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Manage the Risk – and Reap the Reward – of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
TIME: 11:00 a.m. EDT/ 8:00 a.m. PDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT

Today more than ever, the rise or fall of businesses revolves around the capabilities of their networks. For many businesses, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) holds the key to developing a flexible, cost-effective network infrastructure capable of supporting multimedia collaboration and untethered workers. Not only is SIP powerful, it is also cost effective; many businesses find that SIP solutions can reduce their telecommunica­tions network operating costs by as much as 80 percent. However, while SIP provides more cost and management efficiency, SIP also shares the same risks as the Internet Protocol it’s based on: namely, viruses, malware, spoofing and other Internet-based attacks.

Because real-time media like voice and video communications are much more sensitive to delay and quality issues than data communications such as email or Web browsing, they require something more than a firewall to protect SIP communications and SIP networks at the border. Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are specially designed devices that secure real-time communications through encryption, authentication, protection and other methods, while providing additional functionality to improve those communications, such as call routing, policy enforcement, signaling interoperability and media transcoding. This session will explore how to reap the rewards of SIP – while avoiding the risks.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how SBCs can:

  • Protect your network from common attacks and fraud
  • Enable SIP trunking to increase cost savings and operate more efficiently
  • Enable better communications in multi-vendor, multi-device environments


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Mykola Konrad
Vice President and General Manager, Trunking and PolicyM

Myk leads the Trunking and Policy Business, where he is responsible for strategy, team management, P&L and product roadmap.

A self-described participative manager, Myk believes in empowering people to contribute to decision-making. He brings 17 years of technology development and product management to Sonus, including great perspective from having been part of go-to-market pricing and product strategies and rollouts at companies as diverse as Microsoft, Avaya, Panasonic and Nortel.

Prior to Sonus, Mykola held positions as:

  • Senior Product Manager at Microsoft overseeing the Dynamics ERP, CRM and Surface teams
  • Product Manager at Avaya, where he moved Merlin Magix out of the market and launched IP office into the market
  • Software Developer at Panasonic and Ariel Corporation
  • Sustaining Engineer at Nortel 

Myk loves spending time with his two daughters and is an avid mountain biker.  Given that his favorite film is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you can picture him jumping on his bike and heading out for an adventure. But it certainly won’t be before he’s gotten the job done, as he is a firm believer that “project management matters and nine times out of ten, execution matters more than strategy.” 


Peter Bernstein
Senior Editor TMCnet

Peter Bernstein is a seasoned writer and professional with deep experience in the communications and IT industries. As a top-level industry analyst, Peter has keynoted major technology events and has been cited numerous times by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Communications Week, among other publications.


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