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Press Release -- June 6th, 2012

GENBAND Expands the Versatile S3 Session Border Controller Portfolio

Frisco, TX, June 6, 2012GENBAND,a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced the availability of expanded and enhanced hardware options for its S3™ Session Border Controller (SBC). The ve­rsatile, software-based GENBAND S3 SBC portfolio provides solutions suited for a range of environments, from small service provider deployments and enterprise customers all the way up to the world’s largest fixed and mobile service provider networks.

The new S3 1000, in a 1 Rack Unit (RU) form factor, provides a cost effective solution for smaller deployments supporting highly distributed or low density specifications. The S3 1000 is ideal for smaller carriers, large carriers with remote points of presence and the growing Enterprise SBC market. The standard 2RU S3 2000 SBC utilizes the latest in Intel computing and Cavium network processing chipsets and provides exceptional scalability with the price/performance advantages of standard COTS components. The 1U and 2U hardware form factors join the S3 GENiUS ATCA platform, offering unprecedented scalability and the unique ability to deliver multiple applications from the same chassis.

“GENBAND is deeply committed to the burgeoning SBC market and these additions to the S3 portfolio ideally position us to provide SBCs optimized to virtually any market need,” said B.G. Kumar, President of GENBAND’s Multimedia Business Unit. “Every GENBAND S3 has the same product features, web-based management platform, CLI and provisioning APIs, enabling us to deliver uniform management and integration capabilities across our entire SBC line. The recently announced wins at such premier accounts as BT and Orange Business Servicesdemonstrate the market demand for our intelligent, scalable platform.”

The GENBAND S3 is an advanced, software-based SBC with the intelligence to deliver adaptive security, insightful policy enforcement, any-to-any interworking and advanced session routing for IP Interconnect, IPX, Hosted Unified Communications, SIP Business Trunking, access deployments, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communications Suite (RCS) services across Next Generation and IMS networks. The intelligent security framework of the S3 incorporates a pluggable, dynamic policy model that establishes a policy binding for each application and device. Unique real time session monitoring and analysis enable the S3 to issue corrective actions dynamically. In addition, the S3 GENiUS platform enables additional GENBAND IP solutions, such as call control or traffic and policy management, to use the same chassis as the S3, minimizing footprint and power requirements. Miercom, an independent lab testing facility specializing in networking and communications product testing, recently recognized the S3for “unmatched” scalability, performance and resiliency benchmarks.

Additional S3 features:

  • Configurable as a standalone SBC or can be integrated into the ATCA-based GENiUS platform as part of a multi-application solution
  • Based on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware to facilitate the rapid adoption of new technology and ensure a superior price/performance ratio vs. proprietary systems
  • Field upgradeable to support future hardware enhancements
  • Channel ready, enabling a simple-to-order approach to partner sales

“SBCs have an important role in the evolution of IP communications, both in the carrier and enterprise segments of the market,” said Brian Partridge, VP network research at the Yankee Group. “Vendors who can deliver on a range of SBC solutions with the right mix of features and scale to support multiple deployment configurations will maximize their total market opportunity.”

GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprise, service and content providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has vast resources in R&D, sales and support spanning more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at

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Kim Lee

S3 1000 and S3 2000 cost effectively address both smaller scale deployments and major high scale network demands with uniform management and optimized hardware

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