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Allot and Tekelec Complete Interoperability Testing to Expand Policy Control to Over-The-Top Applications

February 6, 2013

HOD HASHARON, Israel and MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Allot Communications Ltd. [http://www.allot.com ] (NASDAQ, TASE: ALLT) and Tekelec
[http://www.tekelec.com ] have completed Interoperability Testing (IOT) for the 3GPP Sd
Interface that offers service providers more powerful application policy control and
enforcement with a more efficient network architecture. The IOT was performed to support a
global Tier-1 mobile operator that plans to implement application-specific policies.

The new Diameter Sd Interface helps operators offer subscribers new digital lifestyle
services, such as the connected home, mobile payments, mobile health and analytics. With
the new Allot/Tekelec Sd integration and by using 3rd Generation Partnership Project
(3GPP) standardized mechanisms, operators are able to offer innovative and competitive
mobile broadband service plans with dynamic management of over-the-top traffic based on
network utilization, subscriber and device awareness.

The companies are the first to announce IOT over the new Sd Diameter Interface, which
communicates between the Tekelec Policy Server (PCRF)
[http://www.tekelec.com/policy-server-pcrf.aspx ] and Allot’s Service Gateway Sigma E
[http://www.allot.com/Service_Gateway_SigmaE.html ] Traffic Detection Function (TDF) in
order to enable detection and enforcement control over applications.

The long-term value of the Sd interface goes well beyond restrictions to specific
content. The interface, whose standards were defined by the 3GPP R11, allows operators to:

        - Create application-based service tiers and one-time offers through better
          application identification and control.
        - Extend policy intelligence and control to new traffic management functions.
        - Enable single unified traffic management for converged networks.
        - Simplify network architecture and operations by eliminating the need for a
          RADIUS interface between the TDF/DPI and the Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN). The Sd
          Diameter Interface allows operators to transfer some tasks the GGSN manages to the
          Policy Server, thereby removing the need for a separate connection between the TDF/DPI
          and GGSN.
        - Enhance Quality of Service (QoS) for applications such as video streaming and
          voice over LTE, both expected to be the largest generators of diameter messages by
          2016 according to Tekelec's LTE Diameter Signaling Index
          [http://www.tekelec.com/2012-press-releases/lte-diameter-signaling-traffic-to-grow-more-than-three-times-faster-than-mobile-data-traffic-over-five-years--tekelec-forecasts-.aspx ]

“Interoperability between policy servers, TDF/DPI and video optimization technologies
over the Sd interface will improve service providers’ ability to deliver the
application-based services that some customers will prefer,” said Graham Finnie, Chief
Analyst at Heavy Reading. “The industry-first interoperability between Tekelec and Allot
brings new innovation to the market.”

Allot Communications has been named market leader amongst DPI pure-play vendors
[http://www.allot.com/Allot-Named-DPI-Pure-Player-Market-Leader.html ] by Strategy
Analytics. Allot holds the current leading position in a number of 3GPP committees and its
TDF has been embraced and support by leading operators around the world. Mobile broadband
solutions company Tekelec is the leading independent policy server vendor according to
Analysys Mason
[http://www.tekelec.com/2012-press-releases/tekelec-named-1-independent-policy-market-leader-for-third-consecutive-year.aspx ]
and Exact Ventures
[http://www.tekelec.com/press-releases/tekelec-ranked-1-leading-independent-policy-vendor.aspx ]
. Tekelec policy solutions now serve more than 60 service providers, including more
than 50 Tier 1 providers, in 35 countries.

Supporting Resources

Policy Everywhere: A Strategic Imperative for Digital Lifestyle Providers white paper
[http://www.tekelec.com/resource-center/whitepapers/policy-everywhere.asp ]

Mobile Policy Gateway product brief
[http://www.tekelec.com/resource-center/briefs/mobile-policy-gateway.asp ]

Application Manager Product brief
[http://www.tekelec.com/resource-center/briefs/application-manager.asp ]

Policy Analytics product brief
[http://www.tekelec.com/resource-center/briefs/policy-analytics.asp ]

Why Tekelec for Policy: Key Considerations in Selecting a Next-Generation Policy
[http://www.tekelec.com/resource-center/whitepapers/why-tekelec-for-policy-key-considerations-in-selecting-a-next-generation-policy-server.asp ]

Policy Server product brief [http://www.tekelec.com/resource-center/?docID=1431 ]

About Allot Communications

Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: ALLT) is a leading global provider of
intelligent broadband solutions that put mobile, fixed and enterprise networks at the
center of the digital lifestyle. Allot’s DPI-based solutions identify and leverage the
business intelligence in data networks, empowering operators to shape digital lifestyle
experiences and to capitalize on the network traffic they generate. Allot’s unique blend
of innovative technology, proven know-how and collaborative approach to industry standards
and partnerships enables service providers worldwide to elevate their role in the digital
lifestyle ecosystem and to open the door to a wealth of new business opportunities. For
more information, please visit http://www.allot.com.

About Tekelec

Tekelec’s intelligent mobile broadband solutions enable service providers to manage
and monetize mobile data and evolve to LTE and IMS. We are the architects of the new
Diameter network, the foundation for session, policy and subscriber data management. More
than 300 service providers use our market-leading solutions to deliver cloud,
machine-to-machine and personalized services to consumers and enterprises. For more
information, visit http://www.tekelec.com.

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        Director of Corporate Communications

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        Senior Manager, Marketing Communications

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