Sonus Session Border Controller Portfolio Receives Network Security Excellence Award

Sonus Recognized by INTERNET TELEPHONY for Proven Innovation in Securing Real-Time Communication Networks

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2017

Key Takeaways:

  • The Sonus SBC portfolio was named a 2016 Network Security Excellence Award Winner presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
  • Sonus SBCs provide complete communication network protection, including detection and mitigation for SIP-based attacks.

WESTFORD, Mass. – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in securing Cloud and real-time communications, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Sonus a recipient of the 2016 Network Security Excellence Award.

Real-time communication networks encompassing voice, video, Unified Communications, SS7, WebRTC, Voice over WiFi, and Voice over LTE continue to evolve rapidly. While these technologies have fundamentally changed the way organizations communicate, they also expose service providers and enterprises to new security threats.

Sonus was awarded the 2016 Network Security Excellence Award for its rich heritage of detecting and mitigating real-time communication service vulnerabilities through its Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio. Sonus SBCs act as real-time Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) firewalls for on-premises and Cloud-based communication networks, providing security capabilities such as network policers, network topology hiding, and session encryption. These functions are designed to provide service providers and enterprises with complete network protection against data exfiltration, Denial of Service (DoS) and Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS), toll fraud, network penetration, and other SIP-based attacks.

With cybersecurity attacks increasing, Sonus continues to protect customers by hardening its product portfolio and partnering with leading security vendors to broker intelligence between SBCs, firewalls and other devices. This collaboration not only raises the trust level of communications, but also strengthens the overall security posture of service provider and enterprise networks.


“Most networks are designed to secure incoming and outgoing data and not real-time communications, leaving them vulnerable to SIP-based attacks,” said Mykola Konrad, vice president, Product Management and Marketing, Sonus. “By implementing Sonus SBCs, enterprises and service providers can focus on the benefits of SIP and Unified Communications while knowing their mission critical data and network is secure.”

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize Sonus with a Network Security Excellence Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “In the opinion of our distinguished judges, the Sonus SBC portfolio has proven to be among the best communications and technology solutions available on the market. I look forward to continued innovation from Sonus.”

Other Facts:

  • A report from IBM’s Security Intelligence group shows cyber-attacks using the VoIP protocol SIP grew in 2016, accounting for over 51% of the security event activity analyzed in the 12 months.
  • The Sonus SBC SWe was named a 2016 Cloud Security Excellence Award Winner presented by TMCnet.

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About Sonus:

Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications.  Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways. Visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS. Follow Sonus on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus’ business, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of Sonus’ most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus’ views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus’ views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

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Jason Vancura, +1-978-614-8321


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