Sonus Session Border Controllers Featured in Microsoft Technology Centers Worldwide


Sonus Session Border Controllers Featured inMicrosoft Technology Centers Worldwide

Sonus Session Border Controllers and Microsoft Lync Demonstrations Help Enterprises Unleash the Power of Unified Communications

Key Takeaways:

  • Sonus SBC 1000 Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are being incorporated into Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) globally to give enterprises hands-on experience with Sonus solutions in Microsoft Lync environments

  • Microsoft Technology Centers illustrate the power of Microsoft's products and technology partners' solutions so businesses can make informed technology decisions

  • Sonus has the industry's broadest portfolio of Microsoft Lync qualified SBCs, and is the only vendor in the market to offer Microsoft Lync survivability either through a 3G/4G or public switched telephone network (PSTN) connection to provide reliability in the event of a wide area network (WAN) failure

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonus Networks, Inc. (NAS: SONS) , a global leader in SIP communications, today announced that its session border controllers (SBCs) are being integrated into Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) globally, as part of Microsoft Lync Unified Communications (UC) demonstrations. This integration allows enterprises to experience first-hand the powerful combination of Sonus SBCs in a Lync Enterprise deployment.

The MTCs are highly collaborative, world-class facilities that offer businesses access to cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading expertise. The new Toronto MTC is the first to feature Sonus SBCs with the addition of the Sonus SBC 1000. Based in Microsoft Canada's Mississauga headquarters, the Toronto MTC is the 31st in the world, in addition to the 12 centers in the United States and 18 other international locations.

SBCs serve a critical role in enabling and activating UC platforms, such as Microsoft Lync, across enterprise Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) networks. As a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner, Sonus helps enterprises optimize Microsoft Lync voice deployments by securing SIP trunking services at the network border and providing a seamless flow of SIP-based multi-vendor media for UC deployments. Secure, resilient access to UC applications such as instant messaging (IM), collaboration, conferencing and voice empowers enterprises to communicate with speed and simplicity. The SBC 1000 and the Sonus SBC 2000 SBCs are the only SBC solutions available which offer Microsoft Lync survivability either through a 3G/4G or PSTN connection to provide reliability in the event of a wide area network (WAN) failure.

"The purpose of the Microsoft Technology Centers is to enable businesses to envision, design and deploy innovative solutions that will better meet their needs and goals. Demonstrating the innovation of Sonus SBCs on Microsoft platforms allows enterprises to see the value of integrating an SBC into Lync Enterprise Voice deployments, enabling their Unified Communications vision to become a reality," said Chuck McCann, Worldwide MTC Alliances program director, Microsoft. "We are proud to feature Sonus SBCs as an integral part of the Microsoft Technology Centers."

"The Microsoft Technology Centers bring together a tremendous collection of resources available to customers who want to better understand and explore Microsoft and partner technology solutions. Having Sonus SBCs as part of Microsoft Unified Communications demonstrations allows customers to customize their MTC experience to address specific business needs," said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, SBC Business, Sonus. "Sonus has been recognized as one of the fastest growing SBC brands, fueled in large part by our strong alliance with Microsoft and the growth of Microsoft Lync. We are proud to be a Microsoft partner."

Other Facts:

  • Sonus offers the broadest portfolio of Microsoft Lync qualified SBCs, including the SBC 1000, SBC 2000, Sonus SBC 5100 and Sonus SBC 5200, to serve the needs of service providers and enterprises from their network core to the edge

  • The SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 have received Microsoft Lync 2013 qualification in several categories, including SBC, survivable branch appliance (SBA), E-911 ELIN gateway and enhanced gateway. The SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 have also received Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Unified Messaging qualification

  • Sonus solutions have been performance verified by Miercom Labs

  • Sonus is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers, published October 9, 2012 by Gartner, Inc.

  • By adopting SIP trunking, many enterprises save up to 50 percent, enabling them to help fund the adoption of advanced UC technologies such as Microsoft Lync

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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 or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
The information in this release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Although Sonus believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report 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 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of Sonus' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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, except as required by law.

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