SOURCE: Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks

February 26, 2015 12:00 ET

TelAlaska Deploys Metaswitch's Perimeta vSBC

Alaskan Network Operator Secures Its Voice and Data Services With Metaswitch's Perimeta, the Industry's First Virtual SBC

ANCHORAGE, AK and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - February 26, 2015) - Metaswitch Networks, the world's leading network software provider, announced today that TelAlaska is the most recent network operator to deploy its Perimeta virtualized session border controller (vSBC). TelAlaska's deployment is helping the company deliver secure, rich communications services from the cloud.

Metaswitch's Perimeta vSBC is a proven virtualized network function (VNF), providing the unmatched security, network diagnostics and analytic tools demanded of today's Web-scale, cloud-based communications services.

"Not only is Perimeta easy to configure and quick to deploy, it was the only virtualized SBC we found powerful and sophisticated enough to handle the most aggressive DDoS and brute-force attacks," says Jeff Parrott, senior networking engineer at TelAlaska. "Perimeta delivers high-availability security for our critical communications infrastructure while providing the quality of service our enterprise and residential customers demand."

"As a VNF, Perimeta allows us to remotely deploy session border control in isolated locations without requiring additional travel or on-site manpower. Virtualization also allows us to aggregate the function of the SBC with other core services in our facilities, utilizing the infrastructure we already have in place and lowering the cost of additional space and power."

"For network operators like TelAlaska, the Perimeta vSBC is ideal for providing cost-efficient, powerful and flexible security," says Dave Reekie, general manager of Metaswitch's security and interconnect business unit. "Perimeta, along with Metaswitch's superior support organization, provides a path to network functions virtualization (NFV), allowing TelAlaska to provide its communities with a superior service offering, while keeping its capital spending and operations costs in check."

About TelAlaska

TelAlaska provides Alaskans with a full range of telecommunications products and services. In addition to services to rural communities, TelAlaska offers Internet and advanced data services throughout the State. Established in rural Alaska more than 45 years ago, today TelAlaska provides local, cellular and long distance phone service; advanced data services; wireless, DSL and cable modem Internet services; and cable television service.

About American Broadband

American Broadband acquires and operates local exchange carriers, cable television systems, and related businesses in rural markets nationwide. The company's strategy is distinguished by a long-term focus on growth in rural America. By investing in its telecommunications network, local employees and management, and community organizations, American Broadband ensures continued customer service satisfaction and works to realize the growth potential of its markets. The company and its subsidiaries now serve 37,000 access lines, 18,000 video customers, and 19,400 data customers in Nebraska, Missouri, Alaska and Louisiana.

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. As the world's leading network software provider, we design, develop, deliver and support commercial and open-source software solutions for network operators and large enterprises. We are focused on delivering high-performance software that runs on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, as appliances or in the cloud. Our IP Multimedia Applications and our IP Infrastructure solutions have been adopted by more than 1,000 customers worldwide, while our SDN portfolio is adding intelligence to white box platforms, cost-effectively virtualizing network routing and hyperscaling the data center. 

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