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Sandvine Integrates Policy Control Technology With Juniper Networks Contrail To Provide Subscriber-And Application-Awareness Visibility To The Network

Waterloo, ON; September 16, 2013 –Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, is working with Juniper Networks to integrate Sandvine’s network policy control technology with Juniper Networks® Contrail, a standards-based, highly scalable network virtualization and intelligence solution for Software-Defined Networks (SDN). This integration will deliver a complete networking virtualization and intelligence system that offers dynamic allocation of network resources for subscriber- and application-aware network service chaining within  SDN architectures.

A key objective of SDN is to facilitate and leverage the abstraction of network functions and applications so that the control and operations of network service functions can be provided dynamically from the Carrier Cloud data center.  As a Juniper Networks SDN Technology Partner, Sandvine is integrating its policy control technology with Contrail to improve system orchestration by automating traffic routing through network service chains, while enforcing subscriber- and application-based policies at points in the network. As a result, innovative subscriber services can be deployed in carriers’ distributed data centers at a reduced network cost.

“Juniper Networks is pleased to welcome Sandvine into the SDN Technology Partner Program,” said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, marketing and strategy, Software Solutions Division at Juniper Networks. “Contrail will provide an open and simple SDN platform, that when combined with Sandvine’s policy control technology will create a complete networking virtualization and intelligence system for our mutual customers. Integrating Sandvine’s network policy control functions to work in conjunction with the Contrail Controller will enable faster and dynamic creation of subscriber services.” 

Sandvine is a day-one network policy control vendor in Juniper’s SDN Technology Partner Program. Adding ‘subscriber-awareness’ and ‘application-awareness’ through network policy control is a necessity in an SDN strategy, so that network operators can deploy differentiated services, honor service guarantees to users, increase ARPU and lower churn.

“Our involvement in Juniper’s SDN Technology Partner Program provides further evidence of Sandvine’s commitment to SDN and policy innovation,” said Don Bowman, Chief Technology Officer, Sandvine. “As the only policy vendor with an announced SDN & Network Functions Virtualization [NFV] strategy for its platform, Sandvine has foreseen the need for application- and subscriber-aware feature sets in a Software-Defined Network, including Network Services Chaining. We see SDN as a means of continuing our innovation leadership into the next realm of policy control: virtualization.”

For more information on Sandvine’s SDN strategy, join Sandvine and Light Reading for a webinar exploring a subscriber-centric virtualized Software-Defined Network model on September 18, 2013.

ABOUT SANDVINE

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by Sandvine’s Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine’s networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across the data, control and business planes.  Sandvine’s products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing subscriber Internet quality of experience.

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 250 networks in over 95 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com.

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Sandvine
+1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503
rwadsworth@sandvine.com

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Sandvine
+1 519 880 2232
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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UPDATED : 2013-09-23 11:32:12