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TMCnet Session Border Controller Week in Review

November 24, 2012

This week is a busy one across the United States, as Americans reflect on what they’re thankful for and look ahead to the gift-buying season. So take a break from your turkey, football and Black Friday (News - Alert) shopping and reflect on the session border controller space.


First, it is important to understand what a session border controller is. As more and more companies leverage SIP-based communications, they need to learn about session border controllers and the functions they serve to enable communications between protocols and ensure security of the network.

And that, of course, brings up the next question, namely, “Why are session border controllers important?” Aside from the aforementioned purpose of allowing communication between different protocols at the edges of the networks, session border controllers play an important role in securing the network. Since VoIP applications are exposed to networks that are out of the control of an enterprise or service provider, VoIP communications are vulnerable to threats such as service theft, fraud, spoofing and denial of service or distributed denial of service attacks and even registration storms. The session border controller goes a long way toward mitigating these threats.

In other news this week, one company that specializes in the session n border controller space, Sonus Networks (News - Alert), will be presenting at an event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event, the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, and Ray Dolan, CEO of Sonus Networks, and Moe Castonguay, the company’s CFO, will be speaking at 11:30am MST.

It’s been a busy week for all of us, including those interested in the session border controller space. Check back here soon for more news and information!

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