128 Technology has partnered with AudioCodes to introduce an integrated SD-WAN solution to support business voice, video and data needs. The joint solution features multiple WAN access interfaces, dynamic multi-path routing, session border controllers (SBC), and VoIP media gateways, all on a single AudioCodes Mediant 800 platform. Targeted for global enterprises, medium and small businesses and service providers, it enables secured and cost-effective branch-to-branch, branch-to-data center and edge-to-cloud connection, as well as unified communications service delivery, all in a single integrated appliance.
The 128 Technology solution combines session-awareness, service-centric segmentation, waypoint routing and metadata to provide a tunnel-free SD-WAN solution. This reduces bandwidth usage by 30-50%, leading to lower connectivity costs, lower congestion, improved application performance and improved throughput. The tunnel-free solution removes the need for hub-and-spoke architectures that cause unnecessary latency, and enables sub-second failovers between underlying WAN interfaces.
AudioCodes’ integrated SBC facilitates smooth and hassle-free interoperability between local IP-PBXs (such as Microsoft Skype for Business Server, Cisco, Avaya, NEC and many more) and service provider networks, including certified Direct Routing SBC connectivity with Microsoft Teams. Additionally, the Mediant 800 features a variety of WAN interfaces such as T1, xDSL, Ethernet, fiber and 4G/LTE, as well as multiple PSTN interfaces (FXS, BRI and PRI) and multiple LAN ports with optional PoE. This unique solution gives service providers a versatile product for multiple customer configurations, eliminating the need for multiple boxes on customer premises.
“Partnering with AudioCodes helps us bring our SD-WAN solution to a wider enterprise and cloud service provider market due to its wide range of voice and data networking products,” said Andy Ory, CEO at 128 Technology. “The complex demands of today’s IP-based communication systems have increased the importance of strong alliances between vendors offering complementary solutions. It’s critical that a company’s networks operate efficiently and securely while minimizing additional costs, and that’s what our partnership is designed to achieve.”
“As a worldwide market leader in enabling UC for both enterprises and service providers, the need for reliable and secure UC delivery from private and public clouds over broadband internet connections becomes more and more evident to us,” said Lior Aldema, EVP and Chief Business Officer at AudioCodes. “We are happy to partner with 128 Technologies to bring a uniquely efficient SD-WAN solution which, in conjunction with our Mediant 800, provides an all-in-one appliance that satisfies all the communication needs of a typical branch office or small business.”
The news is a win for 128 because it allows the company to benefit from the long-established AudioCodes reputation and global distribution. For AudioCodes – it allows them to benefit more directly from the booming SD-WAN market.
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