Israel's yes Satellite launches OTT video service
| 03 September 2014
Radware has announced that Israeli pay-TV provider yes Satellite has launched yesGO, an over-the-top (OTT) video platform service that allows customers to access to over 40 linear channels and thousands of hours of video-on-demand (VOD) content.
The service — running on PCs, Macs, iOS devices and Android smartphones and tablets — is the latest by pay-TV providers to embrace digital innovation.
To support the deployment, yes deployed Radware's Alteon NG, an application delivery controller (ADC), plus the DefensePro real-time behavioural-based DDoS attack mitigation device and AppWall, a Web application firewall.
With an influx of users accessing the new platform around the clock, yes Satellite employed the Alteon NG to offload the processing-intensive transfer procedures of SSL data that would normally overburden their servers, and also installed separate virtual environments for different services through the deployment of Radware's Alteon NG.
"The launch of yesGO places yes in the global technological frontier for multichannel television," says Moti Stambulchik, infrastructure manager at yes Satellite. "For us to remain cutting-edge, our valued customers need to access video content without fail each and every time — regardless of the type of device used. Radware helped keep our video content streaming with a consistent level of service and low latency."
Meanwhile, DefensePro provides security for DDoS mitigation and SSL-based protection to protect applications and networks against known and emerging network security threat. And, as yesGo is a new self-provisioning service where customers gain direct access to video content, AppWall helps secure the new site through real-time mitigation of Web application threats and vulnerabilities and blocks attacks at the perimeter.
"We are pleased to provide yes Satellite with advanced global load balancing and integrated security so that they can continue to offer new services and help them remain a premier video content provider in Israel," said Erez Vitelstein, country manager for Israel at Radware.