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Security and Firewall Traversal

Polycom Video Border Proxy (VBP™) solutions allow video conferences to securely traverse firewalls, while retaining complete network security.

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Users of standards-based high definition video endpoints such as the Polycom HDX series can now remotely and securely communicate over video on enterprise or service provider networks.

By performing video NAT at the IP address boundary, Polycom VBP solutions forward video traffic via the shortest path possible to minimize jitter, delay, and packet loss. Polycom VBP solutions fully protect H.323 gatekeepers, video endpoints, and multipoint conference platforms from attack, while safeguarding video quality.

Polycom VBP series also optimize video conference quality through traffic management features such as prioritization, traffic shaping, call admission control, and diffserv marking/policing. In addition, the Polycom VBP series enhances network security with an H.323-aware packet inspection firewall that opens and closes TCP and UDP ports as required.


Polycom Video Border Proxy (VBP) Solutions

Extend your visual communication ecosystem safely and securely

The Polycom Video Border Proxy™ (VBP™) NAT/Firewall traversal solutions remove communication barriers and allow teams to collaborate more effectively over video. Supplanting or integrating with existing firewalls to provide a trusted route for remote users into room and personal telepresence and traditional video conferences, the Polycom VBP Series also optimizes video quality by prioritizing video traffic over data traffic and providing both shortest-path routing and traffic shaping.


Polycom VBP 6400-ST

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Polycom VBP 6400-ST dramatically improves visual communications to employees in remote locations. The VBP's access proxy feature will streamline deployment and authorize trusted users securely into the network at up to 200Mb with installed key.
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Polycom VBP 6400-E

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Polycom VBP 6400-E dramatically improves B2B communications allowing organizations to build long lasting relationships, foster growth, and gain a competitive edge over those not video-enabled. Audio and video traffic supports up to 200Mb with installed key.
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Polycom VBP 4555

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The Polycom VBP 4555 Series helps reduce costs by simplifying the deployment, management, and security of converged video, voice, and data networks.
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High-Quality, Highly Secure Video Conferencing

Polycom VBP secure H.323 proxies enable one public IP to serve all the video communications needs, and with availability for bandwidths from 1 Mbps to 85 Mbps, IT managers can configure the VBP series for centralized or decentralized dial plans.

Polycom VBP solutions support all standards-based video endpoints and multipoint conferencing units, such as the Polycom RMX 2000™ real-time media conferencing platform. Models with optional H.460 support for mobile users or remote locations without video-aware firewalls are also available.

Polycom Video Border Proxy Benefits

Secure remote access to IP video conferences

  • Interoperable with all standards-based video endpoints, gatekeepers, and multipoint conferencing platforms

Simplified firewall traversal

  • Video NAT and H.460 traversal
  • Secure video proxy to retain network protection

Video device protection

  • H.323 application-aware firewall
  • Topology hiding and dynamic access control to protect video devices

Optimal video quality

  • Seamless prioritization of video over data
  • Media routing via the shortest possible path
  • Video and voice call entry control to prevent congestion of priority traffic
  • Traffic management capabilities such as priority queuing, traffic shaping, and diffserv marking/policing

Network Security

  • Application layer gateway dynamically provisions and closes UDP ports used for video and voice calls
  • NAT/PAT server hides enterprise LAN topology

Passive Call Quality Monitoring (voice only)

  • Per-call statistics include mean opinion score or MOS (average and minimum), jitter, latency, packet loss, and much more
  • Alarms for poor MOS scores

Dialing Methods

  • E.164, E-mail or Annex O format, IP address, IP address + extension (inbound from the wide area network only)

Embedded Gatekeeper

  • Gatekeeper neighboring support to gatekeepers in the local or wide area network (not available on S/ST models)

Deployment Models

  • LAN side gatekeeper, embedded gatekeeper, neighboring proxy, embedded gatekeeper neighboring, prefix dialing/peering proxy,WAN side gatekeeper

Target Application

  • Used for distributed gatekeeper applications when dialing endpoints outside of your network that are not registered with your gatekeeper

Make Great Things Happen with Polycom Video Border Proxy Solutions

In today's Internet driven world, the ability to conduct real time communication and collaboration has become critical to an organization's survival. As the market leader in voice, video and content collaboration and communications, our award-winning conference technology makes it easy for people to interact and maximize productivity — over any network, in just about any environment, anywhere around the globe. That's why more organizations worldwide use and prefer Polycom conferencing solutions. Because when people work together, great things happen. See how you too, can achieve great things with Polycom Video Border Proxy solutions.

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Solutions for All Requirements

Polycom VBP solutions provide security and firewall traversal across a wide range of enterprise and service provider requirements, and include:

Polycom VBP E Series

Ideal for dialing video endpoints outside the network that are not registered with a gatekeeper, as may be the case with a distributed dial plan.

Polycom VBP S Series

Optimized for networks in which all endpoints are registered to a central gatekeeper.

Polycom VBP ST Series

The best choice when H.460-based traversal services are needed in conjunction with a centralized gatekeeper.



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