Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks
Wednesday May 2, 2012 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT

SIP trunking lowers operating costs and can result in a compelling return on investment. And, once deployed, the same network architecture can be used to tap into new Unified Communications applications. With proper planning, installation times can be quite fast.

What’s holding up your deployment?

Some considerations in moving to SIP trunking include interoperability between an enterprise’s existing communications infrastructure - whether it consists of an analog, hybrid or IP PBX - and the service provider network. In addition to making sure that an enterprise leverages its existing investment in premise infrastructure to minimize capital outlays, there are other concerns such as managing Quality of Service and security that naturally come into play. Firewall capabilities, NAT traversal, SIP interoperability and support for remote workers need to be taken into account as well and may represent a new set of challenges that IT managers now have to face from a management perspective. An Enterprise Session Border Controller (E-SBC) at the edge of the enterprise network plays a crucial role in taking advantage of the services available through SIP trunking. In this Webinar you’ll learn about the tools and techniques you need to overcome these common obstacles and methods to simplify your transition from traditional voice to SIP trunks and beyond.

By attending this Webinar you will learn:

  • What are SIP trunks, and how the convergence of voice and data on one network is a competitive advantage for enterprises
  • Typical scenarios: for the SMB and larger enterprises
  • Migration strategies
    • Is your network ready?
    • Is it expensive, can I leverage my existing on-premise equipment?
    • What will I gain or lose?
    • Why do I need an Enterprise Session Border Controller?
    • Is my PBX interoperable with my service provider?
    • Can I keep the IP-PBX on my LAN?
    • How do I support remote workers?
    • How do I resolve NAT traversal issues?
    • What about security? How long does it take to start using SIP Trunks?

Who should attend:

  • Systems integrators, resellers and distributors
  • Enterprise management staff responsible for communication services
  • Enterprise technical staff supporting VoIP networks
  • Service provider network operations, product management and services marketing staff
  • Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers looking to enhance their product offerings
  • Marketing and operations managers for hosted service providers

Steven Johnson
President, Ingate Systems

Steven Johnson has 15 years' senior management experience with Sanders Associates, Telco Systems, and Lockheed Martin. Prior to Ingate Johnson served as CEO of Abrena, Inc., a business development consulting firm focused on assisting European and North American firms to expand in the United States.

Erik K. Linask
Group Editorial Director, TMCnet

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.