NXTcomm: Arbor, Allot tout show news

Broadband traffic management solutions showed promise to be a highlight of this week's NXTcomm trade show in Las Vegas, and at least two of the companies in this space--Arbor Networks and Allot Communications--have jumped out of the gate with news announcements.

Arbor Networks, which earlier acquired DPI specialist Ellacoya, introduced its PeakFlow SP 4.5 platform, which includes an upgrade of its Threat Management System to handle higher-bandwidth security attacks. That capacity upgrade from 3 Gbps to 10 Gbps reflects how attacks have evolved quickly in size, complexity and sophistication, said Paul Morville, vice president of product management at Arbor Networks.

Meanwhile, in a move focused at improving VoIP quality of service, DPI player Allot Communications said at the show that it has aligned with Qosmos to enable Allot's DPI technology to work with information extraction appliances from Qosmos to gather network traffic information.

The traffic management and DPI sector is indeed teeming with activity at the show. Sandvine and Procera Networks each have announcements planned as well.

For more:
- see this story about Arbor at ISP Planet
- read this post about Allot at TMC.net