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Sonus SBCs Now Available to Department of Defense

November 19, 2014

When it comes to the Department of Defense, it should be fairly obvious what its priority is: defense. In order for it to protect the nation from outside threat it must first ensure that its communications are secured. Hackers today seem to be hitting marks as fast and furious as ever, which is why it is so important to properly secure Internet activity as well as communications.

A recent announcement from Sonus and Westcon Group (News - Alert) stated that for the first time ever Sonus Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are available to U.S. government agencies as the result of the General Services Administration (GSA (News - Alert)) IT Schedule 70 program.

“Westcon and Sonus have had a strong commercial relationship in place for a number of years,” said Brenda Reynolds, director of Government Programs, Westcon Group. “Sonus’ market-leading SBC products − combined with our expertise in government purchasing, logistics and pricing − create a very compelling proposition for meeting the VoIP and Unified Communications (News - Alert) needs of the government. Our extensive reseller program adds even more value by providing focused partners on every voice and Unified Communications project.”

Both Sonus and Westcon bring specific expertise to the table. Sonus’ specialty is in creating and allowing real-time communications, and Westcon is known for its data center solutions, network infrastructure, UC and its security solutions.

“Through Westcon, government agencies can now conveniently procure Sonus solutions as they seek to secure and enable voice and video communications,” said John Winters, vice president of Sales at Sonus and president of Sonus Federal. “Sonus has built a strong partnership with Westcon and the reseller agreement with the Westcon Group ensures that our government customers receive pre-negotiated pricing with all of the appropriate Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses included.”

This week is a great opportunity to see what else Sonus has in store, as it is not only a Gold Sponsor at WebRTC Conference & EXPO in San Jose, California it is also participating in a panel discussion. “Integrating WebRTC with IMS” will take place Wednesday from 9:10-9:50 am and address the functionality and possible trials and tribulations of IMS integration.

Sonus is a Gold sponsor of WebRTC Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 18 – 20 in San Jose, Calif. Stay in touch with everything happening at WebRTC Conference & Expo. Follow us on Twitter

Edited by Alisen Downey

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