How to Implement STIR-SHAKEN

In 2018, both the FCC and the CRTC called on carriers that serve their jurisdictions to implement the STIR-SHAKEN framework without delay. Since then, many carriers have announced plans to implement STIR-SHAKEN within their networks by the end of 2019 or sooner.

TelcoBridges and TransNexus have teamed up to present an informational webinar, “Battling Robocallers – How to Implement STIR-SHAKEN”, to address this important industry-wide issue and describe effective, production-ready solutions that you can quickly deploy today.

Session Border Controllers – Top 10 FAQ

Over the last 12 months we’ve shared a lot of information about session border controllers, applications for SBCs, customer use cases, along with details on FreeSBC installation and configuration.   During that time, also been asked dozens of questions and done our best to answer every single one of them live during the event or in writing on the TelcoBridges forum.   With this milestone, we thought it was time to look back at the most popular and frequent questions.  So join us as we review our “Top 10” FAQ.

Firewalls, SIP Servers and SBCs – What’s the Difference?

There are a lot of building blocks that make up a reliable and secure voice network. Firewalls, SIP Servers and Session Border Controllers each play an important, but different, role in facilitating a secure and reliable network. Join us as we take a closer look at each in a modern voice network, answering the questions:

-What are they?
-Why do I need them?
-What do they do?
-What do they not do?
-Your questions

The Intelligent Edge at Marcatel – A Customer Case Study at SIPNOC 2018

Sergio Lopez, Network Engineering Manager explains how Marcatel decided to implement their traffic management to the edge of their network and utilize Virtualized Network Function (VNF) software on uCPE equipment.  Recorded during  SIPNOC 2018 in Washington DC.

What is a SBC?  A closer look at the role of Session Border Controllers

In this session, we get “back to basics” and show the threats and underlying role that an SBC plays in modern IP communications solutions. During this session, you’ll learn about B2BUA, NAT, DOS/DDOS attacks, registration floods, topology hiding and more…

A Tutorial on STIR/SHAKEN – Presentation at Astricon 2018

Illegal Robocalling continues to grow and has long-since been the number one complaint to the FCC.  As a result, the regulatory bodies have required implementation of a method to validate the caller-ID, allowing screening of robocalls by consumers.   The STIR/SHAKEN framework is explained in this tutorial, during a live presentation at Astricon 2018.

SBCs in the Cloud – Presentation at Astricon 2018

As more voice applications move to the cloud, the need to protect them from attack must also move to the cloud.   Listen in as the role of session border controllers is explained, and an overview of use cases and cloud implementation issues are discussed.

This session was recorded during a live presentation at Astricon 2018.

FreeSBC How To Series – The Intelligent Edge

As networks grow in scale and complexity, the edge of the network is increasingly seen as the first line of defense for security, traffic shaping, quality monitoring and other network functions. Cloud software technologies and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) have created opportunities to migrate network functions from the core of a network to the edge.

During this session, we’ll look at the Intelligent Edge as a network strategy, covering the evolution, use cases and drivers made possible with low-cost NFV software.

FreeSBC How To Series – Deploy on AWS

Based on popular demand, FreeSBC is now available in the cloud on Amazon Web Services. FreeSBC on AWS provides important session border controller features, including security, interoperability and routing features for service providers and enterprises looking to build scalable cloud-based telecommunications applications.

During this how-to session, you will learn about the features and performance of FreeSBC on AWS, along with a live demonstration showing the provisioning process on AWS EC2.

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FreeSBC How To Series – Network Traffic Management & Intelligence

Congestion, dropped calls and other anomalies are hidden costs that hurt profitability and damage customer satisfaction. Large enterprises, service providers and others that manage significant voice calling traffic benefit significantly from real-time analysis of the performance metrics of down-stream service providers.  During this session, we share some techniques to monitor and improve voice network performace, introducing listeners to Khomp Insight! – a new TelcoBridges Alliance Partner software package that provides intelligent network monitoring and management. Ideal for hosted or enterprise applications, Insight! gives in-depth visibility into network performance, providing for more efficient resource utilization and greater reliability.

FreeSBC How To Series – Advanced SIP Routing

Since the dawn of the telephone operator switchboard, call routing has challenged network designers and managers with complex routing algorithms. While the technology has changed, the need remains the same. Routing SIP traffic is one of the key functions of a Session Border Controller, directing traffic and working around network outages. Continuing on the “How To” series of installation and provisioning sessions, this 30-minute educational webinar offers an opportunity to learn the fundamental and advanced SIP routing functions found in FreeSBC.

Battling Robocallers – An Introduction to STIR/SHAKEN

Caller-ID spoofing is problem that regulators and service providers are taking very seriously. It’s not just annoying, it can be part of a phishing campaign where seniors and others are preyed upon. What’s stopping Robocallers from identifying themselves as being the IRS or FBI? The problem is that service providers have no means to verify that the number/name being offered as the caller-ID, is actually owned by the caller. Listen in to this recorded webinar to learn how service providers can put an end to caller-id spoofing and much of the fraud with the STIR/SHAKEN framework.

An Introduction to FreeSBC

A technical overview of FreeSBC, exploring anticipated use cases, detail features, capabilities and clarify the unique business model and how organizations can best leverage “freemium” services.  Presented by Marc St-Onge, Director of Sales Support and Alan Percy, Senior Director or Product Marketing.

How to Install FreeSBC on VMware

A step-by-step demonstration of the process of installing FreeSBC software in a VMware virtual server environment.  Starting from scratch to a running SBC in less than 30 minutes! Presented by Luc Morissette, Director of Customer Support and co-founder of TelcoBridges and Alan D Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing.

How to Install FreeSBC on a Bare Metal Server (Webinar)

Need to build a SBC appliance? Luc Morissette, Director of Customer Support for TelcoBridges walks through the step-by-step process of doing an installation of FreeSBC on a bare metal server.

How to Install FreeSBC on a Bare Metal Server (Demonstration)

A demonstration of building a SBC appliance with Luc Morissette, Director of Customer Support for TelcoBridges.  Luc takes you to his lab and shows the step-by-step process of doing an installation of FreeSBC on a bare metal server.

How to Configure FreeSBC for SIP Trunking

A step-by-step demonstration on how to configure FreeSBC for use in a SIP Trunking deployment, protecting an enterprise network from attack.

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