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Sonus

(Formally NET – Network Equipment Technology)

In a world where enterprise communications have become increasingly complex and costly, Sonus simplifies.

As a leader in secure SIP networks, Sonus seeks to help businesses simplify their network design, reduce costs and effectively deploy new applications with a portfolio of high-performance session border controllers (SBCs) for the enterprise and service provider markets. Quite simply, Sonus unifies Unified Communications

With the acquisition of NET in August 2012, the combined expertise of the two companies brought to the market greater choice to ensure that, from the branch office to the headquarters, the highest performing, most resilient media gateway and SBC solutions are available.

With the broadest portfolio of Microsoft Skype for Business-qualified SBCs on the market, Sonus solutions enable all businesses, large and small, to work faster, smarter and more productively with our proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions to customers in over 50 countries.

The Sonus Portfolio

The Sonus Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio offers extraordinary service integration of Unified Communications to any size office – from the branch to the headquarters. With Sonus solutions, businesses can enjoy the benefit of deploying a single device for all networking and communication needs and save both capital and operational expenses. By supporting a variety of protocols, advanced security, and codec transcoding, the Sonus SBC portfolio enables a distributed enterprise to cost-effectively implement Unified communications across the enterprise.
  • Sonus SBC 1000100
  • Sonus SBC 2000600
  • Sonus SBC 510010,000
  • Sonus SBC 520064,000
  • Sonus SBC SWe (Software)Unlimited

The Sonus SBC SWe (Software edition) is the industry’s first software-based Session Border Controller (SBC) architected to deliver unlimited scalability with the same advanced features and functionality of the Sonus SBC 5000 family of products on a virtualized platform – without compromise.

The Sonus Differentiator

Sonus offers the most complete portfolio of purpose-built Session Border Controllers (SBCs) in the market, enabling all organizations, from small to large, to simplify their infrastructure and reduce costs by moving to SIP-based communications.

Whether an Enterprise is a wholly IP or a mixed TDM/IP environment, Sonus provides a flexible, risk-free path from legacy systems to secure, reliable next generation communications so enterprises can realise the full benefits of Unified Communications.

Sonus is the first in the industry to deliver enhanced Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) functionality with mobile broadband 3G/4G failover capability within the Sonus SBC 1000 and Sonus SBC 2000 Session Border Controllers to ensure the Microsoft Skype for Business Server operates at a high level of security and quality in branch offices during wide area network (WAN) failures.

Sonus’ entire portfolio of SBCs has been performance-tested verified by Miercom. The reports can be read at on the Sonus website


Sonus SBC 1000 (formerly NET UX 1000) is a Microsoft Skype for Business qualified SBC for small enterprise networks who also seek Skype for Business qualified Survivable Branch Appliance functionality.

Description:
The Sonus SBC 1000 Session Border Controller is an advanced SBC built for smaller enterprise networks (from 5 to 500 employees) that delivers robust security, high availability and proven interoperability with leading business solutions like Microsoft Skype for Business Server. The Sonus SBC 1000 is the first in the industry to deliver Microsoft Skype for Business qualified enhanced Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) functionality with mobile broadband 3G/4G failover capability to ensure the Microsoft Skype for Business Server operates at a high level of security and quality in branch offices even during wide area network (WAN) failures.


Sonus SBC 2000 (previously NET UX 2000) is a Microsoft Skype for Business qualified SBC for medium-sized enterprise networks who also seek Skype for Business qualified Survivable Branch Appliance functionality.

Description:
The Sonus SBC 2000 Session Border Controller is an advanced SBC designed to help medium sized enterprise networks (i.e., 50 to 5000 employees) safely and cost-effectively embrace the new world of SIP-based communications such as Voice over IP (VoIP). The SBC 2000 delivers all of the features you would expect from the Sonus family of SBCs, including robust security, high availability and proven interoperability with leading business solutions like Microsoft Skype for Business Server. The Sonus SBC 2000 is is the first in the industry to deliver Microsoft Skype for Business qualified enhanced Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) functionality with mobile broadband 3G/4G failover capability to ensure the Microsoft Skype for Business Server operates at a high level of security and quality in branch offices even during wide area network (WAN) failures.


The Sonus SBC 5100 is a Microsoft Skype for Business qualified SBC for medium-large enterprises and Tier 2/3 service providers (250 to 10,000 concurrent sessions).

Description:
The Sonus SBC 5100 delivers robust security, flexible SIP session routing & policy management, media transcoding at an attractive price/performance point for medium-to-large enterprises and Tier 2/3 service providers and (250 to 10,000 concurrent sessions).

The SBC 5100 is Microsoft Skype for Business qualified and the Miercom Performance Verified Laboratory has verified its peering and access performance capabilities.

Features include:

  • Unique design with embedded transcoding/encryption processing for unbeatable real-world performance and scalability
  • Advanced policy and routing intelligence – embedded or in an external routing server
  • New IP-based multimedia services beyond VoIP (IM, presence, Web 2.0)
  • Superior protection against network attacks, overload and outages while preserving stateful call handling
  • A proven SIP trunking solution with support for multiple SIP variants from IP-PBX vendors
  • Built-in media transcoding featuring custom-built DSP firmware
Scalable from as few as 25 to an unlimited number of sessions, the SBC SWe is feature equivalent to Sonus’ award-winning hardware-based Sonus SBC 5000 Series

Description:
The SBC SWe is feature equivalent to Sonus’ hardware-based SBC 5000 Series. The only difference between the Sonus SBC SWe and the Sonus SBC 5000 Series is how customers choose to deploy it: on industry-standard servers or in virtualized environments. Scalable from as few as 25 to an unlimited number of sessions, the user-defined scope of the SBC SWe means that Sonus customers get to choose where they reside on the performance curve.

About Sonus

Sonus is a proven expert in delivering secure, reliable, session border controllers and media gateways that enable next generation communications infrastructures for enterprises and service providers. By facilitating a smooth, seamless and rapid migration, Sonus enables organisations to realise the true potential of VoIP and unified communications, while leveraging existing investments, so they can be faster and smarter and produce more effective collaboration and communication between devices, applications and people.

Step 1

The Sonus Partner Portal

The Sonus Partner Portal is exclusive to members of the Sonus partner ecosystem and is a single source for tools for training, preparing for customer presentations, creating and managing opportunities, as well as configure, quote and order Sonus solutions.

If your company is a member of the Partner Assure Programme, you can request your login via:

Sonus Partner Portal

Click “New User Registration.” Remember that each member of your team will need their own login.

Step 2

Get Trained

Free-of-charge e-Learning is available for members of the Sonus Partner Assure Programme from the Sonus Partner Portal:

Microsoft Skype for Business and PBX Interworking

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities for Sonus SBCs where Enterprises are introducing Microsoft Skype for Business for voice services as well as interworking legacy PBXs as they implement SIP trunking.

Where to sell SBCs

In this course, you’ll learn about the types of Enterprises to sell the Sonus SBC Solution Suite to and the clear criteria of where to sell and where not to sell.

Providing SIP Trunks to Enterprises

In this course, you’ll learn why Enterprises need SIP Trunks, how to qualify opportunities and how to sell the Sonus SBC solution.

Sonus SBC 1000 & 2000

Provides the working knowledge needed to be effective selling the Sonus SBC 1000 & Sonus SBC 2000

Sonus SBC 1000 & 2000 Services

Provides an overview of the deployment, maintenance and educational services for these products
Step 3

Get Promoting

Available only from Westcon Convergence and Sonus, a new seeding programme for the Sonus SBC 1000 can be used to offer your customers a cost effective way to experience Microsoft Skype for Business Enterprise Voice.

Step 1: Identify
Initially, work with Sonus, Westcon Convergence and Microsoft to identify your strategic customer projects

Step 2: Place Order
Once a project has been agreed as a good candidate, contact Westcon Convergence and place an order for your Microsoft Skype for Business seeding kit at special discount levels (part codes available on request).

Step 3: Authorise
Sign up to become a Sonus Partner Assure Authorised Partner via Westcon Convergence to access free online sales training and gain accreditation

Step 4: Install
Finally, the installation of a Sonus SBC 1000 will be performed directly by the Sonus technical team

Step 4

Generate Demand

Co-marketed campaigns using Sonus’ exclusive ‘SBCs for Dummies’ books are available to help drive demand with your customers.  The campaigns are available for Sonus Partner Assure Select partners to use.

Please complete the form to request the Demand Generation campaigns:

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