Dialogic BorderNet 4000 Session Border Controller
Supercharged Access and Peering Connecitivity With Ease and Scale
The Dialogic BorderNet 4000 Session Border Controller (SBC) helps mobile and fixed next generation service providers deliver innovative IP-based services and connect and secure disparate network technology domains. The BorderNet 4000 SBC delivers unmatched performance, interworking, ease-of-use and advanced routing in a cost effective, compact platform. It can help service providers looking to lower operational costs and reduce the complexity of interworking different IP networks and deliver services in access, SIP trunking, peering, IP Packet Exchange (IPX), and wholesale applications.
The BorderNet 4000 SBC is part of the BorderNet family of session border controllers from Dialogic that help service providers and enterprises energize their networks and services with a better way to interconnect and deliver services through ease-of-use and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
The BorderNet 4000 SBC can be used in NGN, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), VoLTE and IPX environments. It can help service providers to:
- Rapidly deliver VoIP services through powerful management and routing capabilities
- Lower operational costs and improve service delivery time through advanced SIP interworking tools built into the platform that streamline the complex task of interworking different IP networks and services
Examples of Applications
The BorderNet 4000 SBC provides security, multimedia connectivity, service assurance, and border management capabilities to help orchestrate and deliver video, voice and data services across diverse IP networks. The BorderNet 4000 SBC is well suited to help mobile, fixed and cable MSO service providers secure and interconnect their IP networks in the following applications:
- Delivering residential VoIP and business services, including SIP Trunking, hosted unified communications and contact center services
- Applications requiring media transcoding
- Interconnecting IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and IPX networks
- Interconnecting diverse SIP and H.323 networks
- Multi-tenant SBC partitioning
- Detecting and reducing fraud
- IPv4 to IPv6 migration initiatives
- Managing multiple peering partners for traffic cost optimization and improved service quality
Feature Rich, High Performance SBC Solution
The BorderNet 4000 SBC is a “carrier grade” platform with “five-nines” availability and 4Gbps of throughput that can scale up to 32,000 simultaneous sessions at a rate of 600 sessions per second on a “carrier grade” 1 RU platform. It incorporates patent pending technology from Dialogic and combines high performance and advanced features as part of the overall solution, resulting in significant CAPEX savings opportunities. These features include media handling, load balancing on both inbound and outbound sessions with peering networks, emergency call handling, IMS and SIP-to-H.323 interworking functionality, advanced security features, and a configurable range of back-to-back user agent (B2BUA) levels.
Advanced Security Features
SBCs provide a first line of defense against fraud and malicious attacks in service provider networks. The BorderNet 4000 SBC helps protect network integrity and service quality from being compromised by providing a set of layered security capabilities that include the following:
- Customizable signaling and media topology hiding
- Built-in firewall capabilities
- Dynamic access control lists and automated rate limiting to protect against DoS attacks
- Real-time inspection of message syntax and semantics
- Protection against malformed messages
- Encryption including TLS, IPsec, SRTP and HTTPS
- Media related security including pin-hole management, Rogue RTP detection and bandwidth control
- Adaptive overload controls for assuring the delivery of high priority traffic
Real-time Dashboard, User Management and Reporting Capabilities
The BorderNet 4000 SBC’s WebUI includes a real-time management dashboard that provides ready access to analytics such as traffic statistics, platform status, and a comprehensive set of platform and traffic reports to help manage the performance of system itself and its peering connections. The BorderNet 4000 SBC WebUI provides role-based user administration to secure and control access to various system views involving configuration and provisioning of the SBC. Configuration and provisioning tasks related to the BorderNet 4000 SBC are performed through the highly intuitive WebUI interface.
In addition to OAM&P functions, the WebUI of Dialogic’s BorderNet 4000 SBC also provides feature-rich analytics and reporting. Alarms are displayed along with security statistics that can provide insight on the performance of peering partners through inbound and outbound metrics like Answer-Seizure Ratio (ASR) for SIP and H.323 peers. The analytics available from the BorderNet 4000 SBC’s WebUI include traffic statistics, usage summary, and a comprehensive set of performance and traffic reports to help manage network and service activity. Additional tools are included in the WebUI to make license management, data archive, historical reporting, regulatory compliance and network troubleshooting easy and streamlined.
Powerful and Easy-to-Use Management, Interworking and Configuration Tools for Low TCO
Service providers need to securely connect their networks with other operators to deliver services to their customers; however, not all SIP implementations are the same. Dialogic has developed the SIP Profiler for its BorderNet family of SBCs – including the BorderNet 4000 - to help reduce the complexity of this process. The SIP Profiler is a powerful configuration tool that can reduce the time and effort to implement interconnection in multi-vendor, multi-application environments across networks with different SIP behaviors.
The SIP Profiler can be used to define behavior at the ingress and egress ports of the BorderNet 4000 SBC and enable customized routing to help optimize and control SIP message flows. The SIP Profiler is accessed through the BorderNet 4000 SBC’s WebUI, or through the use of XML scripts. Types of operations that can be performed using the SIP Profiler include:
- Add, modify or delete SIP headers, SIP bodies and SDP parameters and adaptively impact message sequence and flows
- Store information from header fields for later access
- Inspect SIP messages for specific content
- Use customized response codes when, for example, rejecting messages
A Media Profiler extends the core features of the powerful SIP Profiler framework to the SDP, media attributes, and the codecs used in the bearer plane. The Media Profiler provides the ability to:
- Control and reorder the offer codec list
- Control media attributes
- Manage ISUP, QSIG and other non-SDP message bodies
The BorderNet 4000 SBC WebUI simplifies operational tasks associated with configuring and maintaining the integrity of a peering environment. The profile-based provisioning capabilities through the BorderNet 4000 SBC WebUI allows users to define service, session, and media profiles that describe the behavior of a connected endpoint. With profile-based provisioning, a user can configure a new peering endpoint with a set of already-defined security, session, and media parameters with ease, thereby reducing not only the time to provision an interconnection, but also the system knowledge required. These powerful interworking and configuration features can help lessen TCO by reducing management complexity and accelerating service delivery.
The BorderNet 4000 SBC includes both IP level and session level tracing, media capture and recording. It also includes SOAP/XML and bulk loading of interface configurations along with a northbound API for integration with existing BSS/OSS applications. System software upgrading can be easily accomplished through the WebUI, with the ability to roll back upgrades if needed.
Increasing ARPU through the Delivery of Business and Residential Services
The BorderNet 4000 SBC supports features that help service providers looking to rapidly deliver revenue generating IP-based business and residential voice services including hosted PBX, hosted contact center applications and unified communications. The BorderNet 4000 SBC supports capabilities like SIP registration pass through, SIP trunking and PBX interworking, Far-end NAT traversal, and policy-based routing and resource control to help service providers reliably deliver VoIP services.
The BorderNet 4000 SBC is compliant with SIP Connect 1.1 for SIP trunking applications. SIPconnect compliance helps service providers, value added resellers and enterprise organizations in reducing the time required for integration, testing and turn-up and also allows services to be rolled out quickly and efficiently. In addition, media transcoding configurations are also available to support any-to-any connectivity of voiceand video-based services. The BorderNet 4000 SBC has also been validated by BroadSoft for interoperability with its BroadWorks suite of VoIP application services that integrate video, fax, voice and email communications for businesses and consumer customers.
Features and Benefits:
|Feature rich scalability up to 32,000 simultaneous sessions at 600 sessions per second and up to 256,000 access subscribers||More performance, more features in a smaller footprint can lower OPEX and CAPEX requirements|
|Peering and access features, including media transcoding||Increase ARPU through support for the delivery of business and residential services|
|Powerful and easy-to-use SIP header manipulation tools and profile-based provisioning||Accelerate service deployment and automate and simplify complex tasks associated with provisioning and interconnection for a lower TCO|
|Web 2.0 real-time dashboard and reporting||Improve operational efficiency through real-time visibility into service and system performance|
BorderNet Session Border Controllers
The Dialogic BorderNet 4000 SBC is the highest capacity SBC offered by Dialogic and provides security and session management for peering and access applications in both mobile and fixed environments. Available in a carrier class, “five-nines” reliability configuration, the BorderNet 4000 SBC provides comprehensive session security and control, native software transcoding without the need for additional hardware, interworking and border management functions that enable operators to offer high quality SIP and H.323 peering services over IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The access features enable rapid deployment of SIPconnect 1.1 compliant SIP Trunk, Unified Communications, hosted PBX, contact center, mobility and business and consumer VoIP services. Comprehensive security features include topology hiding, firewall, overload protection, dynamic black listing, and multiple encryption options for protecting service and network integrity.
The powerful routing capabilities and SIP interworking tools built into the BorderNet 4000 SBC can lower service delivery costs through simplified operations and fast, error-free interconnection of diverse IP endpoints. The Web 2.0 based WebUI of the BorderNet 4000 SBC provides full FCAPS capabilities with a real-time dashboard and easy-to-use configuration management, reporting, alarming and trouble-shooting tools.
The Dialogic BorderNet Virtualized SBC brings carrier class to the cloud and enables service providers and enterprises to take advantage of flexibility and cost savings from virtualization. The BorderNet Virtualized SBC can interconnect IP networks securely and seamlessly with unmatched ease of use and low TCO to help secure mission critical infrastructure and reduce the cost of delivering services.
The BorderNet Virtualized SBC is designed to operate in virtualized public and private cloud environments to address complex service delivery challenges including security, device interoperability, media handling, reliability and service assurance encountered in today's demanding service provider and enterprise networks.
The BorderNet Virtualized SBC shares the same code base with the BorderNet 4000 SBC so it boasts the same carrier class features including native software transcoding, a Web 2.0 based real-time dashboard, powerful user management and reporting capabilities, and menu driven configuration and provisioning tools to make network interworking and SIP header manipulation easier and more intuitive.
SIP Trunking and Hosted Services
A SIP trunking service can offer significant cost-savings opportunities to enterprises by allowing them to use very cost-effective SIP trunks in place of traditional PSTN trunks. Instead of dedicated TDM connections delivered by the service provider to businesses, a SIP trunk allows traditional fixed PSTN lines to be replaced with connectivity via an IP connection.
The BorderNet Family of SBCs can play a critical role for service providers wanting to deliver a business service involving SIP trunking, as well as enterprise customers wanting to take advantage of the reduced costs and added features of these SBCs.
On the service provider side, the highly scalable BorderNet 4000 SBC in the service provider's central office or data center can terminate the SIP trunks from customers and provide support for access features for consumer and business VoIP services. BorderNet 4000 SBC features include access security, registration caching, far end NAT traversal, encryption and support for call flows involved in the delivery of advanced unified communications for high value customers. The BorderNet 4000 SBC is SIPconnect 1.1 compliant and has also been validated by BroadSoft to interoperate with its BroadWorks suite of VoIP application services that integrate video, fax, voice and email communications for businesses and consumers. For lower density access SBC requirements, the BorderNet Virtualized SBC also delivers mission critical access enabling features like the BorderNet 4000 SBC and can be rapidly and economically deployed in an industry standard hypervisor environment.
At the enterprise edge, the BorderNet Virtualized SBC provides SIPconnect 1.1 compliant functionality for enterprise and contact center customers that want carrier class SBC solutions for their mission critical communications infrastructure. With the BorderNet Virtualized SBC and the BorderNet 4000 SBC, customers now have options to best match their SBC scalability requirements and infrastructure operating environment with the best solution since both BorderNet SBCs can be used in enterprise premise locations to provide:
- SIP security
- SIP message interoperability
- Service provider network demarcation, and
- Remote performance visibility
IP Packet Exchange (IPX) and Wholesale IP Services
IPX and wholesale providers find themselves in an extremely competitive market. IPX operators are being called upon to deliver high-value, low-cost solutions that can quickly and securely connect their demanding customer base of wireline, wireless and internet service providers. To deliver competitive value at the right price point, wholesale providers look for network infrastructure that supplies high reliability and high voice quality, as well as impeccable security and operational features such as monitoring.
Dialogic offers a comprehensive solution for the next generation of VoIP providers that features the BorderNet 4000 SBC to enable the end-toend delivery of voice services at a low cost. Paired with the powerful Dialogic ControlSwitch System softswitch to enable the intelligent routing and connectivity to the PSTN, the BorderNet 4000 SBC can support a wide array of security, interworking (SIP, SIP-I/T, H.323), protocol repair, and transcoding features to enable the end-to-end delivery of services over disparate IP peer networks.
In addition to its strong capabilities for wholesale and IPX applications, the BorderNet 4000 SBC can also seamlessly integrate with the ControlSwitch System and act as a security gateway for both SIP and H.323 traffic. Unlike standalone SBCs, management of the BorderNet 4000 SBC is integrated into the Dialogic ControlSwitch Element Management System (EMS). This integration allows, for example, ControlSwitch System IP trunk group provisioning to be done through the BorderNet 4000 SBC using the ControlSwitch EMS, which can improve operational consistency and significantly reduce the complexity of managing IP peering connections.
Interconnect for Peering
Peering offers many benefits for service providers, including the ability to deliver improved service because of increased redundancy, capacity, and routing control; to obtain better performance with fewer potential bottlenecks; and to take advantage of lower cost routing and termination charges. But as peering opportunities grow, so do network complexity and the need to provide reliable and secure network interconnect.
The BorderNet 4000 SBC provides the first line of defense against fraud and malicious attacks with its extensive set of layered security capabilities that can keep networks and service quality uncompromised. In addition to its security features, the BorderNet 4000 SBC is capable of delivering comprehensive session control, interworking, and media management functions like transcoding at the network border to enable service providers to offer high-quality SIP and H.323 peering services. The powerful routing capabilities and browser-based SIP interworking tools built into the BorderNet 4000 SBC can contribute to lower service delivery costs and reduced time required to interconnect diverse IP endpoints in increasingly complex interworking situations.
|Media Security Features||
|IMS, IPX and VoLTE||
|Session Admission Control||
|Media Interworking||Transcoding support for the following codecs:
NOTE: Dialogic offers transcoding services on the BorderNet 4000 SBC either as integrated software-based Transcoding that is supported without the need for additional DSP resources or through a combination of the BorderNet 4000 SBC and the Dialogic BorderNet 2020 SBC for large density requirements.
|Maximum Session Attempts Capacity||600 sessions per second signaling and media|
|Maximum INVITE sessions||32,000|
|Access||Up to 256,000 subscribers at 1,600 registrations per second; 3,610 refreshes per second|
|IP Addresses||2,048 (signaling and media)|
|VLAN bridging||Up to 1,024 802.1q VLANs|
|Signaling and Media||4 redundant (1+1) Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Base-T copper or MM optical)|
|Management||1 redundant Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Base-T)|
|High Availability||1 redundant Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Base-T)|
|AC Power Option||
|DC Power Option||
|Operating Temperature Range||41°F to 122°F (5°C to 50°C)|
|Storage Temperature Range||-4°F to 149°F (-20°C to 65°C)|
|Relative Humidity||Up to 90% humidity, non-condensing|
|Heat Dissipation (max)||440W (1502 BTU/Hour)|
|Dimensions||Width 19 in (482.6 mm) x Depth 20.75 in (527.1 mm) x Height 1.74 in (44.2 mm)|
|Weight||26.8 lbs (12.2 kg)|
|Approvals, Compliance, and Warranty|
|Warranty||Contact your local Dialogic sales representative|
Download the Dialogic BorderNet 4000 Session Border Controller Datasheet (.PDF)