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Sonus Networks, Inc. (SONS) Releases First-Edition Of Microsoft® Lync® Enterprise Voice For Dummies® Reference Book

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Sonus Networks, a leader in SIP communications worldwide, announced today that it has released Lync Enterprise Voice For Dummies, the authoritative educational guide for companies that seek to fully utilize Microsoft Lync deployments. The comprehensive manual is published in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., publisher of the world's best-selling For Dummies® reference series.

Microsoft Lync allows users to communicate securely and stay connected with colleagues and customers through applications such as instant messaging (NYSE:IM), collaboration, conferencing, and voice from virtually anywhere. A January 2013 Webtorials study titled, "Enterprises Place 2013 Unified Communications Bets: How Many Horses in This Race?" discovered that, as a platform for Unified Communications (UC) and enterprise voice, Microsoft Lync has raised considerable awareness and interest from enterprises. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed have already established plans to deploy Microsoft for IM and presence. The survey also indicated that Microsoft has the inside track to deploy advanced UC functions like web meetings, desktop sharing, and advanced directory services with many buyers.

"As enterprises seek to reduce costs yet add capabilities to their communications environments they are increasingly adopting Microsoft Lync to enable and engage their workforce," said Wes Durow, vice president, Global Marketing & Go-To-Market Operations, Sonus. "Lync Enterprise Voice For Dummies provides an easy-to-understand guide for businesses to take the maximum advantage of the rich set of UC capabilities that it delivers."

Lync Enterprise Voice For Dummies examines new features and capabilities enabled by Lync Enterprise Voice and how companies of any size can utilize the unique capabilities of Lync to reduce expenses while still increasing productivity. The book also serves to educate readers about realizing the full benefits of a Lync Enterprise Voice deployment through leveraging session border controllers (SBCs).

"We appreciate Sonus imparting their knowledge of Lync in their new book, Lync Enterprise Voice For Dummies. We look forward to their continued success in sharing the unique interoperability, security and scalability requirements for a successful adoption of Lync Enterprise Voice into new and existing voice and PBX environments," said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager of Lync Product Marketing, Microsoft.

SBCs serve a critical role in enabling and activating UC platforms, such as Microsoft Lync, across enterprise Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) networks. These powerful network devices protect, secure, simplify, and standardize real-time, SIP-based multimedia communications, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and video. A Microsoft Gold Communications Partner, Sonus helps enterprises optimize Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice deployments by securing SIP trunking services at the network border and providing a more seamless flow of SIP-based multi-vendor media for UC.

For further information, please visit www.sonus.net

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