Nokia has launched a new solution to protect and manage enterprise networks, as it looks to boost its offering to non-telcos.
The Finland-based vendor said its new Enterprise Session Border Controller (eSBC) provides security against external network threats, mitigating attacks such as distributed denial of service and unauthorised access to the network.
It also manages traffic flows into the network to prevent overload and optimises communication paths in the network.
This is combined with a built-in WebRTC gateway that delivers communications to different devices via a web browser and features Nokia’s Nuage SD-WAN capabilities to optimise routing between different branches of the enterprise.
In addition, it offers SIP trunking, reducing the cost to connect calls to the public telephone network as well as functions such as transcoding, call recording and encryption.
The software-based solution runs on generic network hardware and operates on a service-based model where customers only pay for usage.
Nokia said it would be available by the end of this month.
Irwin Lazar, VP and Service Director at Nemertes Research, said: "Plans for private cloud SBCs have more than tripled in the last year.
“Our 2018 Unified Communications and Collaboration Study shows that more than 35 percent of organisations are now deploying or planning to deploy SBCs as virtual software.
“IT leaders cite flexibility, scalability, and cost considerations as driving their decision to move to private cloud."
Bhaskar Gorti, President of Nokia Software, added: "Nokia eSBC gives enterprises the same ultra-high reliability, quality and security that our service provider customers currently enjoy for their communications networks.”