Lifeboat Distribution partners with Allot Communications

Lifeboat Distribution, an Eatontown-based distributor of emerging technologies and subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group Inc., announced Wednesday a distribution agreement with Allot Communications, a provider of network intelligence and security solutions.

Under terms of the agreement, Lifeboat will provide Allot’s Secure Service Gateway solution to its North American Enterprise and ISP clients. The SSG solution uses real-time network intelligence, application control, DDoS, protection and web security solutions to provide network traffic and enhanced quality of service and user quality of experience.

“We’re bringing Allot’s visibility, control and security solutions to the North American market to help combat the rise and size of cybersecurity threats, including DDoS attacks,” said Brian Gilbertson, vice president and general manager at Lifeboat. “North America is notoriously known for attracting cybercriminals and to this day remains a large target. Allot has demonstrated itself to be a world leader in this domain, and its SSG solution has huge potential in this market to better protect our Enterprise and ISP customers and partners, while giving them the opportunity to generate incremental revenue.”

“Our relationship with Lifeboat is very timely — cybercrime is now one of the largest financial criminal activities worldwide,” said Aviel Sivan, vice president channel development and sales operations at Allot. “With more reliance on connectivity, cybercrime will only get worse. Our granular DPI technology ensures robust protection against a rapidly evolving DDoS threat landscape and offers a new level of network bandwidth intelligence, giving resellers an opportunity to improve security posture and overall customer satisfaction.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.