Core Session Border Controller Appliances

Ribbon's family of appliance-based session border controllers (SBCs) provide robust security, simplified interoperability, advanced session management, and carrier-grade reliability for fixed, mobile, cable, and wholesale service providers.

Ribbon’s SBC appliances deliver market-leading performance and scale, enough even for the largest Tier 1 service providers.  And this performance does not waiver even when under security attacks or with all features enabled.

Ribbon’s SBC appliances share a common code base making them easy for organizations to operationalize because all features perform the same, regardless of platform.  In addition, they are supported by Insight EMS, a common management solution, making them easy to deploy and maintain. 

Delivering Carrier Grade Performance, Scale, and Reliability

Session Border Controller 7000

Session Border Controller 7000

150,000 Sessions

5U Rack Mount

4x10 Gbps Ports

Modular DSP Card

DC/AC Power

NEBS Level 3

(Redundant / Hot Swappable Input)

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Session Border Controller 5400

Session Border Controller 5400

75,000 Sessions

2U Rack Mount

4x1G and 2x10 Gbps Ports

Modular DSP Card

DC/AC Power

NEBS Level 3

(Redundant / Hot Swappable Input)

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Leveraging A Common Code Base

Ribbon’s SBC 7000 and the SBC 5400 are designed to address the security, interoperability, and reliability challenges for real-time communications, with the SBC 7000 delivering the highest SBC capacity in the industry.

Handling voice, video, UC&C, WebRTC, and mobility in service provider deployments, they provide all the features you need in an SBC, such as robust network security, sophisticated routing and policy management, overload controls, SIP normalization, codec transcoding, SIP Recording, and IPv4-IPv6 interworking.

The SBC 7000 delivers up to 150,000 sessions with fully enabled security, media and transcoding features. The SBC 7000 also supports nearly 10 times more Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) sessions than any other SBC on the market, giving service providers maximum message authentication and replay protection for VoIP traffic.

Using Ribbon-designed media transcoding firmware, these SBCs provide industry-leading transcoding capacity, with the SBC 7000 delivering nearly two times more transcoding than competitive platforms, making it the best option for service providers who have high-volume interconnection traffic.

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The SBC 5400 delivers all the same features and functionality of the SBC 7000, just doing so in a smaller form factor. As a proven solution, the SBC 5400 offers predictable and assured performance with scalability up to 75,000 anchored media sessions using a choice of 2x1GB, 4x1GB or 2x10GB IP Interfaces. With a seamless, software license assignment you can upgrade from 2GB to 10GB of multimedia traffic.

Both SBCs support high definition (HD) voice and video, Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE), Rich Communications Services (RCS), and IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) functions. These SBCs are the perfect solution for connecting a very high number of SIP trunks to support Microsoft TEAMS Direct Routing. Both SBCs enable the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN in a service provider’s network.

In addition, SBC 7000 and SBC 5400 Call Detail Records and KPIs are key inputs for Ribbon Analytics to assist network operators with robocall and fraud detection and mitigation.

The SBC 7000 and the SBC 5400 both have the following certifications:

  • Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business
  • JITC and FIPS-140-2 for the US Federal Government

Meeting the Demand for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

NuWave Communications Among the First to Offer SIP Trunking for Microsoft Teams

“With Ribbon’s scalable SBCs we can now give our customers a practically frictionless, cost-effective solution to move their subscribers to Microsoft Teams and include voice via Direct Routing for Teams”

Mark Bunnell
Chief Operating Officer

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Pure IP Implements Ribbon's 5400 to deliver Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams

“Organizations come to us for flexibility and simplicity and the SBC 5400 has enough capacity for us to offer that to a growing number of Teams Calling customers.”

Gary Forrest
CEO

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Insight Element Management System (EMS)

Management for the SBC SWe is performed using Ribbon’s Insight EMS, which delivers a complete FCAPS (Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security) solution. Insight EMS offers a mature, feature-rich management system providing a simple-to-use, graphical user interface and accelerated provisioning and management processes.

Insight EMS can be deployed as a standalone system, in a high-availability configuration for maximum system uptime, or in a geographic redundant configuration for site disaster recovery. Insight EMS can be instantiated as a virtual instance running on VMware or KVM, as a Virtual Network Function in an OpenStack cloud environment, or on AWS to take advantage of public cloud infrastructure.

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Insight Element Management System EMS