Equant, a member of the France Telecom Group, is deploying Juniper Networks' VF Series Session Border Control products to deliver VoIP services to business customers worldwide. Specifically, Equant is using the VF-3000 Series to offer secure Session Border Control features across the Equant Global VoIP network providing inter-VPN NAT (Network Address Translation) service. This enables Equant to support multiple vendors' IP PBXs for multi-national customers. In addition, multiple security features will be deployed providing the highest level of network protection for Equant and its business customers.
- In March 2005, Juniper Networks agreed to acquire Kagoor Networks, a supplier of session border controllers (SBCs), for $67.5 million in cash, plus options and certain other incentives and equity compensation. Kagoor, which is based in San Mateo, California, with R&D in Herzelia, Israel, has supplied its VoiceFlow SBC products to over 100 carriers worldwide. The company has strategic partnerships with Lucent, Siemens and NEC.