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Multi-layer Security for Real-time Communications
Date / Time: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst – Core and Edge Network Evolution, Heavy Reading

Walter Kenrich, Director, Product Management, Sonus Networks

Securing real-time communications (RTC) requires a Session Border Controller (SBC) at the network edge. SBCs are critical because they prevent attacks, manage traffic and capture critical information at the edge of your RTC network.

However, as technology models mature, a single-point SBC needs to be augmented and be part of wider security perimeter strategy. What is needed now is a multi-layered approach where RTC security and policy start at the application layer which programmatically defines RTC flows for the network fabric. In this webinar, Sonus will discuss the requirements for before, during and after a security breach and will show how applications such as SBCs and policy engines address the evolving multi-layered security protection required in new cloud-based services for real-time communications.



 

Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst – Core and Edge Network Evolution, Heavy Reading
Jim Hodges leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of big data and analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Walter Kenrich, Director, Product Management, Sonus Networks
Walter Kenrich has more than 20 years of domestic and international product management and marketing experience for session border controllers, IP telephony solutions and contact center applications. At Sonus, he oversees the strategic product marketing across the entire Sonus product portfolio. Before joining Sonus, Walter held leadership positions in product management and marketing while at Cisco, Empirix, Vertical Communications and EDS.

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