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October 21, 2016

NuWave Communications Selects Sonus SBC 7000 and PSX

By Michael Guta
Contributing Writer

Communication service providers (CSPs) offer a wide range of solutions. In delivering these services, security is one of the biggest challenges they face as the digital threat landscape keeps getting worse. For NuWave Communications, which just announced the expansion of its enterprise services with a hosted Microsoft Skype (News - Alert) for Business cloud communication and collaboration offering, securing the service is paramount. To ensure the security of the services it provides, NuWave has selected Sonus and its line of SBC 7000 Session Border Controller (SBC) and PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Engine.

Although enterprises have security measures to protect their organization and IT infrastructure, solutions that come protected with a robust security protocol are preferred. Sonus has next-generation cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions that enable mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. The technology the company uses is able to secure and prioritize real-time communications for enterprises, while giving service providers secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications.

For NuWave it means giving its wholesale and retail telephony customers the security and scalability Sonus provides across its fiber-optic network that covers the continental United States for hosted PBX (News - Alert) solutions, domestic and international toll-free origination and domestic and international termination.

“Hosted communications services are the fastest-growing segment in real-time communications and NuWave is now in an excellent position to deliver those services to enterprises with exceptional levels of reliability, availability and performance. Using Sonus SBCs and Skype for Business integrated routing, NuWave can securely deliver these new services,” said Mykola Konrad (News - Alert), Sonus vice president, Product Management and Marketing.

The Sonus SBC 7000 was specifically designed to address the huge demand of today's rich media applications by supporting high-capacity requirements for real-time multimedia Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) traffic. It can scale up to 150,000 sessions with an easy to implement software license so teams can increase capacity in days. It also has advanced functionality to support new services, including high definition (HD) voice and video, Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) and Rich Communications Services (RCS).

As for the security, Sonus has revealed it supports nearly 10 times more Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) sessions than any other SBC on the market. The other security features include session aware firewall with topology hiding, line rate DoS/DDoS, and rogue RTP protection, line rate malformed packet protection, TLS, IPSec (IKEV1) for signaling encryption and secure RTP/RTCP for media encryption.

With this type of protection, NuWave will be able to give its customers a hosted communication infrastructure that is secure and reliable. The addition of PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Engine will further improve its hosted Microsoft (News - Alert) Skype for Business cloud communication and collaboration offering with industry-leading scale, intelligent routing, geo-redundancy and simplified network management.

“Microsoft and Sonus are designed to work together, and that has allowed us to turn up and provision new services for our enterprise customers much faster than before,” said Kyle Thomas, Chief Technical Officer, NuWave Communications. 




Edited by Alicia Young

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