September 04, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

The ABCs of SBCs & VoIP Security and Integrity

by Gernot Scheichl

Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC) solutions are replacing conventional private branch exchange (PBX) systems, to increase and enhance productivity and collaboration. The introduction of new technology, however, also requires new approaches, methodologies, and procedures. Often new supporting mechanisms also need to be implemented. One of those essential means is a Session Border Controller (SBC).

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September 08, 2016 BLog List Date Underline

When Was the Last Time You Checked Your SBC Security?

by Rick Pfleger

Take a moment to think about the most vulnerable part of an organization’s infrastructure. There are probably several items you can name off the top of your head. However, session border controllers (SBCs) most likely aren’t one of them. And that’s problematic

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July 05, 2016 BLog List Date Underline

Voice and Data Traffic--The Real Reasons You Need More than a Firewall

by Michael Reiman

For network professionals, there no word more fearsome that “breach.” A security breakdown can mean lost data, stolen secrets, expensive lawsuits, and more. According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach is now $4 million. This is why nearly every organization that knows what's good for it now invests in antivirus, DLP, and of course, firewalls.

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April 28, 2016 BLog List Date Underline

VoIP and Session Border Controller Market Has Strongest Year Ever in 2015

by Brian Gregory

Over the last five years, the VoIP market has experienced massive and continuing growth. This growth has gone hand-in-hand with the rise of high-bandwidth mobile networks, which makes it easier for service providers to provide high-quality voice calls to consumers and businesses.

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April 21, 2016 BLog List Date Underline

With Greater UC Acceptance Comes a Greater Need for the Intelligent Edge

by Rosa Lear

While voice and video convergence was once a mythical goal, unified communications solutions have proven their effectiveness even beyond just voice and video. In their 2014-2015 Unified Communications, SIP, and SBC Plans and Priorities: What’s Hot and What’s Not report, Sonus Networks found that rather than plateauing, unified communications actually gained momentum since 2012.

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April 14, 2016 BLog List Date Underline

How to Support Advanced VoIP Deployments—A New Definitive Guide

by John Macario

“Service providers that cannot deliver plug and dial deployments for VoIP are in serious trouble. Infonetics has reported that VoIP subscribership has grown by approximately 14% year over year since 2009. With such rapid adoption, service providers are scrambling to deliver high quality VoIP in a profitable way. Though it’s not without some major hurdles.” – from the new Network Edge Orchestration: Supporting Advanced VoIP Deployments white paper

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SIP Trunking Survey: Many Don't Have any SBCs