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Press Release -- December 1st, 2015
Source: Sonus Networks

Sonus Simplifies Enterprise Migration to Office 365 Cloud PBX

Sonus SBCs Enable Secure and Reliable Cloud PBX in On-Premises PSTN Deployments

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2015

Key Takeaways:
  • Sonus supports the new Cloud PBX feature of Office 365 with on-premises PSTN connectivity.
  • Sonus brings security, reliability and flexibility to disparate communications networks, simplifying hybrid Skype for Business deployments.

WESTFORD, Mass. – Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications and a Microsoft Gold Communications partner, announced today support for the new Cloud PBX feature of Microsoft Office 365. With its support, Sonus provides advanced intelligence, security and interworking capabilities that simplify enterprise transition to Office 365 Cloud-based Skype for Business implementations.

In conjunction with Microsoft’s announcement, customers can now access the new Cloud PBX features of Office 365. Sonus provides SBCs that deliver seamless integration, security and flexibility to enterprises migrating to a hybrid deployment by using on-premises PSTN connectivity with Cloud PBX in Office 365.

Sonus SBCs act as an interworking and security solution to support enterprise TDM and SIP trunking needs; preserving existing service provider contracts during migration. Sonus SBCs also deliver investment protection, allowing customers to leverage existing legacy communications technology such as PBX, fax, analog lines and Integrated Voice Response (IVR) platforms. Additionally, Sonus’ SBCs ensure remaining on-premises voice and video systems deliver robust user experiences when communicating with end-points already migrated to the Cloud.

Sonus delivers the same trusted, no-compromise performance and reliability in Cloud PBX deployments that it has delivered in Skype for Business on-premises.


“As a Microsoft Gold Communications Hardware partner, Sonus has provided Microsoft’s customers worldwide with trusted UC solutions that work seamlessly across the Skype for Business platform and we see that same reliable experience transitioning to Cloud PBX deployments,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Applications and Services Marketing at Microsoft.

“Sonus accelerates customer implementation of voice and video, enabling a great customer experience with Office 365,” said Mykola Konrad, Sonus, vice president, Go-to-Market. “By integrating their existing SIP trunking to the Cloud PBX with Sonus, customers receive a safe, secure and interoperable experience that integrates their core business processes during their migration.”

Other Facts:
  • According to Webtorials’ 2015 Unified Communications, SIP and SBC Plans and Priorities report, “hybrid deployments are the preferred approach to UC in the future and will eventually outpace premise-based solutions.”
  • Sonus is the only SBC vendor that has certified a solution for Skype for Business software since GA.
Additional Resources:
  • Click here to download Sonus’ Session Border Controllers for Dummies and Skype for Business for Dummies guide
  • Click here for the Sonus whitepaper: Office 365 Cloud PBX — Options of Migrating to a Skype for Business Cloud Deployment

Sonus Networks, SONS, SBC, Session Border Controller, Skype, Microsoft Skype for Business, SIP, Cloud PBX, Office 365

About Sonus:

Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by enabling and securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can intelligently secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications. Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Cloud Exchange Networking Platform, Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways. Visit or call 1-855-GO-SONUS. Follow Sonus on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus’ business, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of Sonus’ most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus’ views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus’ views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

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