FreeSBC Tested via Ciena’s Service Virtualization Platforms and Available as a Virtual Network Function (VNF)
Los Angeles, CA – MEF18 Conference: October 30, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the developer of FreeSBC, today announced that the company has successfully validated FreeSBC – using Ciena‘s 3906mvi and 3926m Service Virtualization Platforms – as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) for deployment at the edge of carrier voice and data networks.
Network intrusion continues to be a risk for service providers, with nefarious players attempting to map out and exploit holes in network security systems with registration floods, DOS, and DDOS attacks. Meanwhile, network bandwidth and SIP Trunking services continue to grow in popularity and usage, challenging service providers in managing interoperability and the increased traffic generated by large-volume customers. By deploying FreeSBC software at the edge of the network, carriers can prevent intrusion attempts before they get into the core of their network, solve interoperability challenges and better manage their customer’s traffic.
As part of its Intelligent Edge Strategy, TelcoBridges now offers FreeSBC, a cost-effective commercial Session Border Controller (SBC) as a VNF for deployment, which was tested using Ciena’s 3906mvi and 3926m Service Virtualization Platforms and D-NFVI software suite. Based on the ETSI Nework Function Virtualization framework, the Intelligent Edge Strategy puts FreeSBC within the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) with other VNFs, creating a service chain of network functions from a wide range of vendors.
“The successful validation of FreeSBC using our Service Virtualization Platforms will open new doors for innovative service providers, including enhanced network services to help drive new revenue streams and network transformation,” said Brian Lavallée, Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing, Ciena. “With FreeSBC recently validated and deployed as a VNF at the edge of the network, carriers will be able to deploy low-cost Session Border Controller functions, protecting their networks from attack at the point of demarcation,” said TelcoBridges’ Senior Director of Product Marketing Alan Percy. “Other benefits allow for dynamic network traffic management, expand interoperability and enable new services with greater network scaling.”
For more on TelcoBridges’ Intelligent Edge Strategy and deploying FreeSBC as a VNF:
• Book a meeting with TelcoBridges’ executives at MEF18: https://calendly.com/alandpercy/mef2018/10-29-2018
• Review the recorded “How To” webinar on the FreeSBC Video Library at: http://www2.telcobridges.com/l/45842/2018-04-04/5cjcb3
About TelcoBridges FreeSBC:
TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC virtual session border controller protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. FreeSBC runs on any combination of VMware, OpenStack, Amazon/AWS and bare metal servers as well as dedicated network devices as part of virtual network function integration. FreeSBC is offered via a “freemium” business model, where sessions can be licensed at no cost or with optional support, and premium feature subscriptions for $1/session/year. To date, more than 7 million sessions have been downloaded by hundreds of customers in 83 countries around the globe.
FreeSBC is just one component of TelcoBridges’ portfolio of carrier-grade solutions. A wide array of optional paid services and extensions are available, including 24/7 support, analytics for troubleshooting, fraud detection, call removal and more. Support for transcoding is made possible via optional IP-based DSP hardware resources, which are sold in various capacities. To learn more about the FreeSBC offering visit https://freesbc.telcobridges.com
TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. Based in Montreal with offices in Poland, Turkey and Hong Kong, TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit www.freesbc.com.
Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, firstname.lastname@example.org