University of Vigo deploys Acme Packet enterprise session border controllers

In a bid to enable secure, Internet-based collaboration to remote team members, Campus do Mar, a research project led by the University of Vigo in Spain, is using Acme Packet’s Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The deployment enables secure, reliable, and cost-effective IP communications, and improves collaboration for remote researchers and educators.

University of Vigo has selected Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition, a software-based E-SBC, to control capital and operational costs. Running on industry-standard x86 Linux servers, the Net-Net E-SBC can integrate seamlessly with the university’s existing IT infrastructure.

The SBC addresses Network Address Translation (NAT) and firewall traversal issues faced by the university while trying to adopt IP telephony initiatives.

“The Campus do Mar project thrives on bringing together leading professionals and scientists from across Galicia and Northern Portugal to optimize available but distributed resources to train professionals and researchers in the field of marine science,” said Vicente Goyanes, head of IT services at Campus do Mar. “With Acme Packet’s new software-based E-SBC, remote researchers, teachers, and other team members can communicate securely, easily, and cost-effectively over the Internet,” Goyanes added.

The university used the solution upon the recommendation of Quobis, a combined communications systems integrator that carried out the installation and setup of the solution. The E-SBC brings improved partnership amongst geographically-distributed personnel, cost-effectiveness and quick usage minimizing help desk burden. It also secures communications without any complications from the private network client.

Recently China Telecom deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net Session Director session border controllers (SBCs) to replace its legacy public switched telephone network (PSTN) infrastructure with the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture.

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