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India's Ecosmob Unveils SBCs

August 24, 2017

Ecosmob Technologies, a VoIP consultancy and software development company out of India, has been promoting its new session border controller solutions.

The Ecosmob Technologies SBC solutions allow for signaling protocol interworking and DTMF interworking, codec transcoding, configurable calling party address manipulation, protocol validation, carrier tech prefix insertion/removal, and flexible SIP header manipulation.

The company notes that SBCs can help safeguard VoIP networks such threats as denial of service attacks, distributed denial of service attacks, IP-based toll fraud, and malware. Indeed. A report from IBM’s Security Intelligence group indicates that cyber attacks using the SIP VoIP protocol increased in 2016, accounting for more than half of security event activity analyzed that year.

AudioCodes, which has its own SBCs (sold under the Mediant brand), explains that: “Session border controllers are deployed at the border between the enterprise and the service provider. In the enterprise environment, they form an effective demarcation point between the business’s VoIP network and the service provider’s SIP trunk, performing SIP protocol mediation and media handling (interoperability) and securing the enterprise VoIP network. In the service provider core, SBC provide security and protocol normalization.”

GENBAND is yet another company that sells session border controllers. This company says its SBCs “enable high levels of service quality for applications such as SIP Trunking, Unified Multimedia Communications, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, RCS and OTT.” It says they also enable “seamless IP interconnections for IP eXchange, IP Peering, Intra-Network, and International Interconnects….”

Other well-known SBC market players include Avaya, Cisco, Edgewater Networks, Huawei, Ingate, InnoMedia, Metaswitch, Nokia, Patton, and Sangoma.

According Exact Ventures, the  service provider SBC market was worth $189 million in the fourth quarter of last year.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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