Session Border Controllers for Dummies
Discover why you need a session border controller in your network.
Service Provider Core Network
Ribbon's family of next-generation session border controllers (SBCs) provides robust security, simplified interoperability, advanced session management, and carrier-grade reliability for fixed, mobile, cable, and wholesale service providers. Ribbon's SBCs offer powerful deployment flexibility that meets or exceeds the demanding levels of security and service quality for applications such as SIP trunking (including Microsoft Teams Direct Routing), Unified Communications, Network-Network Interconnection, VoLTE, VoWiFi, and RCS. Ribbon SBCs deliver network security, routing and policy management, overload controls, SIP normalization along with IPv4-IPv6 interworking, and robust media transcoding. They also deliver support for STIR/SHAKEN (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited / Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) standards for caller authentication.
Virtualized Software SBC
Deploying IP-based unified communications, conferencing, collaboration, or contact center applications on private or public (AWS, Azure, GCP) clouds is becoming commonplace. And every one of these applications needs the security and interoperability that SBCs deliver.
So you will need an SBC that was designed to be deployed in multiple cloud environments and to meet the scalability, reliability, and functionality to provide carrier-grade services.
To be deployed in private and/or public and private cloud environments, Ribbon's virtual SBC Software Edition (SWe) is designed to leverage microservices that ensure automation, orchestration, elasticity, reliability, and scalability in a geographically distributed cloud deployment.
Ribbon’s SBC SWe runs in multiple different cloud environments (KVM / VMware/ OpenStack, AWS, Azure, GCP) and aligns with both ETSI and ONAP orchestration models.
Capitalizing on Ribbon's legacy of innovation and feature richness, the SBC SWe shares its software code base with the SBC 5000 and 7000 portfolios, making it one of the most trusted security solutions on the planet.SBC SWe
Turnkey Hardware Platforms
STIR/SHAKEN and Identity Assurance
Service Provider Intelligent Edge
Microsoft Teams Direct Routing
Microsoft Certified Core SBCs
|SBC Products||Maximum Sessions||Fit||Deployment
|SBC 7000||150,000||CSP or Enterprise||Turnkey Hardware|
|SBC 5400||75,000||CSP or Enterprise||Turnkey Hardware|
|SBC SWe||75,000||CSP or Enterprise||Virtual - Private/Public Cloud|
|SBC CNe Edge||10,000||CSP or Enterprise||Cloud Native - Private/Public Cloud|
|SBC SWe Edge||1000||Enterprise or Small Business||Virtual - Private/Public Cloud|
|SBC 2000||600||Enterprise or Small Business||Turnkey Hardware|
|EdgeMarc Portfolio||300-2,000||Enterprise or Small Business||Turnkey Hardware|
|SBC 1000||192||Enterprise or Small Business||Turnkey Hardware|
Managing Service Provider SBCs
Ribbon’s portfolio of service provider 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, a service provider can quickly configure systems, identify and remediate issues, deliver improved customer experience, and do so at reduced operational costs.
Ribbon Application Management Platform manages service provider SBCs deployed across physical, virtual, and cloud environments and edge SBCs in virtual or cloud environments. The platform itself is designed using cloud native principles and can be deployed in multiple data center and public or private cloud environments in standalone or high availability configurations, including options for geographic redundancy.Download our RAMP Datasheet
Ribbon SBC SWe Testimonial
Telus Testimonial of Ribbon SWe SBC
Bell's Ribbon Intelligent Edge SBC Testimonial
Geoff Moore - Dir. Voice Services