As you may have seen in our Techno Talk earlier this month, Avaya has acquired Sipera, a Unified Communications security applications provider.
This is great news for all businesses who are planning to trial SIP trunking in the near future. When adding SIP trunking to your network, it is always recommended to include a Session Border Controller on your premise that protects your voice network. Sipera provides an affordable Session Border Controller that was designed for enterprise businesses of all sizes, but offers many of the redundancy and features of a more expensive carrier-grade Session Border Controller. Sipera’s SBC works with ALL types of enterprise voice systems and SKC has the technical skill to design the best SBC solution to work with your Cisco, NEC, Avaya or other voice provider. SBC functionality is scalable, compatible in environments of 20 to 10,000, with much lower costs for its small capacity SMB offering as well.
Additionally, Sipera’s Secure Access Proxy allows companies to confidently and safely extend their UC applications to any supporting endpoint in any location over any network. Using the Secure Access Proxy can save companies thousands of dollars by avoiding traditional trunking methods. SKC recommends trialing SIP trunking on a smaller scale before transitioning your entire voice network to SIP trunking. The Sipera e-SBC has a scalable solution that can be sized for a smaller trial, while growing to fit your entire SIP trunking network in the future.