Session Border Controllers for Enterprises

In today’s hybrid work environments, security and interoperability need to be proactively managed, assuring that employees can work from anywhere by securely connecting to different networks (and different network elements from a variety of vendors). Ribbon Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are designed and tested to provide the most robust SIP security and interoperability, regardless of location or deployment environment. Ribbon offers cloud-based security solutions, virtualized SBC software, and traditional hardware appliances.

Ribbon's solutions are tested with Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, Zoom, Ring Central, and Cisco BYOC solutions, as well as many other cloud-based unified communications solutions. They are also tested with popular cloud-based contact centers from Genesys, Five9, Nice InContact, and more. Ribbon also has the benefit of hundreds of thousands of existing deployments worldwide, meaning our solutions are deployed with Avaya, Asterisk, Mitel, Cisco, Avaya, and countless other brands of PBXs and contact centers. 

Ribbon has solutions deployed in every size organization, from neighborhood small businesses to the most security-conscious global financial institutions. The breadth of Ribbon's portfolio makes it ideal for multi-site businesses; we can combine together our largest carrier-grade solutions for large campuses with our cost-effective solutions for branch offices. Ribbon solutions create a secure "communications superhighway" to integrate different brands and generations of communications solutions.

Detailed information on Ribbon's SBC choices can be found on each product page including common deployment options such as:  

  • Migrating from a PBX to cloud-based collaboration services such as Teams, Zoom, Ring Central, and more
  • Migrating to cloud-based contact center solutions such as Genesys, Five9, Nice InContact, and more
  • Public Cloud and cloud-native deployments
  • Simplifing legacy device connectivity (analog phones, elevators phones, door phones, etc.)

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Distributed Edge & Small to Medium Enterprises

Ribbon’s distributed edge portfolio of enterprise session border controllers (eSBC) are designed to meet the demanding needs of enterprises looking to deploy unified communications with a high degree of security and quality. The Ribbon enterprise SBC portfolio offers full-fledged service demarcation devices and protects your network against malicious attacks such as denial or service and toll fraud.

Enterprise Data Center

What makes Ribbon SBCs stand apart from the competition? Maybe it’s that the world’s most demanding networks have trusted Ribbon to deliver high-quality SIP communications for more than 15 years. Or maybe it’s because we offer more choices than anyone else, with the most unique SBC models that scale from small businesses to multi-national enterprises. But more than likely it comes down to something simple: Ribbon SBCs simply work, no matter what kind of network you have today or in the future.

Secure SBCs for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Microsoft Teams Phone System and Direct Routing

Ribbon has more than a decade of in-depth experience helping Microsoft's customers connect to telecom providers. Since 2007, across multiple generations of Microsoft solutions, Ribbon has been providing certified session border controllers (SBCs) that provide security and interoperability between Teams and telecom providers across the globe. We have an SBC to fit every deployment situation.

In addition to security, Ribbon SBCs solve problems. We make it easy to migrate from traditional phone systems from Avaya, Cisco, Mitel, etc., to Microsoft Phone System. We make it easy to integrate legacy devices like security phones, fax machines, elevator phones, and other devices that are needed to move to the cloud.  We have the solutions, expertise, and experience to make Teams Phone System work better for your customers and employees.


Public Cloud

If you are looking to deploy unified communications, conferencing, collaboration or contact centers applications on the public cloud, then you will need an SBC. However, until recently, you may have been disappointed when trying to find an SBC on a public cloud that delivers the reliability and functionality you demand. But that limitation no longer exists as Ribbon can meet your need today and in the future.


Managing Enterprise SBCs


Ribbon’s portfolio of enterprise core and edge SBCs are managed from a centralized Ribbon Application Management Platform offering a complete Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security solution. Delivering intuitive, reliable, scalable and automated management, an enterprise can quickly configure SBCs, identify and remediate issues, deliver improved customer experience, and do so at reduced operational costs.

Ribbon Application Management Platform manages enterprise SBCs deployed across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. The platform itself is designed using cloud native principles and can also be deployed in multiple data center and public or private cloud environments in standalone or high availability configurations, including options for geographic redundancy.

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