • Diablo

 

May 23, 2016

Recently, users of the WhatsApp application got a message asking them to update to the
“Gold” version of the app. To make it super appealing, people were told that WhatsApp
Gold was a “secret” version used only by celebrities until
now. The bait worked. Lots of users installed the Gold, only to find out that it is a
hoax perpetrated by hackers who are injecting malware into millions of smartphones so
they can extract personal data. What a great opportunity for
CSPs to protect network customers and gain their loyalty! Instead of users scrambling to
install anti-virus apps on their phones to get rid of the malware infection, CSPscan
safeguard customer devices and data withSecurity as a
Service delivered straight from their telcocloud
. Not sure who to target? Just
look at the user behavior statistics provided by Allot and find
out who’s hooked on WhatsApp. Allot granular application signatures distinguish between
WhatsApp messaging and WhatsApp voice traffic – butnotWhatsApp Gold – because
there ain’t no gold in that ‘thar application.
In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we refined the signatures for WhatsApp so you can
accurately track usage of:

  • WhatsApp (messaging)
  • WhatsApp_Voice

 

May 16, 2016

Online meeting and conferencing platforms are very popular with companies of all sizes.
Starting a meeting often takes only one click and the applications offer great features
such as screen-sharing, keyboard/mouse control, VoIP,
drawing tools, and more. Some platforms work only with a specific operating system,
while others support all features on multiple operating systems. These online
conferencing apps help virtual teams collaborate by sharing screens and
documents, and also using video to gain the productivity benefits of being “in the same
room” without having to travel. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack added new application
signatures for GoToMeeting. Granular signatures
distinguish between simple voice or live video conferencing so you can identify this
business-critical traffic and give it the right Quality of Service (QoS) to assure
productive online meetings:

  • GoToMeeting
  • GoToMeeting_Voice
  • GoToMeeting_Video

 

May 9th, 2016

At one end of the instant messaging spectrum, we see a rise in secure messaging that
gives users absolutely privacy when sending a text message. At the other end of the IM
spectrum, there are apps like FireChat that let you set up your
own “chat room” where you can text-chat with others – even when you are both offline!
But it’s hardly private. Anyone can participate simply by entering your chat room. Per
the online reviews, it appears that while users value the
ability to message offline (like when you’re on a plane), they also want the option to
chat privately, without the whole chat room seeing their messages. Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Pack added a granular signature for FireChat, and
like all of Allot’s supported protocols, this signature will be revisited and refined as
the app develops:

  • FireChat (Android and iPhone)

 

May 3rd, 2016

Good ideas tend to create a bandwagon effect as others jump on the bandwagon to get a
piece of the action. Recently, this space talked about Confide and Signal – a couple of
popular apps for secure messaging that is absolutely private.
Signal is not alone in identifying the growing desire for privacy. Consumers who seek
privacy have a choice of secure messenger apps, each with its own encryption and message
self-destruction features. Since apps are so easy to
try, your customers could be using one app today, and another tomorrow. To help you keep
track of online behavior and usage patterns, Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack added
granular signatures for:

  • Wickr
  • iCrypt

 

April 25th, 2016

Subscription video on demand (SVOD) is quite popular in far-flung Australia and New
Zealand, where SVOD providers Neon (from Sky), Lightbox (from Spark NZ) and others are
fueling uptake and daily visits to their service with free
trials and ongoing promotions. The battle for eyeballs intensified when Netflix launched
its SVOD service on both sides of the Tasman sea just over one year ago. While daily
visits don’t necessarily translate to actual viewing, it
behooves SVOD providers to track usage and consumption patterns for their own service
and for competing services and to assure high-quality video viewing. To that end,
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack provides granular signatures
for:

  • Neon_VOD_Streaming
  • Lightbox_VOD_Streaming

 

April 19th, 2016

It’s somewhat ironic that online sharing via all kinds of social media and messaging
apps, has many people searching for more personal privacy – and security. And it’s a
growing trend. Even Facebook has expressed concern that less
personal stuff is being shared on Facebook these days in favor of generic links to
publicly available content. Moreover, people are learning that unbridledonline
sharing can put users at risk
for malware, ransomware and other threats. The
quest for privacy has given rise to a new genre of
applications, like Confide, which employs military-grade cryptology, “swipe to read”
visibility that inhibits screen shots, and immediate deletion to ensure that your text
message is seen only by its intended recipient and no one else
– ever. Who knows? “Private communications” could be the next big thing. Allot’s latest
DART Protocol Pack lets you monitor the use of privacy apps on your network with a
granular signature for:

  • Confide

 

April 11th, 2016

Open Whisper Systems developed one of the most widely respected encrypted communications
apps called “Signal” which runs on Android and iOS devices. Every message and phone call
is encrypted and completely private without the users
having to do anything. Following an audit by independent security experts and a nod of
recognition by Edward Snowden, the app has become popular with high-profile legal
departments, cyber security professionals and others who require
absolute privacy. Want to know how much Signal traffic is on your network? Just use
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack with the new granular signatures for:

  • Signal (Instant Messaging)
  • Signal Calls (VoIP)

 

April 4th, 2016

Online anonymity is often viewed as counter-productive and there is a vigorous and
ongoing debate regarding the unprecedented anonymity enabled by the Internet. The
creators of the Tor project are understandably pro-anonymity, arguing
in favor of the many positive and productive uses of TOR by all kinds of people,
including IT professionals, law enforcement, journalists, bloggers, business execs,
researchers and everyday users who want to protect their privacy. In
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack we revisited and refined these TOR transport protocols
to assure accurate detection of their use:

  • TOR ScrambleSuit (pluggable proxy transport protocol)
  • TOR Obfs4 (TCP obfuscation layer)
  • TOR

 

March 28th, 2016

Every so often, we do some DPI housecleaning and rearranging to make sure that you get
the most accurate application visibility possible. In recent weeks, this space informed
you about new granular signatures that distinguish between
VoIP voice calls and VoIP video calls for a number of popular VoIP applications. These
same “VoIP” applications also provide traditionaltextchat, which millions of
people use every day. Rather than classify text
chats as “VoIP” we reclassified this usage as “Instant Messaging” because it more
accurately reflects what the user is doing. Therefore, in Allot’s latest DART Protocol
Pack theseexisting signatureswill show up in
your monitoring reports as Instant Messaging when the application is being used for text
chat. As a result, you can track text, voice, and video usage separately for the same
application.

  • Daum MyPeople
  • Freeyah
  • Fring
  • GoogleHangouts
  • GoogleTalk
  • Indoona
  • Libon
  • Line
  • MessageNet
  • Nimbuzz
  • Qchat
  • Rebtel
  • Skype
  • Tango
  • Viber

 

March 21st, 2016

Fixed, mobile and coverged network operators want to track usage of their branded
services and applications to evaluate uptake, or gauge the popularit of their own
services versus the myriad of OTT applications that compete for
subscriber eyeballs. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack features a granular signature
especially for the leading service provider in the Czech Republic, allowing them to
track the use of their O2 TV streaming iptv service on PC,
Android, and iOS devices.

  • O2 TV

 

March 14th, 2016

More than a year ago, cloud services provide, Okta, said that Microsoft Office 365 had
passed SalesForce, Box, and Google Apps for Work as the #1 application deployed by their
enterprise customers. Since then, the number of Office 365
users has grown dramatically, to the extent that applications like “SharePoint” are
making a comeback after experiencing a decline due to alternative solutions such as
Dropbox, WeTransfer and YouTube. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol
Pack, we added granular signatures so cloud providers can track usage and assure QoS of
these Office 365 applications:

  • Office 365 SharePoint
  • Office 365 Sway
  • Office 365 Video

 

March 8th, 2016

We continue to help mobile operators battle voice revenue leakage by understanding how
often and how much their customers use OTT VoIP applications instead of making voice
calls. As Allot develops new signatures to distinguish between
voice and video usage within VoIP applications, we also regularly revisit and refine
those signatures to assure accurate traffic classification every time. In Allot’s latest
DART Protocol Pack, we added new granular signatures for
Tango and updated some existing application signatures:

  • Tango Voice Calls
  • Tango Video Calls
  • MS Lync Voice Calls
  • MS Lync Video Calls
  • WhatsApp Voice
  • Facebook Voice Calls (mobile app)
  • Facebook Video Calls (mobile app)

 

March 1st, 2016

We continue to help mobile operators battle voice revenue leakage by understanding how
often and how much their customers use OTT VoIP applications instead of making voice
calls. One of the attractions of these applications is the
ability to conduct video calls with one or several people. Video calls are a great way
to maintain long-distance relationships with family and friends, or to keep in touch
while traveling, or just because it’s fun. In Allot’s latest
DART Protocol Pack, we’ve added granular signatures for popular Google Hangouts:

  • Google Hangouts Voice Calls
  • Google Hangouts Video Calls

 

February 23rd, 2016

Mobile operators have been battling voice revenue leakage since the rise of over-the-top
VoIP applications, which enable mobile users to make free voice and video calls. One of
the things mobile operators want to know is what is
the extent of the leakage? To answer that question, you need to be able to track not
only the specific application, such as “Line” for example, but also the sub-applications
within it, like Line voice calls versus Line video calls.
Armed with this valuable insight on individual usage and preferences, you can craft
personalized data packages to keep customers engaged with your service and to offset
voice revenue leakage. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack,
we’ve added granular signatures for:

  • Line Voice calls
  • Line Video calls

 

February 9th, 2016

If you want to profile and segment customer online behavior, you need to get granular.
That means knowing the mobile OS and Apps your customers use, and how they use them. For
example, loyal iPhone customers are hooked on FaceTime,
because it lets them make voice and video calls instantly and easily. However, voice and
video traffic make very different delivery demands on your network. And people who
prefer voice calls probably behave differently online than
video callers. Now, Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack lets you accurately track FaceTime
usage with granular application signatures for:

  • FaceTime Video Calls
  • FaceTime Voice Calls

 

February 2nd, 2016

TOR is popular anonymizer application that uses the “onion router.” Onion Router is a
website that takes requests for web-pages and routes them through other onion router
nodes, until your requested page reaches you. Onion routers
encrypt the traffic which means no one can see what you’re asking for, and the layers of
the onion don’t know who they’re working for. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack we
added signatures that identify these TOR transport
protocols that use the Onion Router network:

  • TOR ScrambleSuit (pluggable proxy transport protocol)
  • TOR Obfs4 (TCP obfuscation layer)

 

January 25th, 2016

Chat applications used to be considered a distraction by businesses, who thought
employees were chatting with family, friends and other non-business contacts. Today,
applications like GChat and WeChat are popping up regularly on
business smartphone screens, telling latecomers that an important meeting is starting,
pinging colleagues for real-time answers to urgent problems, or just a simple “lunch?”
Chat has become an integral enabler of business mobility. In
Allot’s latest DART protocol pack, we revisted and refined the DPI signatures these
popular chat (VoIP) applications so you can track usage and online behavior:

  • Google Hangout / Google Hangout RTP
  • WeChat (popular in China!)

 

January 4th, 2016

As Netflix streaming content is launched in more and more markets around the world, cord
cutters are terminating their cable TV packages and cobbling together their own à la
carte video packages in which a Netflix subscription
typically plays a starring role along. In addition, new streaming content channels are
emerging all the time to capture both cord-cutters and “cord-nevers” – the 18-29 year
olds who never had a cable TV subscription and are happy to
connect their smartphones to the big TV screen in their living room. The over-the-top TV
phenonemon creates traffic that your network needs to deliver and is a consumer behavior
that you should be tracking. – so you can target the
right kind of service packages to this growing segment of subscribers. In Allot’s latest
DART protocol pack, we refined the following application signatures for NetFlix:

  • Netflix
  • Netflix browsing

 

December 28th, 2015

In January 2015, Twitter acquired the live streaming app, Periscope, before it was
launched to the public. Two months later, Twitter made the app available to Android
phones and 4 months after that – Periscope already had more
than 10 million users who were streaming live video broadcasts to their followers on
Twitter. This means that millions of Twitter socialites are now sharing live video
streams over your network, and re-tweeting them over and over. In
Allot’s latest DART protocol pack, we added a granular signature for Persicope so you
can track app and user behavior.

  • Periscope

 

December 21st, 2015

According toa recent surveyby YouGov BrandIndex, the two top radio
streaming applications among millenials are Pandora and Spotify who lead the market by
wide margins – with relative newcomers, iRadio and iHeartRadio, ranking 3rd and 4th
respectively. As streaming radio services vie for market share,
your network service can stand out as a streaming-optimized ISP that delivers a smooth
listening experience on any “station.” In Allot’s latest DART protocol pack, we added
two granular signatures so you can track usage and assure QoE
for these streaming radio applications:

  • iRadio
  • iHeartRadio

 

December14th, 2015

Streaming radio has become so popular, many of the top radio personalities in the United
States are ranked not only according to the number of traditional radio listeners they
attract, but also according to the number of online
listeners who stream their show over the Internet. Sites like SHOUTcast even tell you
how many hundreds of thousands of people are streaming radio at any given moment. One
thing radio listeners don’t like is to experience frequent
buffering gaps during the broadcast – which can happen when your network is congested.
Allot’s Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology lets you track numerous radio
streaming applications, so you can give streaming radio fans a
smooth listening experience. In Allot’s latest DART protocol pack, we added:

  • SHOUTcast

 

December7th, 2015

The days of download-and-store are fading away. Rather than keep a limited selection of
music and movies on your device, you can access a much wider variety of content and view
it on demand, without using up device storage space. It’s
no wonder that streaming has grown by leaps and bounds. This change in online behavior
also has repercussions on network usage. When downloading a big video file for offline
viewing, it’s not so critical if it takes 1 minute or two
minutes. But when streaming music or video, even tiny delays in delivery have a big
effect on the user’s digital experience, so it’s important to track and assure QoE –
especially for service providers who want to bundle popular video
content in their service plans. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we added a new
signature for this streaming site used by millions in India:

  • HotStar

 

November 30th, 2015

When Facebook launched its in-app browser, it let users view links without being thrown
out to their regular default browser. As the in-app browser was rolled out to more
accounts, the volume of “Facebook” traffic on operator
networks naturally increased as users streamed videos and viewed links without leaving
their Facebook page. This change in Facebook usage patterns can have a significant
impact on operators who offer application-based service plans
with free Facebook usage. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we added new signature
for Facebook in-app browser, enabling service providers to obtain a granular view of
user behavior and the traffic generated by this application:

  • Facebook in-app browser

 

November 23rd, 2015

A couple of weeks ago we focused on Netflix, who are rolling out their content streaming
service to Europe through local service providers. While global content strives to gain
market share, regional local-language content is often
just as popular if not moreso! LaRepubblica is one of the biggest providers of streaming
content in Italy and ISPs are often judged on the streaming experience they provide. In
our latest DART Protocol Pack, we revisited and refined
our granular signature for these popular applications so you can track and assure
QoE.

  • laRepubblica_Streaming
  • laRepubblica_Browsing

 

November 19th, 2015

Remember the days when telegram messages were peppered with “Stop” and could be read by
everyone along the delivery chain? Probably not. Those days are long gone. Today,
applications like Telegram Messenger make it easier than ever to
send encrypted instant messages “for your eyes only.” Encrypted or not, Allot’s Dynamic
Actionable Recognition Technology can identify the application. In our latest DART
Protocol Pack, we revisited and refined our granular signature
for Telegram so you can track how your subscribers use this popular application.

  • Telegram

 

November 16th, 2015

As Netflix streams across the ocean, there is no longer any need for European consumers
to buy all sorts of proxy servers and special software in order to watch their favorite
movies, sitcoms, and other shows. Global providers such as
Vodafone and others, are now offering unfettered access to Netflix content bundled right
into their serivce plans. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we refined our granular
signature for Netflix streaming content so you can track
how your subscribers use this popular application and how it utilizes your network!

  • Netflix

 

November 9th, 2015

Everyone uses Google – to search for information; to store files; to share photos, to map
driving routes, to conduct online surveys; to hang out with friends; and the list goes
on. Just knowing that people are using “Google”
doesn’t tell you much about their preferences. But knowing the specific Google services
they use can tell you a lot about subscriber preferences. In Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Pack, we refined our granular signatures for these
Google applications so you can track their use:

  • Google Drive
  • Google Hangout
  • Google Maps
  • Google Play

 

November 2nd, 2015

The Internet enables all kinds of global communities to share their data and market their
wares. One of the most popular video-sharing communities is Vimeo which delivers HD and
SD playback and promises no intrusive ads. Its privacy
and no-ads policies are driving a growing number of marketers choose Vimeo as their
video hosting platform – even for a fee – rather than suffer the constant ads and
exposure on competing free platforms, like YouTube. In Allot’s
latest DART Protocol Pack, we refined our signature for Vimeo, so you can track
subscriber use of this popular site:

  • Vimeo

 

October 26th, 2015

According to our recentAllot
MobileTrends Report H2/2015
, a whopping 93.6% of mobile data customers access
online social networking sites such as
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest at least once a day. With Allot’s
Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology you can track and analyze the usage patterns
of these applications in order to target the right services
to the Millennials, Baby Boomers, Digitally Hooked, and other user profiles among your
customers. Find out more in our MobileTrends report. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack
focused on refining signatures for these popular social
networking applications:

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

 

October 19th, 2015

In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we continue to revisit and refine many of our
existing application signatures in response to changes that we notice in application
behavior, packet structure, or other characteristics. This week,
the focus is on anonymizer applications. Allot’s DPI research team is constantly alert
and able to respond rapidly to application and protocol updates to assure accurate
traffic monitoring and classification. This week, we refined
these popular VPN applications:

  • Freegate (used by millions in China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and many other
    countries)
  • Open VPN (open source VPN application for PCs)

 

October 12th, 2015

VoIP applications and protocols never stand still. Vendors are always adding new
features, tweaking performance and doing whatever they can to enhance the user
experience. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we revisited and refined many
of
our existing VoIP signatures in response to changes that we noticed in application
behavior, packet structure, or other characteristics. Allot’s DPI research team is
constantly alert and able to respond rapidly to application and protocol
updates to assure accurate traffic monitoring and classification. Some of the VoIP
application signatures we refined include:

  • Facebook Voice/Video calls
  • Google Hangout RTP
  • Line and Line Calls
  • Skype Voice/Video calls

 

October 5th, 2015

HBO has a popular new streaming entertainment service for Internet-only subscribers. It’s
called HBO NOW. This new service has been decoupled from HBO’s regular cable package
(HBO GO), and is sold through participating partners at very
attractive price points. The trend in cable “cord cutting” has prompted content
providers like HBO to provide cheaper and easier access to their original programming
and movies. If your network is a subscription provider for HBO NOW, you
can
track usage of the service and user quality of experience using Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Pack which includes granular signatures especially for:

  • HBO NOW Talk
  • HBO NOW Streaming

 

September 30th, 2015

Lebara Talk is one of the many VoIP calling and Instant Messaging apps available in the
Google Play Store. Its HD calling and messaging lets people feel connected. It can also
put a strain on mobile networks. VoIP used to be considered a
low-bandwidth app with high sensitivity to latency. Apps like Lebara Talk have changed
all that with real-time HD video calls and downloading shared images and videos via
instant messaging. And the user experience is very sensitive to
latency. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack lets you track and assure QoS for this
application with signatures especially for:

  • Lebara Talk (instant messaging
  • Lebara Talk Calls (HD VoIP-Video calls)

 

September 7th, 2015

Need a ride and need it fast? Uber was created just for that. Uber is a rideshare service
that people can order via the Uber app on their smartphone. What started out as a luxury
car service in San Francisco has gained traction and become
a
full-blown “taxi” service in cities all over the world. Allot’s latest DART Protocol
Pack identifies this fast-track application with a signature especially for:

  • Uber

 

August 31st, 2015

How many people use a Samsung Galaxy smartphone? Millions. Reviews abound on the
Internet, singing the praises of these slim units and documenting issues and how to get
around them. Whether you bundle Samsung Galaxy units in your mobile
data
plans or provide service to consumers who brought their own device, Allot helps you
monitor and analyze application usage and subscriber behavior per device. Allot’s latest
DART Protocol Pack identifies the following Galaxy devices and
operating systems that are using your network:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

 

August 24th, 2015

Mobile operators are experiencing agrowing leakage of voice calls to OTT VoIP services.
Some of them have taken the approach to block VoIP because they prefer subscribers use
voice calling, however this approach is not good enough
for
operators. With the growing popularity of video calls, blocking is counterproductive to
mobile operators since consumers using video calls, consume a significant amount of data
traffic and then upgrade their data packages with larger and
bigger data caps. The solution needs to include granular ability to allow blocking VoIP
voice calls while allowing video calls, distinguishing between VoIP calls and video
calls. A good example of thisare Facebook apps that people
use
to keep in touch; to advertise their wares; to promote their opinions; and to share
their experiences. Just identifying and tracking Facebook use doesn’t tell you much.
Allot provides a more granular picture of Facebook usage, so you know
whether the session was Facebook browsing, Chat, or Calls. An even greater distinction
is required within Facebook sessions to identify between Facebook video calls and
Facebook voicecalls.Allot’s latest DART
Protocol Pack takes this one step further with new signatures especially for:

  • Facebook Calls_VoIP, VoIP calls service
  • Facebook Calls_Video, Video calls service

 

August 17th, 2015

What is Taza? Another way to call, text and chat with people anywhere for free. Taza is
available in the Google Play store (what isn’t?) and offers “unlimited communication.”
If mobile consumers are using Taza, they probably aren’t using
your
voice minutes or SMS services. Taza is just one of thousands of over-the-top
applications for instant messaging and VoIP. Whether these apps are just a passing fad
or the wave of the future, Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack lets you keep
track of Taza usage on your network with signatures for:

  • Taza
  • Taza voice call

 

August 10th, 2015

There are many reasons why mobile consumers use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
Protecting the privacy of personal data in public WiFi spots is a major motivator.
Accessing blocked sites is another. Operators have learned that VPNs are
also
an effective way to bypass usage charges. Lost revenue from “cloaked” users on your
network adds up, so it pays to keep track of VPN traffic and monitor usage. That’s why
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack added two new signatures for
popular
VPN applications designed for Android™ phones and tablets:

  • DroidVPN
  • TroitVPN

 

August 3rd, 2015

TV is going mobile. Consumers may be just as likely to watch TV and movies on their
smartphone as in their living room at home. That’s why so many service providers have
introduced on-demand streaming services to mobile devices. While this
puts additional demand on WiFi and mobile networks that carry the traffic, it also
creates an opportunity to encourage consumers to upgrade to LTE, which has more capacity
to support HD video viewing. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack
includes new signatures for the popularSky On Demandand refined
signatures forSky Goservice, allowing operators to monitor and analyze
its usage, popularity and QoE:

  • Sky On Demand Streaming
  • Sky On Demand Browsing
  • Sky Go Streaming
  • Sky Go Browsing

 

July 27th, 2015

People are streaming more content – from news to music to sitcoms to full-length movies –
on smartphones and tablets and Internet-enabled TVs. It’s estimated that consumers spend
hours each day browsing news sites, listening to music, and
watching videos – sometimes all at once! ISPs are often ranked on how well their network
handles browsing response time and streaming downloads from popular sites. Allot’s
latest DART Protocol Pack includes local applications that are
popular
in Italy, enabling providers to identify and assure the quality of experience for these
applications:

  • Corriere_Streaming
  • LaRepubblica_Streaming
  • LaRepubblica_Browsing

 

July 20th, 2015

As mentioned last week, Allot created a separate application signature category just
formusic streamingwhen we added signatures for Apple Music, Rdio, Szonga, and
Tidal. In addition, the numerous music streaming
applications that were already supported by our Dynamic Actionable Recognition
Technology (DART) are now categorized accordingly and will show up in subscriber usage
reports asmusic streamingapplications instead of
generic “streaming applications.” These include:

  • Abacast
  • AOL Radio
  • Deezer
  • EZPeer
  • Google PlayMusic
  • Guagua
  • iTunes
  • MilkMusic
  • MySpace
  • Pandora
  • QQ Music
  • Rara
  • Rhapsody
  • Slacker
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • TuneIn
  • Vevo
  • XboxMusic

 

July 13th, 2015

Is a streaming music subscription right for you? The recent release of Apple Music has
everyone buzzing about their new service and how it will fare against competing services
like Spotify, Rdio, Tidal and others. Will consumers pay to
play
their favorite music instead of buying-to-own? Apply Music is betting on it. Regardless
of where you weigh in on the debate, service providers will be wise to track and assure
the quality of experience for streaming music services. To
that
end, Allot created a separate application signature category just for music streaming,
and we added these popular signatures to the numerous music streaming applications
already supported by our Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology
(DART):

  • Apple Music
  • Rdio
  • Songza
  • Tidal

 

July 6th, 2015

You can learn a lot by knowing which applications your customers are using. You can learn
even more if you also know which devices they are using. Allot identifies both, which
gives you granular visibility of device traffic, as well as the
ability to dive deeper and correlate the device-in-use with application, QoE,
time-of-day and other usage data. Allot also identifies the mobile operating system even
if the specific device is not detected. The latest DART Protocol Pack
adds
several new device types and mobile OS to our already extensive signature library,
including: Mobile Devices

  • Amazon Fire Phone
  • Generic eReader (in addition to Kindle and Nook brands that Allot already
    identifies)
  • HTC Desire
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
  • Nokia Lumia for Windows
  • Samsung Omnia 7

Mobile OS

  • Google Chrome
  • Google Chromium
  • MS WindowsMobile

 

June 29th, 2015

We continue with our support for applications that cater to different languages with an
app that is localized in 20 different countries and can translate messages to any
language. WeChat is an all-in-one communications app for free text
(SMS/MMS), voice and video calls, photo sharing, and games across countries. Allot’s
latest DART Protcol Pack enables you to identify and assure quality of experience for
popular WeChat apps:

  • WeChat
  • WeChat Calls
  • WeChat Games

 

June 22nd, 2015

Local, language-specific applications are often more popular than global apps because
they cater to local markets. We enable our customers around the world to track usage and
assure the quality of experience for numerous regional and local
applications. This week’s update to Allot DART Protocol Pack adds signatures for these
popular Russian applications:

  • Mail.Ru
  • Ivi.Ru

 

June 15th, 2015

The Hola peer-to-peer VPN lets Internet users keep their web activities safe and private
by encrypting their web traffic, masking their IP addresses and controlling the
countries from which they browse the Web. The Hola! application works
with
all major browsers and smartphone operating systems and has more than 47 million users
to date. In addition to the manyanonymizerand VPN applications already detected
by Allot, our latest DART Protocol Pack lets you
identify:

  • Hola! VPN

 

June 9th, 2015

According togamespot.com,
more than 100 million registered users are playing Minecraft. The creators of this
open-ended sandbox game report that
thousands of
users convert to paid accounts every day. World of Tanks is another fast growing game
that has millions of concurrent players. Gamers are notoriously sensitive to buffering
and game delays that may be caused by congestion on your network.
Allot’s latest DART Protcol Pack enables you to identify and assure quality of
experience for these popular gaming applications:

  • Minecraft
  • World of Tanks

 

June 1st, 2015

All over the world, service provider networks carry ever-growing volumes of traffic.
Local applications are often more popular than well-known global apps, because they
cater to local interests and needs. Allot’s latest DART Protcol Pack
added
signatures for leading applications in South Korea, enabling our customers there to
identify usage of the popular Naver portal and online file sharing services:

  • ShareBox
  • OnDisk
  • Naver Browsing
  • Naver Streaming
  • Naver Mail

 

May 25th, 2015

Checking the game scores of favorite sports teams and watching clips of the highlights is
something that millions of people do every day on their smartphones. Fans also stream
live games to their mobile devices wherever they are. It’s
important to track this traffic and ensure that your network delivers a good
video-viewing experience. Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack added signatures for popular
online sports sites so your network can identify usage of:

  • ESPN.com
  • ESPN Streaming
  • NFL.com
  • NFL Streaming
  • BT Sport
  • BT Sport Streaming

 

May 18th, 2015

Recently, we all noticed that – surprise! – WhatsApp added free voice calling to its app.
It just happened. Or so it seemed. That’s what the mobile app world is like – changing
all the time. Immediately, Allot added a protocol signature
for
WhatsApp Voice, and a Tier-1 mobile operator began tracking this traffic 1 week after
launch. You can see the resultshere.
You can also get Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack so your network can track usage of:

  • WhatsApp Voice

 

May 11th, 2015

Keeping up with Google is never-ending. Even if Chrome users haven’t heard of it yet,
they’re probably already using Google’s QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connection) protocol.
Just two weeks ago Google disclosed that nearly half of all
requests
from Chrome browsers to Google servers are now served over QUIC, which combines some of
the best features of UDP and TCP to improve page-load time and make downloads more
reliable. This week’s update to Allot DART Protocol Pack lets you
identify these Google applications using the QUIC protocol, so you continue to get an
accurate picture of data usage on your network.

  • Google Drive
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps
  • Google Play
  • Google PlayMusic
  • Google UserContent
  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Apps
  • Google Proxy
  • Google Services
  • YouTube

 

April 27th, 2015

In recent weeks we announced the new anonymizer applications that were added to Allot’s
signature library. This week we focused on updating and refining existing DART
signatures for these popular VPN and encryption protocols:

  • TOR (default mode, 3 available bridge modes, CDN meek)
  • Psiphon
  • Spotflux

 

April 20th,2015

Social Media and VoIP apps are among the most popular on every smartphone and tablet.
This week’s update to Allot’s Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology (DART) focuses
on refining signatures and heuristic methods to identify specific
user
activities in these apps:

  • Facebook uploads
  • WhatsApp Transfer (for porting conversations to a new phone)
  • Viber Calls (on Android)

 

March 30th, 2015

Even with everyone on Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn and other social networks, many users
still wish their online activity to remain anonymous, and there is an anonymizer out
there to suit every need. In this week’s update, we
continue to
add some of the most popular anonymizer applications to Allot’s Dynamic Actionable
Recognition Technology (DART) so you can get an accurate picture of network use. Get
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack so you can identify:

  • SilentPhone (for users in Android’s Silent Circle)
  • NowTV

 

March 23rd, 2015

We continue to add some of the most popular anonymizer applications to Allot’s Dynamic
Actionable Recognition Technology (DART) so you can get an accurate picture of network
use. A growing trend in Internet connectivity is the desire to
remain
anonymous. People are using a variety of anonymizers such as VPN and proxy server
applications designed to provide high speed connections and to prevent network operators
and servers from identifying the private details and location of
the
user. Get Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack so you can identify:

  • Zenmate (the proxy-switcher add on for both Chrome and Firefox)
  • VPNbook (for all browsers on PC, Android, iOS)

 

March 16th, 2015

A growing trend in Internet connectivity is the desire to remain anonymous. People are
using a variety of anonymizers such as VPN and proxy server applications designed to
provide high speed connections and to prevent network operators and
servers from identifying the private details and location of the user. This is a growing
phenomenon as these tools have become readily available and easier to use. To get an
accurate picture of data usage in your network, you need to
identify
and monitor this kind of traffic. That’s why we’re adding some of the most popular
anonymizer applications to Allot’s Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology (DART). Get
Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack so you can identify:

  • VPN Unlimited (on MS Windows, MAC OS, Android, and iOS)
  • OpenVPN (an open source VPN application for PCs)

 

March 9th, 2015

People are streaming all kinds of information and content to their mobile devices and
home PCs. Our DART team constantly refines the signatures for applications and protocols
so that you can manage the delivery of this popular traffic.
Allot’s
latest DART Protocol Pack improved the identification of these streaming
applications:

  • Thunder
  • Kankan Thunder (Xunlei Kankan)
  • PPstream
  • TeamViewer
  • Amazon Video
  • Destiny

 

February 16th, 2015

Sometimes, you need to know that your customers are streaming video to their endpoints.
And sometimes, you want to be more precise about which application or content is being
streamed. In Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack, we added new
signatures for Sky, the communications giant in the UK. Specifically, instead of
classifying Sky traffic generically as HTTPS, we added signatures to identify:

  • Sky Web TV
  • Sky Sports streaming
  • Sky Video streaming

 

January 26th, 2015

Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack helps you identify traffic from users of the Psiphon
circumvention system, which has becoming a popular way to bypass content-filtering
systems in order to access sites that have been blocked due to
geographical or regulatory restrictions. It’s also used to add a layer of identity
protection. In this pack, we refined the Psiphon signature to cover all operation modes,
including SSH, SSH+ and VPN. We also added two new Psiphon
signatures
for identifying traffic to and from:

  • Psiphon Proxy Server
  • Psiphon CDN (Meek mode)

 

January 12th, 2015

Allot’s latest DART Protocol Pack features some of the hottest SaaS applications for
Enterprise Cloud – Microsoft Office 365. With these new signatures added to Allot’s
extensive portfolio of supported protocols and applications, you can
monitor the usage and behavior of these critical business applications and assure the
quality of experience for users and cloud tenants.

  • Office 365 Excel
  • Office 365 OneNote
  • Office 365 Outlook
  • Office 365 PowerPoint
  • Office 365 Word