Considering Virtual CPE to Secure Your Unified Communications? Here Is What You Need to Know!

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
 
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Speakers
Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Walter Kenrich, Director, Product Management, Sonus Networks

In order to streamline the delivery of cloud-based IP communications services to enterprise customers, service providers are now leveraging network functions virtualization (NFV) architectures and orchestration tools to instantiate network services, such as a run-time ready session border controller (SBC) for secure, robust, SIP-based services in just minutes.

With a virtual, cloud-native SBC, service providers can deliver the security, scalability, interworking and high-availability that enterprise customers have come to expect from hardware-only solutions.

In this webinar, you will learn why enterprises should consider deploying a managed virtual CPE (vCPE) solution in their Unified Communication (UC) networks. Concepts in this webinar will include:

  • The security impacts of integrating vCPE into existing UC networks
  • Best practices for implementing a holistic enterprise security strategy
  • vCPE and UC integration reference architecture
  • Why an MPLS network is not enough
  • Avoiding interoperability and protocol translation issues with legacy equipment
  • Achievable capex savings vCPE can deliver



 

Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Walter Kenrich, Director, Product Management, Sonus Networks
Walter Kenrich has more than 20 years of domestic and international product management and marketing experience for session border controllers, IP telephony solutions and contact center applications. At Sonus, her oversees the strategic product marketing across the entire Sonus product portfolio. Before joining Sonus, Walter held leadership positions in product management and marketing while at Cisco, Empirix, Vertical Communications and EDS. When he is not working on solving the next real-time communications market dilemma or customer solution, he can be found on the soccer field, basketball or tennis courts coaching and watching his three kids excel in action.

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