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Sonus Receives 2014 Excellence in SDN Award

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May 19, 2014

WESTFORD, Mass. – 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 secure 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.”

Other Facts: Sonus is working with Juniper Networks to jointly deliver integrated intelligent network solutions based on SDN principles Sonus is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers, published October 21, 2013 by Gartner, Inc.

Winners of the Excellence in SDN Award are published in the May 2014 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine

Additional Resources: For more information about the SBC SWe click here Click here to download a copy of Sonus’ Session Border Controllers for Dummies - See more at: http://www.sonus.net/resources/press-releases/sonus-receives-2014-excellence-sdn-award#sthash.9C64fpQJ.dpuf

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