A Scalable Session Border Controller
What Is It for?
With the ABC session border controller (SBC) VoIP service providers and enterprises deploy a scalable session border controller (SBC) that was designed to run on top of high end hardware as well as appliances and virtual machines. Thereby, the ABC SBC enables VoIP providers to gradually scale up their infrastructure and covers the needs of enterprises of all sizes.
The ABC session border controller not only offers secure session border control, signaling mediation and call routing but also advanced media server applications. This makes the ABC SBC the perfect tool for addressing the rapidly changing business and network requirements of VoIP and NGN service providers.
In Short, the ABC SBC Provides:
Manage multiple SBCs from a central location
Enable announcements and transcoding directly on the SBC
Support recording using SIPREC
Reduce the load on your network by using Registration offloading
Limit the number of calls, bandwidth & codecs used to prevent fraud & denial of service
SNMP alarms and status information
High availability using active/hot standby mode
Use the ABC SBC as a VoIP load balancer
Rule-based management and configuration
Deploy on of-the-shelve hardware or VM
Up to 5000 simultaneous calls on of-the-shelve hardware
The Cluster Configuration Manager (CCM) provides the administrator with an intuitive interface for
Managing the life cycle of the SBC configuration duration: Define, load and modify
Manage multiple SBC from a central location
Backup and restore the configuration of an SBC
The ABC SBC provides a built-in programmable and open media server platform for supporting announcements and real-time web applications.
Generate announcements directly on the border of the network instead of using a dedicated announcement server.
Enable software based transcoding with support of G711u/a, G726, GSM, iLBC, L16, G722, Speex.
Record SIP calls and save the recorded content either to a dedicated recording server using SIPREC or on local disk.
Secure the Border of your VoIP network using:
Limit the number of parallel calls and call attempts as well as the bandwidth used by the media streams.
Filter the content of incoming SIP messages and drop messages that contain suspicious content.
Hide all information related to the VoIP internal structure such as IP addresses of media servers or SIP registrars.
Reject media packets that do not conform to the type that was signaled in the session establishment.
SIP Session Control and Manipulation
The ABC SBC acts as a SIP Back2Back UA (B2BUA) that enables the operator to control the access to its network and provides the following features:
Add, remove and modify SIP headers
Manipulate SIP bodies
Distribute VoIP calls with round robin or priority based load balancing
Route traffic using routing policies, routing tables or external application servers
In order to reduce the number of registrations that have to be processed at the operator’s registrar, the ABC SBC caches successful registrations. The registration information at the operator’s registrar will be refreshed by the ABC SBC at much lower rates than the subscribers refresh attempts. This reduces the load on the operator’s infrastructure and protects it from misbehaving subscribers or malicious users that try to attack the network by sending large numbers of registration messages.
The ABC SBC offers RESTfull interfaces that enable a smooth integration with application service platforms. Over its open interfaces a provider can control different features such as:
Offload complex and customized routing logic to an external environment.
Authenticate and register users already on the border of the network.
Control which announcement should be played when.