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Sonus Products Added to the U.S. Department of Defense Approved Products List

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Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in securing real-time communications, announced today that the Sonus SBC 5110 and Sonus SBC 5210 Session Border Controllers (SBCs) have completed the interoperability testing and information assurance certification for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) UCR2013 requirements and are posted on the JITC’s Approved Products List (APL). The JITC APL provides a list of certified technology products for deployment in the U.S. DoD. The SBC 5110 and the SBC 5210 join the Sonus NX 1000 IP Access Switch, Promina 800 Multiplexor and VX 900, which are currently listed on the JITC’s APL.

The SBC 5110 and SBC 5210 are high-performance SBCs that deliver exceptional scale and capacity to secure and enable real-time communications including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video and Unified Communications (UC) applications. The SBC 5110 and SBC 5210 are designed to help enterprises, service providers and government agencies protect their networks, ensure high quality voice and video communications and reduce costs through more efficient IP-based network architecture.

The DISA UCR2013 is a rigorous testing process that features comprehensive interoperability and information assurance tests to validate and certify vendor products for operation in DoD networks. The addition of the SBC 5110 and SBC 5210 to the APL will give options that would offer agencies more flexibility and higher performance when building out their VoIP and UC networks.

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“Defense agencies have the same challenges any enterprise does with integrating disparate unified communications systems and session border controllers are a critical tool for accomplishing that,” says John Burke, Principal Research Analyst with Nemertes Research. “By achieving JITC APL certification, Sonus greatly expands the options available to these organizations for empowering, managing and securing unified communications.”

“The world’s most mission critical communications networks have come to trust Sonus,” said John Winters, vice president of sales at Sonus and president of Sonus Federal. “The JITC certification, as with our commercial certifications from independent testing companies like Miercom, validates that Sonus has the expertise and portfolio to bring together diverse VoIP, video and UC environments in a secure, manageable way to meet stringent government agency requirements.”

Other Facts

  • Sonus has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers,” published October 21, 2013 by Gartner, Inc.
  • Sonus SBC solutions are Miercom Performance Verified and are deployed in many of the world’s mission-critical networks spanning finance, oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation, education, retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical markets.
  • The Sonus SBC portfolio spans from the branch to the network core and is the only brand offering enterprises, service providers and government agencies a complete end-to-end portfolio of Session Border Controllers.

Additional Resources

  • Click here to download electronic versions of Sonus’ educational guides, published in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., publisher of the world’s best-selling For Dummies(R) reference series: Lync Enterprise Voice for Dummies, SIP Trunking for Dummies, Session Border Controllers for Dummies and WebRTC for Dummies.
  • View information about the Sonus SBC portfolio at www.sonus.net.

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About Sonus Networks:
Sonus secures real-time communications so the world’s leading service providers and enterprises can embrace the next generation of SIP and 4G/LTE solutions including VoIP, video, instant messaging and online collaboration. With customers in more than 50 countries and nearly two decades of experience, Sonus offers a complete portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), policy/routing servers and media and signaling gateways. For more information, visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
The information in this release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Although Sonus believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus’ business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Sonus’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus’ views only as of the date on which such statement is made, and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus’ views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law.

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