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Allot boosts Safaricom’s security protecting fixed, mobile customers from cyber-attacks, phishing, crypto-jacking

Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile network operator, selects Allot’s security and network Intelligence solutions to deliver real-time, actionable intelligence and service quality
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Allot Ltd (NASDAQ:ALLT) (TASE:ALLT), a security and smart network intelligence solutions company, announced Tuesday that Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom will be implementing a convergent network solution for its fixed and mobile customers.

The tailored Allot solution features network analytics, advanced charging capabilities as well as network security and protection against a DDoS, or denial-of-service cyber-attack disrupting services.

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“We have a long and valued relationship with Allot,” said Safaricom’s Chief Technology Officer Thibaud Rerolle. “With the visibility, control and security solutions provided by Allot, we will deliver added value with heightened quality of experience and protection to our customers from the rising cyber security threats, including DDoS attacks, phishing and crypto jacking.”

Safaricom is the largest telecommunications provider in Kenya, and one of the most profitable companies in the East and Central African region. It has chosen to activate Allot’s network intelligence and security technologies, protect service availability and quality by blocking inbound and outbound DDoS attacks.

In computing, a denial-of-service attack is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its users by indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet

Allot said the partnership will also “enhance quality of experience through improved streaming quality.” It will also help Safaricom optimize network resources and customer service plans to maximize revenues.

“Safaricom joins several of the world’s largest global Tier 1 operators with its deployment of Allot,” said Ran Fridman, executive vice president of global Sales at Allot. “I am confident the combined DDoS Secure and NetworkSecure convergent solution will bring value to Safaricom and its customers through a better, safer user experience as well as protection against a variety of online threats.”

Allot NetworkSecure is the world’s largest deployed network-based security service for the mass market, with over 21 million paying security customers.

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