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Manufacturers Sonus SBC-7000 Session Border Controller

Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Alexis Argent

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Sonus Announces General Availability of the SBC 7000 Session Border Controller

Performance Verified to Deliver More than Twice the Scale and Transcoding Capacity of the Top Performing Competitive Solution for Secure, Reliable Delivery of Real-Time, Multimedia Communications

Sonus Network, a global leader in SIP communications, have announced general availability (GA) of the Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controller (SBC), a solution purpose-built for the unique demands of real-time communications across Cloud and mobile network environments. With support for up to 150,000 sessions, the SBC 7000 sets a new performance and capacity standard in the industry for secure, reliable delivery of voice, video and collaboration services. Since market introduction in February 2014, the SBC 7000 has been selected for deployment by several tier one service providers for use in some of the world’s largest communications networks, marking the shortest time-to-sale for a new product within the company’s history.

The foundational strength of the SBC 7000 is its ability to support high-capacity requirements for real-time, multimedia traffic – outperforming the top competitive platform in several categories, including:

  • More than two times greater scale and transcoding performance to help customers secure and interwork the demands of new real-time, multimedia service offerings
  • Ten times greater support for Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) sessions, giving customers maximum message authentication and replay protection for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic
  • Fifty-nine percent greater calls per second (cps) than the leading competitor

Sonus is the only brand to offer the same hardened code base across its core hardware and software SBC portfolio, offering customers complete investment protection, consistent user experience and peace of mind about the security of their network. Software Release 4.1, which is also now GA, spans the Sonus SBC-5100 Session Border Controller  and  Sonus SBC-5200 Session Border Controlle , the SBC SWe and the SBC 7000 Session Border Controller, eliminating the need for customers to maintain different release versions in a mixed Sonus SBC environment, while also supporting rapid integration of the SBC 7000 into existing core network deployments.

Service providers are facing incredible demand for voice, video and data applications, and many of them are struggling with how to meet that demand. The SBC 7000 directly addresses service providers’ needs for supplying real-world applications requiring high system throughput, media transcoding and advanced security capabilities,” said Tony Agostinelli, president, Eastwind Communications. “The SBC 7000 gives Sonus a well-rounded portfolio of virtualized and hardware-based SBCs; the high performance and capacity of the SBC 7000 empower service providers to deliver real-time communications reliably, securely, and cost-effectively.

Today’s SBC 7000 announcement directly reflects how communication flowing across networks is dramatically changing. Enabling real-time, multimedia communications across Cloud and mobile environments requires new levels of scale, interoperability, intelligence and security – all of which we are committed to addressing for service providers and large enterprises,” said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, SBC Business, Sonus. “Video-based activity alone is projected to grow to more than 69 percent of overall data traffic by 2017, and the SBC 7000 is purpose-built to handle these demands in a seamless, scalable manner.

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