From the Security Experts

April 11, 2012

Eyeball Networks Enhances AnyFirewall Developers Community

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

The newly upgraded AnyFirewall Developers Community site of Eyeball Networks has been relaunched with a host of additional tools and resources, which make it possible for VoIP application developers, service providers and device makers to address the challenges typical to mass adoption of VoIP.

The AnyFirewall Developers Community was designed by Eyeball Networks to provide developers with ready access to software solutions which can support complete NAT traversal within IP communications applications and mobile VoIP devices. Also included are an online NAT traversal demo, an example code and technical information, as well as access to an online AnyFirewall Server.

In a release, Matt Sims, vice president of Eyeball Networks, said that, “Firewall and NAT traversal is still a widespread industry challenge and one of the key barriers to mass adoption of VoIP. We are happy to be re-starting this community to foster increased collaboration with VoIP application developers on a standards-based solution to this problem.”

Eyeball AnyFirewall Engine (AFE) is a popularly used Software Development Kit (SDK) for NAT traversal. The SDK kit ensures both VoIP and video call completion through NATs, firewalls, and across Web proxies. AFE features a robust implementation of the IETF standards STUN, TURN, and ICE and comes with capabilities which include UPnP and HTTP-tunneling, and extensive applications or devices and third-party components and services interoperability.

AnyFirewall Engine offers seamless integration with third party components which speeds up the development process for feature-rich applications. It supports the highest rate of peer-to-peer (P2P) media transport currently available which translates into reduction in infrastructure cost, reduced bandwidth cost, and a boost to service scalability for service providers.

In other news, Eyeball Networks has expanded its North American presence with a wholly owned US subsidiary, Eyeball Networks US LLC and two new US offices. The two new offices are located in San Francisco and Seattle.

Edited by Jennifer Russell