News | April 2, 2013

MegaPath Selects Edgewater Networks EdgeMarc And EdgeView For Delivery Of Business VoIP And Data Services

Edgewater Networks, a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (ESBCs), and MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, recently announced that MegaPath is deploying the Edgewater EdgeMarc 4552 Series ESBC and the EdgeView VoIP Support System to deliver its business VoIP and data services. MegaPath installs its T1 and Ethernet circuits using Edgewater’s voice-ready ESBC as a WAN access router, making it seamless for MegaPath customers to implement Hosted Voice and SIP Trunking services immediately, or as a future service upgrade.

The Edgewater EM 4552 serves as the demarcation point for MegaPath services at the customer premises, providing T1 or Ethernet termination, data routing, Quality of Service (QoS) and the VoIP interoperability needed to reduce costs, increase the speed of deployment and ensure high quality service delivery. The EdgeView VoIP Support System is used by MegaPath as a diagnostic tool that provides visibility into the performance of VoIP services.

“Edgewater Networks enables MegaPath to cost-effectively scale our business services to a wider audience while providing a broader scope of next-generation cloud services, including Hosted Voice,” said John Scarborough, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing, MegaPath. “After extensive testing, we are pleased with the ease in which the Edgewater solution integrates into our environment as well as how it resolves interoperability and security issues while providing a superior end-user experience.”

MegaPath provides cost-effective, feature-rich Voice services for single and multi-location businesses, including Hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) and SIP Trunking services. MegaPath Hosted Voice simplifies IT management and lowers costs because there is no PBX equipment to buy or lease, no need for an expensive maintenance contract, and only one vendor and hosted phone system to manage across the organization. MegaPath SIP Trunking enables businesses to reduce costs and simplify IT management by combining voice and Internet access over a single broadband connection using an existing PBX system. Furthermore, MegaPath’s nationwide all-optical MPLS network delivers guaranteed end-to-end QoS.

Available for service provider deployment from small to large enterprise environments, EdgeMarc products provide a VoIP and video aware NAT/Firewall, protocol harmonization for interoperability of VoIP and video devices, active VoIP line testing, call quality monitoring, survivability and QoS. They also offer flexible network connectivity with models that include Ethernet, T1 and ADSL termination. The end result is reduced service provider costs while improving call quality, security and the end-user experience. 

The EdgeView VoIP Support and Reporting systems are used to troubleshoot network impairments that negatively affect VoIP quality and provide visibility into the overall performance of the VoIP network.  By utilizing the EdgeView VoIP Support System, MegaPath’s Network Operations Center (NOC) has the ability to monitor call quality and perform advanced diagnostics that enable them to provide responsive, business-class services.

The Edgewater Networks solution provides broad interoperability with industry-leading providers of voice and video equipment.

“As service providers expand their portfolios to include Hosted PBX and other cloud services, they require a networking service delivery solution that ensures the highest levels of performance,” said Dave G. Norman, Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Networks, Inc.  “Edgewater provides a complete solution that manages interoperability and security challenges, while enabling service providers to efficiently provision services and provide ongoing diagnostics to ensure customer satisfaction.”

About MegaPath
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, security and hosted IT services for small, medium and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service-provider markets. MegaPath helps businesses easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners to lower costs, increase security and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice, security and hosted IT services, visit www.megapath.com.

About Edgewater Networks, Inc.
Edgewater Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers that address the challenges to secure and reliable enterprise Unified Communications including device and protocol interoperability, security and policy management, troubleshooting and QoS. With more than 200,000 units deployed worldwide Edgewater products are used to deliver reliable, differentiated, business class services by leading carriers, cable operators, service providers and enterprises. For more information, visit  www.edgewaternetworks.com

SOURCE: Edgewater Networks, Inc.

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