The core data and voice networks within most global telecommunications service providers are now predominantly IP based. Wherever possible, service providers are adopting IP due to cost advantages, the extended service reach it provides and its proven resiliency. While IP-based communications offer many significant benefits, at the interconnection point between peering partners, the use of IP comes with its own set of challenges.
The Sonus SBC is designed to sit at the border between carriers and provide an intelligent interconnection between partner networks. Critical to any peering environment, the SBC delivers the following functions:
Securing the network border
Enforcing Quality of Service policies
Transcoding media and providing codec interworking, DTMF, fax interworking
Traversing intermediate NAT and firewalls
Ensuring regulatory compliance
Extending beyond the role of a traditional standalone Session Border Controller, Sonus SBCs combine security, media switching and transcoding services in a single, scalable device. The Sonus SBC is an evolutionary step beyond traditional border security, based on the best practices learned over more than a decade of IP security leadership. Today no other security solution empowers your network edge like a Sonus SBC--it truly is a peering solution without peer.