ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Session Border Control (SBC) software functionality has been added to its NetVanta® 3430 and 6000 series, as well as Total Access® 900e IP Business Gateways. This software package was developed to address the service providers need for a new demarcation device to handle normalization, security and monitoring for their SIP trunking services. These managed voice services provide the small to medium enterprise (SME) markets a flexible, low-cost and secure alternative to connect their Unified Communications solutions to the world. In addition, this new SBC functionality combined with Total Access 900e IP Business Gateways will enable service providers to offer a customer migration path as the proliferation of IP continues into the foreseeable future.
“More and more businesses are turning to SIP trunking services as the connectivity option for their IP-based communications systems,” said Brian Riggs, Current Analysis research director, business technology and software. “With the market for SIP trunking services set to quickly grow over the next several years, ADTRAN’s introduction of SBC functionality targeted toward the SMB and SME markets should help this market accelerate quickly.”
Used at the customer premise to address interworking and interoperability between the service provider’s VoIP network and the customer’s IP PBX, the NetVanta and Total Access devices with the SBC features will handle NAT/firewall traversal, VoIP protocol interworking, transcoding, media anchoring and provide numerous service provider troubleshooting tools. By moving this functionality to the edge of the enterprise network, service providers can more easily integrate directly with a wide variety of IP PBX vendors’ SIP trunking implementations. It also provides a clear point of demarcation that enables providers to gather valuable metrics and perform tests, as well as implement network disaster recovery, security and failover polices without having to modify a customer owned IP PBX. These new SBC features, coupled with the widely deployed Total Access and NetVanta devices, will make it simpler for service providers to extend their high-value SIP trunking services to a broad set of SME and business customers—a market that has been largely unaddressed.
“The Session Border Control functionality is a natural extension of ADTRAN’s IP Business Gateway and Access Router product lines. It will enable our service provider customers to quickly and easily grow their SIP trunking business without having to purchase additional hardware,” said Chris Thompson, ADTRAN’s senior product manager, Enterprise Networks Division. “With this key technology in place, service providers will be able to connect a wide variety of premise-based communications solutions to their networks using native SIP trunking with increased confidence for interoperability.”
ADTRAN’s solutions will be on display this week in booth 1201 during Enterprise Connect. More information about the conference can be found at the website: http://www.enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.
Ashley Baster, 919-435-9112
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