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Sonus Enhances Dimension4's Communications Environment with SBC Offerings

March 29, 2016

While NFV has been slowly embraced by an ever expanding group of network technology manufacturers and developers, the market still has some time left before it really explodes. That’s why major network hardware manufacturers—like Patton Electronics, which took its first stab at the NFV market recently—are only just testing the waters in the NFV space. This is not the case with Sonus Networks. The firm has been espousing the benefits of virtualized offerings for some time now.

In fact, Sonus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise together put a major focus on NFV at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. As such, it’s no surprise that Sonus was recently selected by Dimension4, a provider of secure cloud-based solutions, to enhance the company’s communications with some software-defined offerings.

In particular, Dimension4 has selected Sonus' SBC Software Edition (SWe) and PSX SWe to enable secure, reliable and scalable real-time communications for its existing SKYPEvault unified communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution. SKYPEvault delivers a range of Skype for Business services to enterprises via session initiation protocol (SIP).

Although SKYPEvault seems to provide an adequate experience on its own, Dimesnion4 needed a way to secure its VoIP border to enable provisioning of cost-efficient UCaaS services to reduce operating costs. Sonus’s virtualized offerings proved the best fit to achieve this.

Sonus' SBC SWe and PSX SWe together offer the ability to quickly turn up SBC and routing functionality for the delivery of built-in media transcoding, network security, robust SIP interworking, intelligent routing and simplified network management in both public and private virtual environments. For Dimension4, the SBC SWe and PSX SWe could help reduce the time, risk and expense of introducing new services within its network.

"Dimension4 selecting the SBC SWe and PSX SWe is further validation that service providers can rely on Sonus to secure and enable their Cloud-based networks," said Mykola Konrad, Sonus vice president of Product Management and Marketing. "Sonus' virtualized portfolio is built with the flexibility to help organizations grow, giving service provider's a better way to fulfill their network Cloud migration strategies."

Edited by Maurice Nagle