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TMCNet:  Sonus Delivers Secure, Smart and Simple Network Migration for Microsoft Skype for Business

[September 27, 2017]

Sonus Delivers Secure, Smart and Simple Network Migration for Microsoft Skype for Business

WESTFORD, Mass., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Sonus Networks, Inc. Corporate Logo. (PRNewsfoto/Sonus Networks, Inc.)

Key Takeaways:

  • With the addition of the SBC 5400 and SBC SWe Lite, Sonus offers the largest portfolio of Skype for Business Server Certified Session Border Controllers (SBCs).
  • Sonus is actively providing Practical Guidance for Cloud Voice assets that help simplify and drive quality Microsoft Skype for Business deployments.
  • Sonus delivers the expertise required by enterprises to provide a secure, smart and simple transition to Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.

Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in securing cloud and real-time communications, announced today that its newest Session Border Controllers (SBCs) have earned Skype for Business Server Certification. As a result, Sonus offers the largest portfolio of Skype for Business Certified SBCs to customers. With these new certifications, Sonus delivers right-sized solutions for any deployment scenario and helps facilitate seamless communications anytime, anyplace.

With the addition of the SBC 5400 and SBC Software Edition (SWe) Lite, Sonus offers more Skype for Business Server Certified SBCs than any other vendor. The portfolio delivers increased flexibility for customers with hardware appliances and virtualized solutions that serve as few as five to as many as 150,000 concurrent calls. Additionally, the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 come equipped with an embedded server that can be used to run Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition, a survivable or resilient branch appliance or additional anti-virus and anti-malware solutions.

Sonus is actively providing Practical Guidance for Cloud Voice assets to help navigate the planning, delivery and operation of Skype for Business. These assets help customers secure Skype for Business deployments and connect legacy telephony systems to Cloud PBX.

Sonus has worked closely with Microsoft to secure unified communications for more than a decade. The two companies continue to enable customer journeys to the cloud, where they can benefit from the latest collaboration applications, including Microsoft Teams. 

Quotes:
"There are a lot of considerations when migrating to Microsoft Skype for Buiness, and environments are rarely static," said Kevin Isacks, vice president, Engineering, Sonus. "Our flexible offerings address the needs of small, medium and large enterprises and can adapt as they change."

"We're thrilled with the level of integration and support that Sonus has delivered to our customers," said Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Skype for Business Product Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "Sonus helps our customers create an enterprise-grade communications and collaboration solution using Skype for Business with their existing infrastructure."

"According to Nemertes' latest benchmark research, nearly 70% of organizations now use Microsoft Skype for Business collaboration and are increasingly adopting it for telephony.  Meanwhile, of those who have adopted team chat apps, 35% are using Microsoft Teams, creating challenging deployment scenarios that mix on-premises and cloud applications," said Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research.  "Introducing new technology, combined with changes in the number and location of employees, force businesses to grapple with evolving deployment scenarios. Truly successful implementations require flexibility, so it's smart for organizations to choose vendors that can adapt to fluctuating needs."

Other Facts:

  • Sonus is participating at booth 819 during Microsoft Ignite 2017.
  • The entire Sonus SBC Portfolio, inclusive of the SBC 1000, SBC 2000, SBC 5000 Series, SBC 7000, SBC SWe and SBC SWe Lite is Skype for Business Server Certified.

Additional Resources:

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.

For Sonus:
Jason Vancura, +1-978-614-8321
jvancura@sonusnet.com 

 

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SOURCE Sonus Networks, Inc.


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