Session border controller on VoIP network

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What is a session border controller and do I need one for my new VOIP network? All clients are Windows 7 running off a sonicwall pro 3060 network.
ASKED: October 25, 2010  2:16 PM
UPDATED: October 25, 2010  9:15 PM

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This is from the SBC page on SearchTelecom:

“A session border controller (SBC) is a device or application that governs the manner in which calls, also called sessions, are initiated, conducted and terminated in a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) network. An SBC can be placed in the communication path between any two parties engaged in a VoIP session. A common location for a stand-alone SBC is a connection point, called a border, between a private local area network (LAN) and the Internet.”
Depending on your specific network and business rules, you may or may not need one.

Many VoIP networks operate without a SBC, and yours will most likely work well without a SBC, but if you need to have advanced control over the sessions, then you might need one.

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