Communications for SMBs: Business Service Gateways
Nortel Makes Network Simple for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) to Deploy Unified Communications
Single Platform, Combines Multiple Functions that Save SMBs up to 45% Cost of Ownership
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(MARKET WIRE)--Oct 8, 2008 -- Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) no longer need
to worry about having IT staff or expertise as prerequisites
for launching unified communications thanks to two new solutions
from Nortel(1) (Toronto:NT.TO -
By combining the essential data infrastructure components
SMBs need to run unified communications into one simple
to use solution, Nortel is ensuring installation and management
is easy and cost-effective. Nortel estimates the single
solution approach is up to 45 percent less expensive than
purchasing all of these software and components separately.
Available in North America, the
Services Gateway (BSG) 8 and
replace multiple equipment and software with a single solution
by including: a router; advanced security including firewall;
VPN and intrusion detection; wired and wireless switching;
a resilient SIP gateway with an integrated Analog Telephony
Adapter; and application-aware Quality of Services (QoS).
Nortel's new solutions allow SMBs to customize their network
to their needs. The BSG provides industry leading capabilities
for simultaneously prioritizing all three types of network
use -- voice, video and data. As a result, communications
applications most critical to business operations can be
given higher priority, ensuring smooth operation, predictable
performance and improved bandwidth optimization.
"The all-in-one configuration of the BSG lets us focus our
energies on our customers, as opposed to our network. It
provides a simple, reliable and cost-effective unified-communications-ready
infrastructure," said Libis Bueno, president of IT consulting
firm Domitek. "The BSG's powerful bandwidth prioritization
features allow us to tailor our network to ensure that the
communications applications we rely on most are given priority
over those that aren't as important to our business objectives."
"SMBs want solutions that save them time, money and are
easy to use," said Joel Hackney, president, Enterprise Solutions,
Nortel. "The easy to deploy BSG provides a network foundation
that complements the unified communications features of
the BCM450, allowing businesses to realize time and cost-savings
benefits with an end-to-end solution. By combining multiple
network components into a single offering, the BSG saves
SMBs up to 45 percent compared to purchasing these elements
The BSG provides a solid unified communications infrastructure
that can be effectively paired with the advanced communications
applications of the Business Communications Manager (BCM)
portfolio, including the BCM450, a solution announced
today for medium-sized businesses.
The BSG8 and BSG12 also serve as a client-side data infrastructure
platform for carriers who deliver hosted VoIP services to
SMBs with Nortel's
IP Powered Business Solutions. These solutions allow
SMBs to leverage the latest in IP and multimedia communications,
while outsourcing the management of the service to the carrier.
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications
capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple
a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies,
for both service provider and enterprise networks, support
multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's
technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers
to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks
and connecting people to the information they need, when
they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries
around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on
the Web at www.nortel.com.
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