Virtual and Cloud Native Core Session Border Controllers

As services such as Unified Communications, Conferencing, Collaboration, and Contact Centers, all continue their migration to cloud environments, it is vital that SBCs make that same transition so service providers can continue to deliver secure, reliable services.

Ribbon's virtualization and cloud-native strategy capitalizes on its heritage of enabling secure, reliable and scalable real-time communications.  With our cloud native SBC Software Edition (SBC SWe), service providers can be sure they will be able to deliver secure real-time communications in multiple virtual and cloud environments without compromising scale, performance, or feature functionality.

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View the SBC SWe datasheet for a detailed list of features and capabilities

SBC SWe Deployment Flexibility Provides Choices

Ribbon’s cloud-native SBC SWe has you covered, whether your preference is a virtual environment in a data center, in your own private cloud or on a public cloud.

The SBC SWe can be instantiated in multiple virtual or cloud environments including:

Domain Hypervisors Network Functions Virtualization
Private DC VMWare, KVM  
Private Cloud VMWare, KVM Yes (OpenStack)
Public Cloud VMWare, KVM Yes (AWS, Azure, GCP)

Our cloud native SBCs are available directly from Ribbon, through a channel partner, or from the AWS Marketplace

Bandwidth Deploys SBC SWe on AWS to Rapidly Address COVID-19 Demand

“We worked with the Ribbon team to rapidly deploy their SBC SWe on AWS and were able to easily accommodate the rapid spike in demand from our customers. Our customers are some of the most recognized brands in the world and they have come to expect world-class support from Bandwidth.”

Scott Mullen
Chief Technology Officer

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SBC SWe on AWS
SBC SWe with GPU-based Transcoding for Network Interconnect

Vivo Deploys SBC SWe Nationwide, Including Using GPU-based Transcoding for Network Interconnect

“Deploying Ribbon’s SBCs in a virtual environment enables us to grow our offering, optimize our investment, and increase the operational efficiency of our VoIP services”

“Expanding our trusted relationship with Ribbon continues to help us serve our subscribers with secure, advanced services.”

Átila BrancoVivo
Planning Director

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Session Border Controller Software Edition (SBC SWe)

Ribbon's SBC SWe embodies Ribbon’s innovation, knowledge and expertise in a cloud-native solution.

Microservices design to optimize resource allocation, dynamic scaling, automated lifecycle management, are all attributes of the SBC SWe, delivering carrier-grade SBC capabilities such as robust network security, sophisticated routing and policy management, overload controls, SIP normalization, SIP Recording, SIP over WebSocket, IPv4-IPv6 interworking, and audio transcoding.

Use the SBC SWe to meet or exceed the demanding requirements you have for SIP trunking, Network-Network Interconnect, Unified Communications as a Service, Contact Center as a Service, or just to migrate from TDM to IP peering.

With the SBC SWe you can take advantage of NVIDIA’s Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to perform audio codec transcoding achieving the highest scalability with the lowest cost/transcode in any cloud environment.

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

The SBC SWe has the following certifications:

  • Microsoft Teams, Zoom Phone, Ring Central, Cisco, and more
  • JITC and FIPS-140-2 for the US Federal Government

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Session Border Controller Virtual Software

SBC SWe Attributes

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Certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Yes

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Audio Transcoding

CPU
GPU

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High Availability

Yes

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Automated Deployment

Yes - Terraform

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Signaling Only Session Capacity

1400 - 9000
(Dependent on VM type)

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Session Capacity with Media Transcoding (G.711 – G.729)

2250(CPUs) – 7300(GPUs)
(Dependent on VM type)

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Number of VCPUs

2-32

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