SBC 1000 - Session Border Controller

The Ribbon Session Border Controller 1000 (SBC 1000) is an ideal security and interoperability solution for small businesses and branch offices. The SBC 1000 delivers:

  • VoIP Security (topology hiding, encryption, protection against Denial of Service attacks and more)
  • Interoperability with leading PBXs, cloud UC services, SIP endpoints and SIP trunking providers
  • Certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing
  • Local site survivability services
  • Gateway for traditional interfaces including analog devices, analog lines, BRI and PRI
  • Advanced call routing features such as Active Directory/LDAP server routing integration and onboard call forking

The SBC 1000 is the smallest member of Ribbon’s SBC family but don’t let its diminutive size fool you. It uses the same powerful software that is deployed in larger models and cloud-based offers. That’s one reason the SBC 1000 has been independently verified to deliver full protection and performance during severe security attacks. The SBC 1000 is an ideal solution for organizations seeking to protect SIP trunks or cloud UC services, including Microsoft Teams. It also provides tools and physical interfaces to ease migrations from legacy PBXs and key systems. Organizations that need to connect traditional analog phones (such as cordless phones, elevator phones, door phones, fax machines, etc.) or want to connect local phone lines (for local dial tone or emergency/ fail-over calling) will appreciate the SBC 1000’s FXO/FXS ports.

The SBC 1000’s intuitive web interface, including multiple ready-to-use configuration parameters, makes it easy for small businesses and branch offices to get in-service; no Ph.D. in SBC required. License-based sessions and port expansion eliminates the need for a truck-roll and/or an on-site technician.

The Ribbon SBC 1000 is certified for Direct Routing with Microsoft Teams. It also features built-in survivability for Microsoft Skype for Business, Yealink, Poly, Cisco/BroadSoft, and other SIP/TDM/FXx clients, so calls go through even if the Wide Area Network (WAN) goes down.

Download our SBC 1000 Datasheet

View the SBC 1000 datasheet for a detailed list of services and capacities

Hardware, Software or Cloud

Visitors may notice the similarities between the SBC SWe Lite, SBC 1000 and SBC 2000, we hope so. Ribbon uses the same core software for these products so our customers can easily choose the size and deployment model that fits their environment. Each product delivers the same robust security services, ease of deployment and media management capabilities. The SWeLite includes the option to deploy on a virtualized platform or the cloud while the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 provide options for physical interfaces (FXO/FWs, T1/E1, etc.) for device or PBX/ contact center migrations.

Review the chart below for more details.

Service Type SBC SWe Lite software on Azure Cloud Software Image
SBC SWe Lite
Turnkey Ribbon Appliance - SBC 1000 Turnkey Ribbon Appliance - SBC 2000
Microsoft Certified
Award Winning Security
SIP Trunk Provider Interoperability
PBX & Cloud UC Interoperability
Intuitive Web Configuration Tools
Advanced Call Routing Features
Tones & Annoucement Support
Comfort Noise & Silence Supression
Network Jitter Compensation
Music on Hold
Purchase Model Monthly as a Service One-time Purchase One-time Purchase One-time Purchase
Support Contract Included Annual Purchase Annual Purchase Annual Purchase
Maxium Users 5000 5000 600 1000
Maximun Concurrent Calls 1000 1000 192 600
T1/E1/ or BRI Ports (connects legacy PBXs) Local gateway required Local gateway required Up to 2 T1/E1 or 12 BRI ports Up to 16 T1/E1 – 2 x 8 T1/E1 spans
FXS Ports (analog phones, fax, etc.) Local gateway required Local gateway required Up to 24 FXS ports Up to 48 FXS ports – 2 x 24 ports
FXO Ports (analog lines for emergency calling, etc.) Local gateway required Local gateway required Up to 12 FXO ports Local gateway required
  More on SBC SWe Lite Azure More on SBC SWe Lite More on SBC 2000

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Hear the Ribbon Difference

As a security element, SBCs inherently sit in the middle of the media path between the telecom provider and phones or soft clients. Ribbon’s SBC 1000 uses that position to enhance media quality and manage interoperability between the endpoints and telecom providers. Ribbon combines dedicated DSP hardware with decades of experience building many of the world’s largest communications networks to deliver better sounding conversations. The SBC 1000 mitigates common voice quality issues our competitors often leave to chance.

The SBC 1000 enhances:

  • Media Transcoding (to ensure device/ service interoperability)
  • Concealment of Network Jitter (to mitigate network anomalies)
  • Comfort Noise (to make conversation sound more natural)
  • Music on Hold Fidelity (we still can’t guarantee you’ll like the tune)