Lync Migration Featured Article
August 22, 2016
Veracity Networks Selects Sonus to Increase Network Capacity
By Michael Guta
Increasing network capacity allows service providers to offer more solutions and make it available as needed without delays. This is an important point, because individuals as well as organizations rely on real-time access to the hosted services, applications and entertainment they pay for. And if the network doesn't have adequate bandwidth, the quality of service will suffer, which in turn increases the attrition rate of customers. In order to avoid these and other capacity problems, Veracity Networks has chosen Sonus SBC SWe and Sonus SBC 7000, and deployed it on Amazon's public cloud.
Veracity Networks has been providing Internet and telecom services since it was founded in Utah in 1999. As the company continues to evolve to deliver next generation services for its customers in the state of Utah, as well as the United States and the world at large, it needed the comprehensive capabilities Sonus and Amazon public cloud provide to increase its reach globally.
“The goal for Veracity Networks is simple: provide world-class service with a local touch,” said Chris Modesitt, chief technology officer, Veracity Networks. “If our world class communication services become impaired, our customers lose productivity and ultimately money. That's why we trust Sonus to provide the resiliency and quality we need for our network.”
Unlike the hardware session border controllers (SBCs) Sonus provides, the SBC SWe is the first software-only SBC solution that has the same capabilities inside and outside the box. This means Veracity will be able to deploy more SIP services in more places, much faster than ever before.
Not having to install appliance hardware on premises will give Veracity a much lower capital and operational expenditure, while at the same time delivering services to a much larger audience internationally by leveraging Amazon's public cloud. With SBC SWe, the company will be able to instantly expand session capacity anywhere in its network by just upgrading the license and reach new markets in a fraction of the time it would take traditional deployments.
The SBC SWe has the same code base and features used in its SBC 5000 and SBC 7000 series, which is directly built on top of the Sonus SBC feature with carrier-class redundancy to ensure Veracity will always have service continuity by mitigating the effects of network outages and natural disasters. It also has the capability to address any potential growth, with scalability beginning at 25 sessions and unlimited scale.
The network security features of SBC SWe include: session-aware firewall with topology hiding IPsec, SRTP and TLS encryption; protection against SIP-based network threats including malformed packets; and Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and Rogue RTP messages.
“Whether it is on-premises or in the Cloud, the proven strength of Sonus SBCs is the ability to enable, optimize and secure the influx in real-time traffic service providers are seeing today,” said Mykola Konrad (News - Alert), Sonus vice president, Product Management and Marketing.
In choosing Sonus and its SBC SWe and Sonus SBC 7000 solutions, Veracity will have the tools it needs to grow and manage interconnect voice infrastructure, and adding Amazon's public cloud gives it the scale it needs for a global presence. It will now be able to handle the most demanding and collaboration needs of its customers, whether they are individuals, SMBs or enterprises with a global presence.
Edited by Alicia Young
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