A Closer Look at the EdgeBoxBy Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2008-12-17 Email Print
By combining the best bits of open-source software into a VOIP appliance, Critical Links brings convergence to a new milestone and creates what may be the must-have appliance for most any SMB.
Critical Links describes the EdgeBox as a multiservice business gateway appliance, which provides a full-fledged VOIP/IP-PBX and a host of data and IT services in a single device. The EdgeBox replaces up to eight specialized solutions with a single integrated device, providing SMB customers with a complete networking infrastructure that is simple to install and configure, and easy to maintain and upgrade, and can be managed remotely.
Critical Links offers three versions of the EdgeBox, an EdgeBox Office appliance that supports up to 40 users, an EdgeBox Business appliance that supports up to 100 users and the EdgeBox Enterprise appliance, which supports as many as 300 users. In regard to functionality, the three appliances are the same, to the extent that moving from one appliance to another takes little more than copying all of the data and settings across.