Sonus SBC 5100 and Sonus SBC 5200 Certified in Microsoft's Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Sonus Session Border Controllers Enable Smooth Migration to SIP Trunking and Tested to Work Seamlessly With Microsoft's Unified Communications Solutions Business Wire WESTFORD, Mass. -- August 22, 2012 Sonus Networks, Inc (Nasdaq: SONS) Key Takeaways: *Announcement affirms Microsoft Lync is compatible with the market’s fastest-growing provider of Session Border Controllers (SBC). *Certification assures enterprises and service providers that the Sonus^® SBC 5000 family has been tested to interoperate with Microsoft Lync. *The Sonus SBC 5000 portfolio includes the Sonus SBC 5100, which delivers from 250 to 10,000 sessions and the Sonus SBC 5200, which supports 64,000 sessions on a single server. Sonus Networks, Inc (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced that the Sonus SBC 5000 series of session border controllers (SBC) has been tested and certified in Microsoft Corp's Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Lync Server 2010. The Sonus SBC 5000 series includes the Sonus SBC 5100, which delivers 250 to 10,000 sessions, and the Sonus SBC 5200, which supports 64,000 sessions on a single server. By achieving this certification, service provider, enterprise customers and resellers can be confident that Sonus SBC 5000 series products interoperate with Microsoft’s unified communications solutions featuring Lync Server 2010. By deploying a Lync-based unified communications solution with Sonus SBCs, an enterprise can begin leveraging the benefits of real-time communications and a simplified network topology without replacing their legacy PBX solution. Sonus SBCs provide secure access to SIP trunking, which should enable enterprises to reduce costs and deliver new applications (such as unified communications and video) across their entire network. SIP trunking, trunking consolidation and the move to VoIP can reduce traditional enterprise telecom bills by up to 75%. The Sonus SBC portfolio is the fastest-growing on the market for 2011 according to industry analyst Infonetics (“Infonetics Research Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers,” 4Q11 report) - growing 4x faster than the market average. Quotes: "The Sonus SBC 5000 series provides a great option for combining Microsoft Lync into a legacy IP telephony infrastructure and activating the full suite of Microsoft Lync voice communications capabilities," said Ashima Singhal, Lync Group Product Manager, at Microsoft Corp. "In particular, Sonus’ strengths in interworking allow enterprises to take advantage of their legacy voice applications infrastructure and use SBCs to enable a smooth migration to SIP trunking and help create a truly unified communications network centered on Microsoft Lync." “The formal certification of the Sonus SBC 5000 portfolio helps ensure that service providers and enterprises can reap the benefits of SIP-based applications like unified communications in a seamless manner as they deploy Microsoft Lync,” said David Tipping, Vice President and General Manager of SBC at Sonus.” Other Facts: *The “2012 SIP Trunking State-of-the-Market Report” by Webtorials commissioned by Sonus found that the move to SIP Trunking can save on average 33% versus traditional solutions. *A SIP-based unified communications infrastructure can reclaim 23% of the productivity lost on inefficient communications in large enterprises, or 1.21 hours per employee per day, as noted in the '2012 Economic Impact of SIP in the Enterprise' State of the Market report by Sonus and Webtorials Additional Resources: *Sonus recently announced the first-edition of Session Border Controllers For Dummies reference book in partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. *More information on the Sonus SBC 5100 *More information on the Sonus SBC 5200 Tags/Keywords: Sonus Networks, SONS, SBC 5100, SBC 5200, Microsoft Lync, Webtorials, IT priorities, IT cost savings, session border controller, SBC, SIP trunking services, IPsec, media transcoding, IPv6 interworking, Unified Communications, UC, Cloud VoIP communications, Session Management, employee productivity, enterprise communications About Sonus Networks Sonus helps the world’s leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world’s largest and most complex IP networks. For more information, visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS. Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The information in this release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Although Sonus believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus’ business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Sonus’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus' views only as of the date on which such statement is made, and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus' views as of any subsequent date. 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Sonus SBC 5100 and Sonus SBC 5200 Certified in Microsoft's Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Microsoft
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