TelcoBridges Hardware Validation Program Takes the Guesswork out of Selecting Optimum Hardware for FreeSBC and ProSBC

Extensive Testing and Certification for Hardware from Dell, Telco Systems, Ciena and Qotom gives ProSBC and FreeSBC Customers a Broad Range of Options to Support Varied Use-Cases

Montreal, Canada: October 29, 2019TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade virtual session border controllers and Tmedia VoIP gateways, today announced a new hardware validation program designed to help FreeSBC and ProSBC software users make informed choices for their hardware platforms.

Since its initial launch, more than 10 million FreeSBC session-downloads have been procured by thousands of customers in more than 100 countries, and market acceptance for the recently released ProSBC upgrade continues to increase exponentially. FreeSBC and ProSBC run on a variety of hardware platforms – and numerous customers have inquired about the optimum environments for running TelcoBridges’ software.

In response to these inquiries, TelcoBridges has worked extensively with four hardware providers – Ciena, Dell, Telco Systems and Qotom – to test compatibility and resulting session handling performance of their hardware, certifying it for use with the ProSBC and FreeSBC software. As a result, the hardware certification program announced today takes the guesswork out of selecting optimum hardware to run FreeSBC and ProSBC.

“FreeSBC and ProSBC are used by service providers of all sizes as well as enterprise customers, so each certified hardware platform brings different capacity and feature sets to the table,” said TelcoBridges’ Chief Marketing Officer Alan Percy. “As a result, we’re able to refer customers to a wide range of hardware options that can best fit their needs.”

Recommended use-cases for each certified hardware platform include:
• Ciena: Enterprise, SMB, Branch Office
• Qotom: Enterprise, SMB, Branch Office, Education, Lab Testing
• Telco Systems: Enterprise, SMB, Branch Office
• Dell: Service Provider, Private Cloud, Enterprise

Detailed performance figures for each hardware platform can be found at: https://freesbc.telcobridges.com/validated-hardware/.

“In total, the certified hardware options run the gamut of use cases from small enterprise to large ‘peering’ carriers, in addition to VNF applications,” adds Percy. “In all instances, FreeSBC and ProSBC’s small software footprint and high performance helps to maximize the efficiency of the hardware.”

“As service providers turn to uCPE to bring Gigabit Ethernet and new virtualized services within their networks, Ciena’s 3906 Platform enables TelcoBridges’ customers to validate hardware before integration while also having the ability to differentiate service offerings and deliver increased value to end-users,” said Brian Lavallée, Ciena’s Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing.

“FreeSBC and ProSBC operate seamlessly on our NFVTIME VNF platform,” said Telco Systems’ Product Line Manager Gabi Podolsky. “We’ve worked extensively with TelcoBridges’ engineers to thoroughly test our hardware and software, simplify the installation process, and document the resulting performance in a manner that takes all of the guesswork out for customers.”

For more information on the program, please visit: https://freesbc.telcobridges.com/validated-hardware/. Technical questions or inquiries for additional validations can be directed to: support@telcobridges.com.

About TelcoBridges FreeSBC and ProSBC:

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC and ProSBC are virtual session border controllers, protecting networks from attack while offering extensive SIP interoperability and routing features with outstanding session handling performance. Both products include a B2BUA, DoS & DDoS protection and advanced call routing features. FreeSBC can be used by end-users at no cost. ProSBC adds carrier-grade features including high-availability, encryption, and media manipulation capabilities with support and maintenance all for a $1/session/year subscription. Both FreeSBC and ProSBC operate on any combination of VMware™, KVM/OpenStack™, Amazon/AWS™, Microsoft Azure™ and bare metal servers as well as a VNF on dedicated network devices. To date, more than 10 million sessions have been downloaded by hundreds of customers in more than 100 countries around the globe.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. Based in Montreal with offices in Buffalo (USA), Vancouver (CAN), Poland, Turkey and Hong Kong, TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges' brands include: FreeSBC™, ProSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit prosbc.com, freesbc.com, or telcobridges.com.

Contact Information:

Alan Percy, Chief Marketing Officer, Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, apercy@telcobridges.com