Wick Hill shipping Sipera Systems E-SBC

Wick Hill, specialist in secure IP infrastructure solutions and convergence, has announced the availability of the Sipera E-SBC session border controller (SBC) appliance, the industry’s first device for SIP trunk termination, to include a unique enterprise VoIP integration module for rapid installation and implementation.

Based on Sipera’s deep experience in enterprise SIP deployments supporting hundreds of thousands of users, the E-SBC can be deployed in as little as two hours for typical implementations. Unlike SBCs designed for carriers and repackaged for enterprises, Sipera’s E-SBC offers the features needed by enterprises adopting SIP trunks, while stripping out the highly complex and difficult to manage components of common SBCs.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill Group, said: “This is a real market-shifting product. The Sipera Session Border Controller is a fraction of the cost of similar devices and works with all major players. It is not only quick to implement, but also easy to upgrade, to provide comprehensive security and deployment options. It’s going to radically change the market and we’re excited at the scale of the opportunity.”

Scaling from 20 to 10,000 concurrent sessions, the E-SBC is available for as little as ten percent of the cost of the market-leading carrier-focused SBCs.

Sipera’s E-SBC features: Industry standard session border control functionality for terminating SIP trunks and providing demarcation and control at the enterprise edge.
The SIP Trunk Integration Module (STIM), a powerful, flexible interoperability framework that dramatically simplifies the interface with the enterprise UC servers and IP-PBXs; A simple upgrade path to implement the full Sipera UC-Sec security appliance, providing VoIP and UC firewalling, and the industry’s best protection against VoIP toll fraud and UC intrusion.

An enterprise deploying the E-SBC can upgrade to the UC-Sec and gain advanced functionality such as encryption to all endpoints, UC firewalling, full UC proxy functionality, access control and advanced user authentication, signalling and media forking for compliance, signature-based intrusion and threat mitigation, and active policy enforcement for all UC traffic.

John Lochow, CEO of Sipera, said: “SIP trunks are a highly economical way for enterprises to adopt greater flexibility and efficiency in their communications operations, and Sipera is a trusted partner in the simple and rapid adoption of SIP trunks by enterprises around the world. Sipera’s E-SBC is a true, highly cost-effective enterprise SBC that dramatically simplifies the deployment and management of SIP trunks, with the industry’s most advanced integration with the enterprise VoIP and UC environment.”