Narus Partners with Giza Systems to Protect Regulated VoIP Services for Middle Eastern Carrier

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Narus, the leading carrier-class IP platform software provider, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Giza Systems, a leading Egyptian network systems integrator, to deliver a turnkey solution to a Middle Eastern carrier for the detection and management of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic.

Giza Systems was engaged by a Tier 1, Middle Eastern telecom carrier to develop a system to manage and alleviate unregulated VoIP traffic, which costs Middle Eastern carriers the equivalent of millions of U.S. dollars every month. The unregulated traffic is also consuming valuable resources on a network that is designed and built to carry other types of data traffic.

After a detailed selection process involving the carrier, Giza Systems chose Narus's IP Platform, which enables the granular data collection, flexible processing and real-time analytics that are needed to ensure program success. Narus is unique in its ability to process the traffic of the entire network in real time, isolate VoIP traffic records and send reports to the network management systems.

By providing a total network view, Narus's solution immediately highlights the vast amounts of VoIP traffic both within this carrier's national borders, as well as the VoIP traffic travelling to other parts of the world. Armed with this information, the carrier has the flexibility to appropriately bill for service and block disruptive traffic.

"Narus proved to be the only partner that could meet the specific requirements of our carrier customer to address fraudulent use of the network and solve the massive VoIP traffic monitoring and billing issues," said Mohamed Sedeek, director of engineering for Giza Systems.

Narus and Giza Systems collaborated closely on the development of this first-of-its-kind solution for the Middle East carrier. Conventional VoIP solutions bill for calls going through a soft switch on a managed network, but do not have the depth to detect unmanaged VoIP traffic. Narus provides the detailed data collection from a combination of core and access links as well as the processing of the raw data into VoIP records (similar to those that might be produced out of a switch in a managed network), while Giza Systems provides the complete integration and project management of the Narus platform into the carrier's network.

"This joint solution demonstrates the value of the depth, scalability and real-time capabilities of the Narus IP Platform," said Greg Oslan, president and CEO of Narus. "We look forward to a long relationship with Giza Systems and their customers."

About Narus, Inc.

Narus, Inc. provides a carrier-class Internet Protocol (IP) platform for the largest, most profitable networks in the world. The Narus IP Platform offers a "total network view" through the real time collection and analysis of one packet to billions of packets across multiple networks at up to OC192 rates. The Narus IP Platform is used by Tier 1 carriers to enable IP applications such as billing, infrastructure protection, policy enforcement and IP monitoring. For more information about Narus, Inc., visit www.narus.com.

About Giza Systems

Giza Systems is a leading systems integrator in the Middle East and Africa, offering advanced Telecom and IT solutions that address our customers' Operational Support as well as Business Support requirements, in the sectors of Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, and Utilities. Our total solutions boosted development and growth in multiple sectors of the economy and have proven to be inventive and innovative. Giza Systems is committed to developing state-of-the-art technology solutions that adhere to the highest quality standards, while ensuring cost effectiveness. Our alliance with global leaders has also empowered us to diffuse regionally groundbreaking IT solutions that we locally adapt to our customers benefit. In addition, Giza Systems' own CTIPro and CTIPro+ product line offers voice interaction solutions that fulfill a wide range of needs from enterprise to carrier. For more information, visit www.gizasystems.com.

Contacts

Narus, Inc.
Doug Miller, 650-230-9353
dmiller@narus.com
or
Golin/Harris International
Jane Herzog, 415-274-7910
jherzog@golinharris.com
or
Giza Systems
Khaled Farag, 202-760-8801 ext. 433
khaled.farag@gizasystems.com

Contacts

Narus, Inc.
Doug Miller, 650-230-9353
dmiller@narus.com
or
Golin/Harris International
Jane Herzog, 415-274-7910
jherzog@golinharris.com
or
Giza Systems
Khaled Farag, 202-760-8801 ext. 433
khaled.farag@gizasystems.com