Nokia Oyj (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) reported its next-gen Session Border Controller software, providing service providers considerably higher levels of security and performance for their cloud-native deployments. Nokia SBC can be stated as the guard at the edge of the network, stopping cyber-attacks, IP-bandwidth overload and unapproved access attempts tossed against communication interfaces from other peer networks and devices.
The version reported offers improved capabilities to assist consumers better protect and manage media and signaling streams across and within their networks, ensuring high-quality, continuous delivery of video and voice.
New capabilities and features of the latest Nokia SBC software release comprise built-in quality of experience monitoring to inform the operator to quality issues; lawful interception enhancements to achieve different regional regulatory guidelines; cloud scaling automation with Nokia CBAM; and support for Session Recording Protocol and Optimal Media Routing.
Extensive testing by Miercom, the major independent organization specializing in communications product testing and networking, revealed that Nokia’s latest cloud-native SBC offers performance on par with hardware-based SBC offerings, and far excels that of other comparable cloud-based offerings the company previously tested.
Major outcomes from Miercom’s testing report indicated that Nokia’s new SBC software offered carrier-grade performance for the extreme demanding signaling and media plane instances when implemented as VNFs; offered mitigation of DDoS attacks without any quality concerns in video or voice call handling and quality; presented high-density transcoding, decryption, encryption and other compute-intensive activities, ensuring top-quality, private connections for VoIP and voice calls; showed high resiliency in failover checks under a high call load with 100% successful handover of established calls; and supported the top per-VNF capacity for software-based signaling and media as against other pure-cloud SBC peers.
Rob Smithers, the CEO of Miercom, expressed that Nokia’s cloud-based SBC software showed remarkable levels of performance, scalability and security in company’s testing, offering high signaling and media plane show, powerful decryption/encryption capabilities, strong DDoS and DoS protection, and more.