Sonus Debuts e-SBC for Skype and Office 365

Sonus Networks has 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 CPE (vCPE) option for SMEs looking to virtualize interworking, security and survivability for unified communications (UC).

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.

Sonus’ newest virtualized solution also securees 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.

“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.”

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