Defining Best Practices For Deploying a Resilient UC and SIP Trunking Solution using Microsoft® Lync®

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 TIME: 2:00PM ET/ 11:00 AM PT

Insight on Smaller, multi-site Microsoft LYNC deployments with SIP Trunking and SBCs

Two of the hottest topics in the IP Communications space are about to converge; deploying a UC Solution with Microsoft Lync and the fast growing technology of SIP Trunks. Fold in the concern of providing both of these services with the resiliency and reliability of a more traditional PBX solution and the need is clear for a new set up with “Best Practices” for deploying this important solution set.

As forward-looking companies around the globe are realizing the cost savings and workforce productivity gains using unified communications solutions, such as Microsoft(R) Lync(R) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking, deploying these solutions in smaller or multi-site companies bring a unique set of challenges. These types of sites often do not have the on-site support staff to manage these implementations on a day-to-day basis. Implementations need to be extremely reliable and continue to deliver key services, even in the event that one component or connection fails.

This unique on-line panel discussion, will discuss these issues and recommendations for successfully addressing them. A panel of experts such as this is usually only assembled for industry events with a big price tag for attending. This is a rare opportunity to hear and interact with a panel of this caliber as this in a free webinar.

Discussion Will Include:

  • Security and interoperability best practices with Microsoft Lync
  • Potential saving from using SIP Trunking
  • Keys to evaluating SIP Trunking service providers
  • Benefits of an Enterprise Session Border Controller (eSBC)
  • Adding survivability with a qualified Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA)
  • Creating resiliency with Failover, Dynamic Routing and Local Registration Capabilities

Who should attend this webinar?

  • CIOs, Network Architects
  • IT Directors
  • UC Consultants
  • Infrastructure Specialists
  • Systems Integrators
  • IT Generalists


Marc Robins
Managing Director of the SIP Forum
Robins Consulting Group

Marc Robins is an internationally recognized authority in the field of IP telephony and emerging IP communications technologies. Marc serves as the President and Managing Director of the SIP Forum, a leading IP communications industry association. Marc is also the Chief Technology Evangelism Officer of RCG (Robins Consulting Group), an IP communications industry consultancy providing marketing, research and advisory services. Prior to founding RCG, Mr. Robins served as vice president of publications and trade shows, associate group publisher and group editorial director at TMC, where he helped launch publications such as Internet Telephony and served as chief architect and conference co-chairman of the ITEXPO trade shows. For more information about the SIP Forum or RCG, call +1-203-829-6307 or e-mail

Amitava Mukherjee
President, CEO & Co-Founder
RedShift Networks

Amitava has 18 years plus of experience in senior sales and engineering management roles in leading technologies companies in the security, networking and communications space. Prior to founding RedShift Networks, Amitava was VP of Sales and Business Development at Seclarity, VP of Regional Sales at Secure Computing (acquire by McAfee) and Regional General Manager at Avaya/VPNet. Amitava has been in senior engineering roles at Bay Networks (Coral Networks) and at Boston Technology (acquired by Comverse Networks). Amitava has a patent on integrated voicemail systems and worked at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Labs. Mr. Mukherjee earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston.

Jeff Dworkin
Director of Marketing
Sangoma Technologies,

Jeff Dworkin, Director of Marketing at Sangoma Technologies, is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s overall marketing vision, including all strategies, campaigns and programs. Jeff is a well-recognized expert in the field of VoIP technology and has regularly been invited to speak at telecom industry events on subjects including open source development, VoIP technology, and the evolution of the telecom landscape over the past 25 years.


Erik K Linask
Group Editorial Director

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.