University Research Project Deploys Acme Packet Solution to Enable Secure, Internet-Based Collaboration
July 19, 2012
By Rachel Ramsey
, TMCnet Web Editor
Service providers, enterprises and contact centers continue to built IP-based infrastructure to lower operating costs and introduce new IP-enabled offerings such as VoIP, video-over-IP and instant messaging. In order to overcome the limitations inherent in using the Internet or unsecured IP networks, more and more service providers and enterprises are turning to session delivery networks, which layer complementary intelligence and controls over an IP transport network.
Acme Packet (News - Alert) is a provider of session delivery network solutions, which enable delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. The company announced this week that Campus do Mar, a research project led by the University of Vigo in Galicia, Spain, is deploying Acme Packet’s Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition enterprise session border controller to enable secure, Internet-based collaboration for remote team members.
The University chose the solution, a software-based enterprise session border controller which runs on industry-standard x86 Linux servers, to contain capital and operational costs and integrate seamlessly with the university’s existing IT infrastructure.
"The Campus do Mar project thrives on bringing together leading professionals and scientists from across Galicia and Northern Portugal to optimize available but distributed resources to train professionals and researchers in the field of marine science," said Vicente Goyanes, head of IT services at Campus do Mar. "With Acme Packet's new software-based E-SBC, remote researchers, teachers, and other team members can communicate securely, easily, and cost-effectively over the Internet."
Customer benefits include seamless integration with the university’s open source softswitch and Siemens (News - Alert) unified communications infrastructure, improved collaboration amongst geographically-distributed personnel, cost-effective, rapid deployment with minimal help desk burned and secure communications without virtual private network client complexity.
"The new Server Edition technology brings Acme Packet's field-proven, industry-leading E-SBC operating system to cost-effective, industry-standard servers," said Mario Oliveira, vice president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin America sales, Acme Packet. "The solution enables the University of Vigo to utilize Internet reach and economics to improve collaboration without compromising security or reliability."
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo