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AudioCodes Expands its Family of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E‐SBC)

Jul 26, 2010

Lod, Israel – July 26, 2010 – AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced the expansion of Enterprise Session Border Controller (E‐SBC) capabilities for the Mediant 1000 and Mediant 3000 platforms. AudioCodes’ Enterprise Session Border Controller capabilities target the growing market for SIP Trunking, Hosted IP‐PBX, Remote Extension, Contact Center and Conferencing services, providing comprehensive security, mediation and quality assurance capabilities for enterprises interested in exploiting the business benefits of moving from traditional PSTN to SIP Trunking. With this expansion of E‐SBC for its Mediant platforms, AudioCodes is seeking to address the needs of those users who want a combined solution of sophisticated Media Gateways with a cutting‐edge Session Border Controller, as well as those users who want stand‐alone Session Border Controllers.

Security threats that exist in the VoIP world, such as spam over IP Telephony (SPIT), call fraud, identity theft, eavesdropping and more, are addressed by the AudioCodes E‐SBC family which delivers perimeter VoIP defense, signaling mediation and media transcoding, as well as QoS monitoring and SLA enforcement. AudioCodes Mediant 1000 and Mediant 3000 E‐SBC configurations address the needs of SMB, SME and larger enterprises.

"The AudioCodes E‐SBC family is creating a new breed of CPE products for the emerging SIP Trunking market,” said Elka Popova, Program Director at Frost & Sullivan. “Customers have been looking for a safe and straightforward way to move their existing telephony environment from PSTN services to the more cost effective SIP Trunking services. AudioCodes' family of Enterprise Session Border Controllers allows them to transparently and securely connect their existing environment to SIP Trunking, while also providing investment protection and an upgrade path to more services and to a full Multi‐Service Business Gateway environment. Service providers can use this innovative platform to provide basic SBC services and then add more services for their customers as required.”

“As the VoIP market continues to grow with more and more enterprises moving to IP‐based Service Provider networks, the demand for secure VoIP peering is increasing,” said Nimrod Borovsky, AudioCodes’ Vice President of Marketing. “With our Enterprise Session Border Controller capabilities, customers can safely and transparently migrate from traditional PSTN to SIP Trunking, protecting not only their network from new world VoIP security threats, but also their existing investment in IP and TDM PBX equipment. Customers have been reacting very positively to the new E‐SBC offerings, as well as to the additional Multi‐Service Business Gateway capabilities of the product.”

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