Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Sonus Introduces New Network Border Switch

Sonus Networks released a new Network Border Switch (NBS) designed to provide carrier-class IP-peering and security capability to both smaller IP-based voice networks and to less-densely populated regions of larger IP-based networks. Sonus' NBS product line has been shipping since 2003.

The new NBS combines session control, PSTN gateway services and security in a single, high performance, carrier-class system. It provides media handling functionality; extensive IP signaling options that include SIP, SIP-T and H.323; network address and port translation features that protect the privacy of the internal private network topology; session-based firewall functionality; and advanced traffic control features.

Sonus said its smaller form factor NBS enables new customers to enter the market at a lower price point, deploying a solution that can scale seamlessly as demand grows.