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September 25, 2008

Eyeball Networks Continues to Innovate with NAT Traversal Solutions

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor


As client-to-client networking applications such as peer-to-peer and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) deployments continue to evolve, so too do the many NAT Traversal solutions.  Managing these networking applications can be difficult, especially since most NAT behavior is not standardized.
However, Eyeball Networks (News - Alert), an industry leader in Internet telephony and instant messaging software, has continuously innovated new ways to help offer a better IP communications service or application that can to save money and get solutions to market quickly.
In fact, supporting the company's modular suite of endpoint software, servers, and SDKs are several key patents, Eyeball's peer-to-peer architecture and years of experience with successful deployments.
Eyeball Networks, a leading developer of NAT-traversal solutions, supplied the reference STUN-TURN server for 22nd SIP interoperability test event arranged by SIP forum. Eyeball AnyFirewall Engine also participated in the event as one of the most comprehensive implementation of latest IETF drafts on STUN, TURN and ICE for seamless traversal VoIP calls through NATs, firewalls and web-proxies.
“We had recently upgraded our AnyFirewall Server and Engine to use the latest STUN, TURN and ICE drafts, and were looking forward to see it perform with other solutions in the industry,” said Shahadat Khan (News - Alert), CTO of Eyeball Networks.
Khan also noted the company was the only STUN-TURN server platform invited to this industry-leading interoperability event to support testing user-agents and client software implementing STUN, TURN and ICE.
 Eyeball’s Core Technologies

Eyeball's software revolves around these core areas focused on delivering the best possible VoIP and video communications experience to the subscriber including Dynamic bandwidth adaptation and scalable video compression (AnyBandwith Technology) and the company’s NAT and firewall traversal (AnyFirewall Technology).
In addition there is VoIP and video telephony SPAM prevention (AntiSPIT Technology).
Eyeball's NAT and firewall traversal software is optimized to complete as many VoIP and video calls through peer-to-peer media delivery (with fallback to client/server) due to the many benefits this direct approach provides. From the reduced infrastructure and operational costs to the improved call quality and call latency times, peer-to-peer is the preferred way to go.
One of the most critical issues hindering wide scale VoIP adoption is firewall and NAT traversal.  Eyeball's patented AnyFirewall Technology offers - for the first time in the industry- a completely software-based solution that is standards-based (i.e. STUN, TURN, ICE) and primarily peer-to-peer resulting in 100 percent VoIP and video call completion.
Other Technical Accomplishments
Eyeball was the first to offer best available VoIP and video quality across any Internet connection - every time.
The company was also the first to offer 100 percent VoIP and video call completion through a software-only, standards-compliant approach.
Eyeball is the only company to test against the widest range of firewalls, proxies, NAT devices, soft switches, and cable and DSL routers.
Other firsts include: anti-SPAM technology for VoIP and video setups; first to offer industry's most robust, extensible software development toolkit enabling any organization to quickly offer VoIP, video telephony, and instant messaging to any subscriber, across any firewall, over any IP connection.
INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2008 — the biggest and most comprehensive IP communications event of the year — concluded September 18th in Los Angeles, California. Thousands of attendees flocked to the event for three valuable days of exhibits, conferences and networking opportunities. Mark your calendar now for ITEXPO East 2009, February 2-4, 2009, in sunny Miami, Florida.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim�s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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