"As one of the top providers of communications applications and infrastructure, Metaswitch has deep relationships with the carriers delivering hosted services to enterprises," said David G. Norman, chief executive officer of Edgewater Networks, Inc. "Edgewater's EdgeMarc Enterprise Session Border Controllers are a strong addition to Metaswitch's solutions, providing the infrastructure support needed to connect, protect, optimize and monitor these IP-based communications."
The EdgeMarc suite of Enterprise Session Border Controllers act as a demarcation point for hosted services to reduce costs while improving call quality, security, and the end-user experience. They provide all of the features needed to deliver business class VoIP services to the enterprise including:
A VoIP and video aware NAT/Firewall
Protocol mediation for interoperability of VoIP and video devices
Active VoIP line testing
Call quality monitoring
The EdgeMarc Enterprise Session Border Controller is a part of a comprehensive solution that includes EdgeConnect managed Ethernet switches, the EdgeView VoIP Support System and EdgeView Reports. EdgeConnect switches are ideal for converged voice, video and data networks and the EdgeView VoIP Support system is used to troubleshoot network impairments that negatively affect VoIP quality. EdgeView is also used to manage IP phones, switches and other devices as well as automate provisioning using a customer-self installation model for many types of hosted service offerings. EdgeView Reports provides network operators with valuable performance information needed to properly maintain today's converged networks.
The Edgewater Networks solution provides broad interoperability with industry leading providers of voice and video equipment. The company's industry-wide Plug & Dial interoperability program includes a SIP trunking/PBX certification lab with over 20 PBX models and state-of-the-art automation tools.
"Edgewater Networks is well known within the service provider community for providing a key infrastructure component for the successful delivery of Unified Communications services, such as VoIP and video conferencing, SIP trunking and hosted PBX" said Stefan Knight, vice president of strategic alliances at Metaswitch Networks. "Their Enterprise Session Border Controllers and associated support tools fill a needed role in our solution for service providers seeking to overcome the complexity, interoperability and provisioning challenges for their services."
The Metaswitch Mosaic Program is a formal ecosystem of solution vendors who have successfully demonstrated interoperability with Metaswitch's platforms in the company's interoperability lab in San Francisco. Once solutions reach certification, they are promoted throughout the Metaswitch customer base and Mosaic partners are invited to exhibit at the annual Metaswitch Forum. More than 250 products from over 100 companies are currently Mosaic certified, including customer-premise equipment (CPEs), access platforms, applications, network operations and hosted services, delivering world-class options to Metaswitch customers at every point in their network.
About Edgewater Networks, Inc.
Edgewater Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers that address the challenges to secure and reliable enterprise Unified Communications including device and protocol interoperability, security and policy management, troubleshooting and QoS. With more than 150,000 systems deployed worldwide to enterprises, carriers, cable operators, service providers and partners, Edgewater shipped an estimated 21% of all enterprise session border controller sessions in 2010.
About Metaswitch Forum 2011
Now in its eighth year, the Metaswitch Forum is firmly established as a premier event for service providers that are embracing the move to all-IP networking and services. With more than 200 service providers attending from around the world, Metaswitch customers and prospects value the opportunity to talk technology, analyze trends, share marketing ideas and explore solutions at our Mosaic partner expo. This year's event looks closely at the impact of customer mobility and the migration to ever more intelligent endpoints interacting with a cloud service core. Featuring customer, celebrity and executive keynote speakers, specialized tracks and continuous networking opportunities, Forum 2011 runs from October 3-6 at the Bellagio Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. For more information, visit http://www.metaswitchforum.com/. Or #mforum2011.