SBC Software Edition (SBC SWe)

Ribbon's SBC Software Edition (SWe) is identical software to its award-winning SBC 5000 series and SBC 7000 product – without the appliance. Ribbon's virtualization strategy capitalizes on its heritage of enabling secure, reliable and scalable real-time communications.  With SBC SWe, service providers and enterprises can deploy the SBC SWe in any virtual or cloud environment without compromising scale and performance – no truck roll needed.

Cloud Native Session Border Controllers

Features & Benefits

  • Same code base and firmware used in Ribbon's SBC 5000 and 7000 series, and proven Ribbon SBC feature set, including carrier-class redundancy to ensure service continuity
  • Deployable in private clouds on OpenStack/KVM, VMware or in the AWS public cloud
  • Support for media transcoding capability in the software with industry-leading support for GPUs to scale high density transcoding
  • Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 certified
  • Support for network functions virtualization (NFV) service chaining with Ribbon's centralized call routing and policy management, providing network-wide intelligence and control
  • Robust interworking tools for multiple signaling protocols (SIP, H.323 & over 80 international signaling variants) as well as both IPv4 and IPv6 devices
  • SIP Message Manipulation (SMM) allows legacy voice applications to continue working
  • Call Admission Control (CAC) to deny excessive calls based on session establishment rate per trunk group
  • Enhanced security/encryption services to protect privacy and ensure compliance
  • Data source for integrated analytics of network traffic to drive orchestration of virtual SBC instances
  • Network wide licensing flexibility


Dummies Guide

Session Border Controllers for Dummies


SBC Software Edition (SWe)


Miercom: SBC SWe Independent Performance Verification

White Paper

Eight Key Attributes of a Cloud-Native SBC

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