QUANTiX QFLEX
“Enterprise SBC with Proven Interoperability”
OVERVIEW
Today’s businesses have to compete in an increasingly globalized
marketplace. Round the clock operations, distributed locations –
nationally and internationally, and a growing remote and mobile
workforce are requiring businesses to adopt technologies that
improve productivity and reduce operational costs. Businesses are
looking to IP-enable their communications infrastructure and leverage
their investments to converge voice and data networks. Businesses
and enterprises of all sizes - including small offices, government
organizations, universities, and contact centers - are migrating to IPenabled PBXs and replacing PRI links with SIP Trunks.
SIP Trunking and Unified Communications adoption is steadily
growing, creating security and interoperability challenges between the
service provider’s network and the enterprise’s network. GENBAND’s
QUANTiX QFlex is a software based enterprise Session Border
Controller (eSBC) that resolves these challenges by providing a
demarcation point protecting both the service provider SIP Trunks and
enterprise local network and offering proven interoperability with a
wide variety of IP PBXs and other network elements.
GENBAND QUANTIX QFLEX
Optimized for small to mid-sized businesses and branch offices of
mid-to-large enterprises, the QUANTiX QFlex serves the role of a
Back-to-Back User Agent (B2BUA) at the enterprise network edge and
provides security, topology hiding, SIP ALG, NAT/PAT translation,
IP PBX interoperability and remote monitoring and management
capabilities.
UNIQUE INTEROPERABILITY
The QFlex eSBC uses a unique approach to solve multi-vendor
interoperability issues by utilizing pre-loaded adaptors with profiles
built for all major IP PBX vendors, core session border controllers,
and Application server platforms. The QFlex eSBC allows service
providers to deploy an enterprise IP PBX with specific profile towards
the LAN and to have a SIP Trunk provider-specific profile on the WAN
interface. With support for a wide range of IP PBX vendors and
release version profiles, QFlex enables service providers to reduce
time to market by cutting interoperability time from months to weeks or
days and offering SIP Trunk services to a broader market.
This unique interoperability approach helps service providers and
enterprises use supplementary services such as call forwarding,
transfer, and music on hold in a multi-vendor IP PBX environment,
across different branch offices.
The QUANTiX QFlex eSBC is ideal for securing SIP Trunks from service
providers, assuring multi-vendor IP PBX interoperability for branch office
consolidation over MPLS networks, routing traffic in IP-enabled call
centers, and allowing remote users and satellite offices to securely
connect to corporate IP communication systems.
FEATURES & FUNCTIONALITY
Security
• B2BUA with Topology Hiding and NAT/ PAT Traversal
• DoS/ DDoS Protection
• Rogue RTP Detection
• TLS Encryption
• SIP Privacy Management (RFC 3325 + Calling Name
Override)
• Toll Fraud Protection – WAN side Pilot Number/ Surrogate
Registration
Interworking
• IP PBX Interoperability – Built in profiles for all major IP PBX
vendors and versions
• Interoperability of commonly used services across different IP
PBX vendors
• SIP over TCP to UDP transport interworking
• DTMF interworking (RFC2833, In-Band, SIP INFO)
Session Control
• Trunk specific call treatment policies
• Call Admission Control (session based and resource based)
• Emergency number prioritization
• QoS ToS settings, QoS statistics (jitter, latency, packet loss)
• Load balancing of traffic both on LAN and WAN sides
• Digit Manipulation
• SIP Error Code Manipulation
• SIP OPTIONS - originate and respond to SIP OPTIONS as a
keep alive mechanism
Centralized Management System
QFlex is complemented with a fully redundant web- based
centralized element management system, designed to simplify the
deployment and management of large numbers of QFlex eSBCs.
Some of the capabilities of this system include:
• Auto-discovery of QFlex with template-driven configuration
• Management of shared license pools across multiple QFlex
eSBCs
• Centralized repository of eSBC configurations
• Remote management, diagnostics, trouble shooting and
configuration
QUANTiX QFLEX
“Enterprise SBC with Proven Interoperability”
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Remote software upgrade/install and provisioning checks
LAN and WAN side loopback and test call
SNMP and Web Services API to integrate with NMS and other
back office systems (e.g., SIP trunk activation)
SCALABILITY OPTIONS
GENBAND provides flexible options to deliver QFlex to SMBs and
enterprises. The QFlex eSBC is available as a software product.
Scaling ranges from 1 to 1000 simultaneous sessions.
Unique to the industry, the QFlex supports a pooled license model,
allowing sharing of session capacity across multiple QFlex instances.
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