Allot NetEnforcer and Cubix Assure Network QoS for Leading India

Leading Private Sector Bank
Finance Enterprise
Allot NetEnforcer and Cubix Assure
Network QoS for Leading India Bank
About the Bank
With the liberalization of the Indian Banking Industry in 1994 this leading bank was
the first to set up private sector operations. Today the bank has over 3,000 branches in
locations throughout India and nearly 11,000 ATMs in more than 1,560 cities and
towns throughout India.
About Cubix
Cubix Microsystems is the last word in IT infrastructure consulting in India. Cubix has
decades of experience in designing and implementing IT solutions to deliver costeffective, agile, and scalable infrastructure solutions to meet the needs of today and
tomorrow. Cubix is an elite partner and distributor of Allot Communications products
since 2009. Their expertise was instrumental in accelerating solution design,
installation and testing and in providing ongoing maintenance.
"Allot NetEnforcer’s real time and
long-term reporting has allowed
us to solve network issues in the
moment, and has given us the
ability to prevent future ones.”
Bank IT Manager
The Challenge
As with most banks in the digital age, a bank of this size requires dependable and
consistent access to online critical applications in order to conduct business. These
applications include, but are not limited to, Finware, Flexcube, APS, and UBS. While
users at various branches of the bank were always able to access these applications,
the typical response time was exceedingly slow, particularly during peak hours. The
bank had trouble pinpointing and mitigating application performance issues because
the bank had no diagnostic tool, and therefore, no visibility of bandwidth utilization
and application usage. The bank sought a monitoring device that could accurately
report the amount bandwidth used by individual branches and users, as well as a
device that could reveal the bandwidth consumed by different applications and
 Slow performance of business critical applications interfere with bank efficiency
 No network visibility
 Goal: To find a reporting tool capable of decoding traffic in the network
Allot Solution
Cubix recommended deploying Allot NetEnforcer traffic management platforms at the
bank’s data center in order to give the bank the network visibility it desired and they
provided hands-on design and installation services to accelerate the implementation.
With the Allot solution in place, IT staff receives both real time and long term reports
on bandwidth usage across the whole network, and they can drill down to see the
amount of bandwidth consumed by each branch office and employee of the bank.
Allot’s product allowed the bank’s IT team to monitor network health and
performance statistics, application behavior and bandwidth usage.
To find a monitoring and
reporting tool capable of
decoding network traffic.
Deploy Allot NetEnforcer AC1440 to analyze and control
network traffic per branch, user,
application and protocol, and to
implement a bandwidth and QoS
tiering plan.
 Gain complete visibility of
bandwidth usage
 Assure the performance of
business-critical applications
 Resolve network and hostrelated issues quickly
 Save on future expenses
Leading Private Sector Bank India
Using the flexible Host Catalogs provided by Allot’s management and reporting interface, bank IT staff used IP
addresses to categorize branch offices and track their Internet usage. It soon became clear that some branches
consistently required more bandwidth than others, so the bank defined a 1Mb Host Group and a 2Mb Host Group and
assigned bandwidth accordingly. In a second iteration of this process, the bank created additional Host categories
that further defined Host Group traffic as a business-critical application or a lesser priority application. Creating this
schematic of network usage allowed the bank to match bandwidth allocation and QoS policy to the business needs of
their users in the different Host Groups.
Redundant Allot NetEnforcer platforms are deployed inline at bank headquarters between existing routers and
switches, with automatic bypass in case of failure. Central management is provided by Allot NetXplorer.
Redundant platform deployment assures complete traffic visibility while automatic bypass ensures network uptime
Thanks to the granular visibility afforded by Allot’s solution and Cubix smooth implementation, the bank realized an
immediate and lasting improvement in network performance.
 Resolve Network Problems Quickly
Real-time traffic monitoring and reporting allows IT staff to spot network and host-related problems as they arise
and to resolve them much more quickly than before.
 Save on Future Costs
Accurate usage reporting improves capacity planning and allows the bank to manage utilization and avoid
frequent and recurring bandwidth upgrades. Additionally, Allot’s built-in scalability provides room to grow.
 Prioritize Business Critical Traffic
Granular visibility and flexible QoS policy control enables the bank to match application performance with the
demonstrated needs of their users in each branch office.
This leading private sector bank’s deployment of Allot NetEnforcer successfully enables them to achieve the goals
they first set out to accomplish. However, the product also accomplished more. Not only are network issues mitigated,
and traffic monitored, but thanks to this deployment both capex and opex are decreasing. The benefits reaped by
Allot’s deployment have surpassed the expectations and goals initially developed by the bank.