Siemens Enterprise Unveils OpenScape Session Border Controller for Secure VoIP

Siemens Enterprise Communications introduced OpenScape Session Border Controller (SBC) to deliver superior Voice over IP (VoIP) security and cost savings to OpenScape Voice customers.


Designed to address security and interoperability issues of SIP-based VoIP traffic, OpenScape SBC is architected for SIP trunking termination from multiple service providers, makes teleworker and contact center home agent deployment scenarios easy and cost-effective, and delivers secure connectivity from the enterprise data center to branch locations and hosted voice applications.


OpenScape SBC is the smartest and most affordable way for OpenScape Voice customers to enable the cost-saving advantages of implementing SIP trunking and remote workers.



Designed with low implementation cost in mind, it is deployed on industry-standard servers which provide customers with an aggressive return on investment. OpenScape SBC terminates a SIP session outside of the enterprise voice network, ensures the traffic originates from an authorized source and has no irregularities, and only then allows traffic to pass to the enterprise voice LAN. This process protects the voice network while still enabling fluid communication for enterprise, teleworkers, hosted services or branch locations.


Our OpenScape Voice customers are increasingly implementing cost-saving IP trunking and the deployment of remote workers is growing rapidly, driving the need for an effective VoIP security solution”,  said Chris Hummel, chief marketing officer, Siemens Enterprise Communications. OpenScape SBC provides comprehensive, scalable and survivable SIP-based security, interoperability with the OpenScape Voice solution and predictable linear pricing for lower TCO”.


OpenScape SBC is also scalable, supporting up to 4,000 simultaneous sessions on a single server, servicing potentially over 15,000 users. For organizations where business continuity is a requirement, it is available with both local and geographical redundancy options.


It effectively manages the secure flow of voice traffic while maintaining superior quality and availability. Plus, with a per-user granular pricing model, it offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in terms of licensing.


OpenScape SBC is designed to work specifically with the award-winning OpenScape Voice solution, with a graphical, unified management and administration interface. This makes implementation of the total OpenScape deployment quick and system administration simple and intuitive.


Siemens Enterprise Communications will continue to offer SBC solutions from our partner Acme Packet for large to very large enterprise deployments and for organizations that have standardized on Acme Packet SBCs.


As a Siemens Enterprise Communications partner and service integrator, we want to insure that our customers have the appropriate security in place”,  said Jeff Graham, chief technology officer, Shared Technologies. We see this as a very strong addition to the OpenScape portfolio as it allows us to add further services value to our enterprise customers. The advantage of the OpenScape SBC is that it is designed to work seamlessly with OpenScape Voice, making it easier to deploy and manage as well as making it more cost-effective for the customer”.


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