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Sonus Receives 2014 Excellence in SDN Award

Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Sonus SBC SWe a 2014 Excellence in SDN Award winner presented by TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine and SDN Zone. The SBC SWe received this award based on its leadership in the SDN technology domain.

SDN architecture has already had a profound impact on the IT and telecom industries and, as this technology continues to grow in popularity, the Excellence in SDN Awards recognizes the companies that are leading the way in SDN architecture and applications.

The SBC SWe is feature equivalent to Sonus’ hardware-based SBC 5000 platform. The difference between the Sonus SBC SWe and the Sonus SBC 5000 Series is how customers choose to deploy it: on industry-standard servers or in virtualized environments. Scalable from as few as 25 and architected to provide an unlimited number of sessions, the user-defined scope of the SBC SWe means Sonus customers can now choose the best deployment for their needs. Sonus will provide customers with a set of performance specifications for its customers’ host platforms so they can decide on the best deployment model. With a software based model, customers can now rapidly expand capacity, calls per second, features, transcoding and security capabilities with a simple license key as business demands change.

Sonus is the only vendor with the same hardened codebase across its hardware and software SBC portfolio, giving customers complete investment protection and peace of mind when securing real-time communications across their network. By leveraging the same codebase and management interfaces, customers can seamlessly add the SBC SWe to networks with existing Sonus hardware-based infrastructure. For customers leveraging new and existing platforms to support network functions virtualization (NFV) functionality, the SBC SWe will allow customers to deploy a fully featured SBC co-resident with other applications.


“Service providers and enterprises are looking for flexible and scalable ways to secure their real-time communications,” said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, SBC Business, Sonus. “The innovation behind the Sonus SBC SWe offers the security of our SBC solution in a virtualized platform that meets the demands of the changing network. We are honored to receive the Excellence in SDN award from INTERNET TELEPHONY and SDN Zone.”

“Recognizing leaders advancing SDN technologies, TMC is proud to announce Sonus Networks as a recipient of the annual Excellence in SDN Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “The Sonus SBC SWe has demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of the quickly evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Sonus Networks for their inspiring work.”

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  • For more information about the SBC SWe click here
  • Click here to download a copy of Sonus’ Session Border Controllers for Dummies


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Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this release and statements that Sonus may make orally in connection with this release that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and investors are directed to the risks discussed in documents filed by Sonus with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Sonus Networks:

Sonus helps the world's leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world's largest and most complex IP networks. For more information, visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

About TMC:

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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