September 28, 2016

Sonus SBC SWe Lite Enables Enterprises to Virtualize Interworking and Security for Microsoft Skype for Business and Office 365 Cloud PBX

New Virtual SBC Delivers Same Simplicity, Performance and Security as Hardware-based Enterprise SBCs

ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Takeaways:

  • Sonus' virtualized enterprise Session Border Controller (e-SBC) uses the same management and provisioning interface as the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000, providing customers with a seamless path to virtualization.
  • The Sonus SBC SWe Lite complements the Sonus SBC SWe by addressing the need for a virtualized SBC designed for Microsoft Skype for Business and Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX deployments.
  • The SBC SWe Lite is optimized for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and supports industry-leading hypervisors, such as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi.

Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, today introduced the Sonus SBC SWe Lite, a virtualized e-SBC designed for Skype for Business or Office 365 Cloud PBX deployments. The SBC SWe Lite supplements the Sonus SBC SWe, providing a virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) option for SMEs looking to virtualize interworking, security and survivability for Unified Communications (UC).

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By leveraging the same management and provisioning interface as the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000, the SBC SWe Lite empowers enterprises to migrate from hardware to software without additional investments in new equipment. The SBC SWe Lite also gives customers the flexibility to deploy a virtual SBC solution on standard off-the-shelf servers or in virtualized environments. Enterprises with spare virtual machine resources available to host SBC functionality can significantly reduce the capital expenditures associated with deploying physical hardware on-premises in support of Skype for Business or Office 365 Cloud PBX. 

Optimized for SMEs, the SBC SWe Lite allows rapid expansion or feature activation remotely via a simple license key, eliminating the need for on-site technicians or disruption to operations during peak business hours. With support for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi, the SBC SWe Lite can be installed quickly. The SBC SWe Lite also provides the same intuitive GUI as the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 that was purpose built with ease of use in mind to dramatically speed configurations through the simple configuration wizard.

The SBC SWe Lite offers the same Miercom® certified security as the award winning SBC 1000 and SBC 2000. Sonus' newest virtualized solution also ensures maximum uptime and availability by securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration through capabilities such as network topology hiding, encryption, and protection from Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

"The Sonus SBC SWe Lite offers the same great features and the simplified deployment of the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000, with the added benefits running the platform in a virtual environment. In fact, when using the Sonus SBC SWe Lite GUI it became immediately obvious that the experience was going to be exactly the same as the Sonus SBC 1000 or SBC 2000, with only minor differences in the hardware-related areas," said Anurag Patel, CEO, Techland Systems International Limited. "The GUI is incredibly intuitive and extremely easy to navigate, and in less than five minutes we were able to provision the SBC SWe Lite to allow successful setup and placing of calls to/from the system."

"After introducing the Sonus SBC SWe, we saw a real need for a complementary virtualized solution that focuses on small and medium sized enterprises," said Umar Kabir, manager, Product Management, Sonus. "The Sonus SBC SWe Lite provides that option for customers and is built on an industry proven, feature-rich code base. We believe that our customers, resellers and partners will find the robust security, proven interworking, leading scalability and unparalleled ease of use of the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 in a compact and flexible virtual footprint truly revolutionary."

Other Fact:

  • The Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 recently received a 2016 Unified Communications Product of the Year award from TMCnet.

Additional Resources:

Tags/Keywords: SONS, Sonus Networks, Session Border Controller Software edition Lite, SBC SWe Lite, SBC 1000, SBC 2000, vCPE, Security, Interworking

About Sonus:
Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by enabling and securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can intelligently secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications.  Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Cloud Exchange Networking Platform, Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways. Visit or call 1-855-GO-SONUS. Follow Sonus on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release 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 "Risk Factors" section of Sonus' most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. 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.

For Sonus:
Jason Vancura, +1-978-614-8321

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