Nippon Paint implements Allot's NetEnforcer® for VoIP rollout

Leading Paint Manufacturer Uses NetEnforcer to Prioritize Voice Traffic in Converged Voice and Data Network

San Jose, California, VON Spring 2005, Booth #1405 - Allot Communications, the Traffic Management Company, today announced that Nippon Paint has implemented Allot’s NetEnforcer® to deliver voice over IP telephony with standard telephony quality.

With annual revenues of approximately US $1.87 billion, Nippon Paint has been a pioneer in Japan's paint and coating industry since 1881. It manufactures and sells paints for automobiles, steel structures, ships, electrical equipment, roads, houses and more. The company has more than 2000 employees and a Wide Area LAN that connects its Osaka headquarters to its branch offices and factories.

As part of the company's drive for corporate efficiency and cost-cutting, Nippon Paint decided to migrate to phones that use VoIP technology. As the company started the rollout of 700 VoIP-enabled phones, the quality of the VoIP service was not equal to standard telephony, especially at the offices in Tokyo and Neyagawa where they had the heaviest usage.

Nippon Paint decided to purchase four NetEnforcer devices and to place one device at each branch office and two devices on the Ethernet connections at its headquarters.

The NetEnforcer uses Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology to identify and prioritize the H.323 VoIP protocol to ensure telephony-like quality for the VoIP users. In addition, when the NetEnforcer detects network congestion that can decrease the voice quality of VoIP connections, it will automatically readjust the traffic priority.

''The NetEnforcer was instrumental in the success of our corporate-wide roll-out of IP telephony,'' says Mr. Toshihiro Manabe, Nippon Paint’s Information System Assistant Manager. ''After we installed the NetEnforcer, our users immediately noticed the increased quality of the VoIP service.

''Nippon Paint's success with its VoIP roll-out proves that traffic management is a key enabler of integrated voice-data networks and the implementation of voice over IP,'' said Menashe Mukhtar, VP of international sales for Allot Communications.

About Allot Communications:
Allot’s high-performance traffic management solutions are deployed by some of the world’s largest service providers, enterprises and universities to improve application performance, control bandwidth costs and optimize network efficiency. In enterprise networks, Allot’s highly scalable solutions help network managers ensure quality of service (QoS) by linking business policies to specific network actions that improve user productivity and contain networking costs. In service provider networks, Allot’s QoS and service level agreement (SLA) enforcement capabilities maximize return on investment by managing over-subscription, throttling P2P traffic and delivering tiered rate plans along with a host of innovative service capabilities.