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Sonus Session Border Controller Software Edition Receives 2014 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award

Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named the Sonus Session Border Controller Software edition (Sonus SBC SWe) a 2014 Unified Communications Product of the Year winner. The award honors the best, most innovative UC products and solutions released in the last year by INTERNET TELEPHONY.

The SBC SWe is the industry’s first software-based Session Border Controller (SBC) architected to deliver unlimited scalability with the same advanced features and functionality of the Sonus SBC 5000 Series on a virtualized platform. The only difference between the Sonus SBC SWe and the Sonus SBC 5000 Series is how customers choose to deploy it. Customers can choose between deploying the SBC SWe on industry-standard servers or in virtualized environments. Architected to be scalable from as few as 25 to an unlimited number of sessions, the user-defined scope of the SBC SWe allows Sonus customers to choose where they reside on the performance curve. Sonus provides customers with a set of performance specifications for their host platforms, enabling customers to rapidly expand capacity, calls per second (cps), features, transcoding and security capabilities with a simple license key as business demands change.

The SBC SWe can be readily deployed into existing virtualized infrastructure. The portability and flexibility of the SBC SWe solution makes it the ideal choice for service providers and enterprises that have invested in virtualization technology, prefer pre-packaged “solutions in a box,” require remote network deployments or want to expand opportunities into new geographic markets where deploying a hardware solution would be impractical or cost prohibitive.

Leveraging the same hardened code base across its hardware and software SBC portfolio gives Sonus customers complete investment protection and peace of mind about the security of their communications network. The SBC SWe provides defense against Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) network threats, Denial of Service (DoS)/Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) messages.


“The Sonus SBC SWe represents Sonus’ continued commitment to helping businesses communicate smarter, faster and more collaboratively, specifically by providing the security features, session control and interworking services,” said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, SBC Business, Sonus. “Innovation is a cornerstone attribute of Sonus, and we are honored to be recognized by TMC.”

“I am excited to proclaim Sonus as a 2014 recipient of TMC’s Unified Communications Product of the Year Award for its innovative product, the Sonus SBC SWe,” said Rich Tehrani, chief executive officer, TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Sonus in its groundbreaking work on the Sonus SBC SWe.”

Additional Resources:

  • Winners of the 2014 Unified Communications Product of the Year Awards are featured on TMCnet.com here
  • For more information about the SBC SWe click here
  • Click here to download electronic copies of Sonus’ reference guides: Session Border Controllers for Dummies, Lync Enterprise Voice for Dummies and SIP Trunking for Dummies


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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 helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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