Session Border Controllers (SBCs) - The BorderNet Family


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Session Border Controllers (SBCs) help service providers and enterprise organizations transform, connect and secure their networks and services. They can help service providers address the real world challenges they face in transforming their networks and services to all IP and enable them to deliver innovative multimedia services to their customers. Dialogic® BorderNet™ SBCs provide multimedia connectivity, security, service assurance, optimization and border management capabilities along with regulatory compliance features that offer exceptional CAPEX and OPEX value.

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Session Border Controllers (SBCs) - The BorderNet Family

  1. 1. Session Border Controllers A New Necessity for Service Providers and EnterprisesCOMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  2. 2. Agenda Today’s Evolving IP Environment Why are SBCs important? What are the benefits of SBCs? For Service Providers? For Enterprises How are SBCs used? Security Multimedia Connectivity Service Assurance and Optimization Border Management Dialogic® BorderNet™ SBCs2 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  3. 3. Today’s Evolving IP Environment Today’s communication environment is rapidly changing, complex, and highly nuanced. Service providers continue to roll out innovative services to their customers that require the use of multiple networks to provide an end-to-end service that connects consumers with content.3 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  4. 4. Today’s Evolving IP Environment (cont.) IP has become the new transport methodology for delivering services like voice, and Service Providers are taking the steps to transform their 865 2G Networks networks to all-IP infrastructure. Until this all-IP convergence happens, 736 3G Networks the global communications scene will still include a large component of the old network interface, Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), into the 91 LTE Networks Worldwide foreseeable future North America 13 Western Europe 23 Eastern Europe 19 Service Providers are left with the need to interconnect IP networks with legacy TDM networks. Asia Pac 17 Middle East 8 Americas 6 Africa 54 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  5. 5. Why are SBCs important? (cont.) Session Border Controllers can help service providers connect diverse networks and cope successfully with spiraling traffic volumes and complexity while still securing their mission critical infrastructure. The multiplying capabilities and expanding capacities of SBCs have become central to the evolution to IP-to-IP interworking and can help service providers as they endeavor to improve performance.5 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  6. 6. Why are SBCs important? (cont.) From once being looked upon as primarily a security device, SBCs have taken on an expanded role for fostering successful connectivity and providing high quality IP service. Provide vital support for: SIP normalization Quality of Service (QoS) NAT traversal IPv4 – IPv6 interworking A host of value added services Much more6 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  7. 7. Benefits for Service Providers Service providers today look for solutions that enable multi- generational networks operating in parallel SBCs: Enable seamless communication between different service providers networks and end-user networks Sit at demarcation points between the networks and provide a large range of important functions for security, protocol translation, normalization and call handling Help manage calls, regulate data flows, fix/change protocols & syntax, maintain high availability7 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  8. 8. Benefits for Enterprises Expand options enterprise organizations have when it comes to considering choices for communications equipment and solutions Allow enterprises to be flexible in terms of taking a “best of breed” approach when choosing a platform or solution that fits their needs Provides protection for organizational assets against malicious attacks8 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  9. 9. How are SBCs used? Historically, SBCs have been deployed to secure organizational assets. Due to the transformation of service provider networks to IP, and the demand for new and innovative services that combine voice, video and data, in many cases from different content providers, the roles of SBCs are expanding in service provider networks. SBCs provide an array of critical functionality that can be categorized into the following four general areas: Security Multimedia connectivity Service assurance and optimization Border Management9 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  10. 10. Features Security SBCs are designed to insulate IP Networks or network portions from potential problems in other networks with which they are connected. • Provides call filtering, encryption and protection from malformed packets • Topology hiding (prevents outsiders from accessing internal information) • Limiting traffic to prevent overload Multimedia Connectivity Transcoding voice and video codecs is growing in importance especially due to the continual growth of video as a component of overall IP Traffic. Can facilitate connectivity from a multimedia perspective, SBC, can provide both “normalization” and transcoding capabilities. Allows NAT Traversal and firewall access for real-time IP Traffic.10 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  11. 11. Features (cont.) Service Assurance and Optimization SBCs typically provide service assurance through a combination of call admission control and quality of service features. Use of access control lists to prioritize media flows by mapping them to appropriate service levels through IP header bit marketing and VLAN mapping. Can provide network overload and failure detection and attempt to re-route traffic through alternate routes if they detect a far-end problem. Load balancing traffic Border Management SBCs sit at the border between peering networks as well as provide connectivity between different domains within a service providers networks Provide management capabilities from a configuration and reporting perspective. Can effectively isolate user experience issues to a particular network domain, in turn reducing the time to isolate and resolve issues affecting performance.11 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  12. 12. How are SBCs used? VALUE ADDED SERVICES CONTACT CENTERS SIP TRUNKINGService providers … OPEX reduction is driving the need New investment cycle in PBX Require flexibility interconnecting for consolidation of call centers market offers opportunity to move their IP and TDM networks IP is the natural and sole evolution businesses from TDM to IP Deliver services to customers over from legacy call center Legacy base of PBX implementations infrastructure has never been older than it is now multiple technology domains Managed IP PBX services - largest Want to invest in solutions that Interoperability issues impact segment of business VoIP services will position them to connect service level goals Entry for providers to sell SIP trunking securely and seamlessly across all- Contact centers strive to drive services IP networks down talk time, reduce wait time and support increased customer self-service Gateway solutions have been the Solution scalability is key along with Service providers want to offer connectivity workhorse until now; need to differentiate and enhance value beyond commodity pricing - SBCs are a critical investment for offerings Ability to layer on enhanced delivering and managing IP based services provides opportunities to services differentiate Source: Infonetics 12 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  13. 13. Dialogic® BorderNet™ Session Border Controllers BorderNet SBC family of solutions Targeted toward peering, access and value added services with purpose built appliances High performance – small footprint Interoperability and interworking flexibility Support for on board video transcoding capabilities Ease of implementation, configuration, provisioning and management Dialogic provides more solution value than stand alone SBC competitors Ability to provide transition from existing TDM or NGN network to all IP and multimedia Extensive partner network for value added services beyond the infrastructure Bundled solution offerings - from content creation to optimization Global operations and support presence13 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  14. 14. Questions and Answers Learn More: Please visit our Session Border Controller page on our corporate website at Contact us: For questions questions about our Dialogic® BorderNet® family of products, please email us or use our contact form at: Thank you!14 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
  15. 15. Dialogic, Veraz, Brooktrout among others as well as related logos, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dialogic Inc. and all companies controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Dialogic Inc. (“Dialogic”). The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. 01/1215 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL © COPYRIGHT 2012 DIALOGIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |