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NEC launches UNIVERGE BX Series Session Boarder Controllers (SBCs) and Gateways

- UNIVERGE BX Series ensures smooth and secure interoperability -

Tokyo, Japan – February 26, 2016 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the launch of its new UNIVERGE BX Series Gateways and Session Border Controllers (SBCs) that ensure smooth and secure interoperability between enterprise networks and service provider networks.

The addition of the UNIVERGE BX Series to NEC’s portfolio provides enterprises with safe and secure protocol and media handling and routing when connecting their NEC communication servers with service provider networks. The BX series offers robust protection for IP communications infrastructure against Denial of Service, fraud and service theft, and helps guard against cyber-attacks and other service-impacting events.

Connectivity to Service Provider networks

“The market is rapidly embracing SIP trunking, calling for SIP mediation and interoperability solutions between enterprise communication systems and service provider networks,” says Takeo Orui, Assistant General Manager, Smart Networks Division at NEC Corporation. “Our new UNIVERGE BX Series forms an effective demarcation point between an organization’s VoIP (Voice over IP) network and the service providers’ SIP trunk, securing the enterprise VoIP network.”

The UNIVERGE BX Series consists of pure gateway and SBC solutions, as well as a mix of both, the hybrid products. The hybrid products offer investment protection by supporting gradual migration from TDM to IP and from PSTN to SIP trunking, supporting SIP and TDM connectivity on the same hardware. SBC functionality can easily be added as a licensed option to the existing gateway.

The full UNIVERGE BX portfolio comprises 4 models:

 - BX500, a gateway solution for up to 4 Basic Rate Interfaces.
 - BX800, a hybrid solution providing SBC functionality and gateways for analogue, Basic and Primary Rate.
 - BX1000, a hybrid solution similar to the BX800 but modular, allowing configuration customization.
 - BX9000, the virtual (software) edition of the Session Border Controller.

These products are designed to be fully compatible with NEC UNIVERGE SV9000 and UNIVERGE 3C Unified Communication platform across the globe. 

Remote and Mobile workers

The UNIVERGE BX Series also enables mobile users to benefit from UC capabilities, such as audio, video, presence, instant messaging and web conferencing in a secure way and from any location. The fully comprehensive UC&C results from the fact that the gateways and session border controllers are components in NEC’s Smart Enterprise Solutions Framework, a unique offering that brings together key IT & Communications technologies, applications and media endpoints with an extremely high level of integration and performance.

Availability of the UNIVERGE BX series varies per country and region. Market introduction has commenced in the EMEA region and will gradually follow General Availability announcement in other countries across the globe.

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