Ribbon is a leading provider of secure communication solutions to government –for both civilian and military organizations. Deploy our Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Application Servers, and high-density media gateways as part of an end-to-end solution or as part of a Microsoft Teams migration.

Ribbon has the people and products required to migrate legacy PBX systems to the latest VoIP technology. Ribbon solutions use industry-standard SIP to simplify integration and migration, while protecting long-term investments. Ribbon Session Border Controllers are FIPS compliant, JITC certified and certified for Microsoft Teams. Ribbon’s SBCs are the only SBC on the DODIN Approved Products list as part of the Microsoft Teams SUT. Ribbon’s Application Server is JITC certified for both LSC and ESC deployments and also the core of the largest VoIP deployment in the US Department of Defense.

FIPS Compliant and JITC Certified Products

Application Server

JITC certified unified communications server (LCS & ECS), the Ribbon AS is deployed in government agencies and departments worldwide.

  • Incredible scale – up to 2 million users per instance
  • Robust traditional business phone features
  • AS-SIP/MLPP support
  • Carrier grade reliability – 5 9s uptime, including upgrades
  • SIP-based – no vendor lock-in
  • Fully virtualized architecture
Application Web Server Cloud
SBC JITC Certified Federal Solutions

Session Border Controller

FIPS compliant and JITC certified SBC provides security from DoS attacks, eavesdropping and more. Widely deployed in government agencies and departments worldwide.

  • Microsoft Teams Certified
  • Hardware, Software or Cloud
  • Carrier grade reliability - high availability deployment options
  • SIP-based - proven interoperability with Cisco, Avaya, NEC, Nortel, etc.
  • Up to 150,000 sessions per element
  • Powerful Media Transcoding

Proven in Agencies, Ministries and Departments Worldwide

Millions of government personnel rely on Ribbon solutions every day. Ribbon solutions secure IP communications as well as deliver PBX services and unified communications. Ribbon has partnered with Microsoft for over a decade and is the only SBC approved with Microsoft Teams for JITC certified deployments. Our service provider and Nortel heritage makes Ribbon solutions ideally suited for migration of large-scale legacy TDM services to secure IP networks. Ribbon enables organizations to leverage their significant investments in upgraded data networks to decommission aging voice-only infrastructure and deliver more reliable, secure, and innovative IP communication services.

Ribbon appreciates the challenge of migrating tens of thousands of employees. Our services teams have helped migrate some of the most mission-critical communications deployments in the world. We can help your organization retain the traditional services required to support your existing mission while adding modern collaboration and mobility tools that make employees more accessible and productive.

Read a case study on how the Department of Defense turned to Ribbon to update its communications.

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JITC Certified & FIPS compliant

Ribbon is committed to supporting federal agencies with JITC certified and FIPS compliant solutions that drive productivity, ensure security and operate at scale. Ribbon solutions are JITC certified and FIPS compliant for:

  • Enterprise Session Controller (ESC)
  • Local Session Controller (LSC)
  • Session Border Controller (SBC) – also Microsoft Teams certified
  • Analog Gateway Solution(JITC certified only)

Ribbon elements can be deployed as a total solution or in concert with other certified elements. Unlike the competition, Ribbon’s SIP-based solutions do not lock organizations into proprietary endpoints.

JITC Certified Federal Solutions

Communications Solutions for



Largest VoIP deployment in US Department of Defense

Deployments in all 4 branches of the US Military

Deployments in major defense organizations globally

Only SBC certified for Microsoft Teams JITC deployment

Unique solution for tactical deployments


Civilian Agency

Deployed in hundreds of agencies and departments worldwide

Securing millions of conversations

Proven deployments with all major brands of PBXs, Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business

Widely deployed in government contact centers

Carrier-grade reliability & scale not offered by enterprise vendors

Microsoft Teams Certified Federal Solutions

JITC Certified


Civilian Agency


U.S. Department of Defense Case Study

Download Ribbon’s case study on the largest voice over IP deployment in the US Department of Defense

Retain Legacy Analog Phones and Cabling

G5 Media Gateway

Ribbon’s JITC Certified G5 Analog Line Gateway eliminates the need to spend millions on new phones, cabling and auxiliary power

  • Eliminates one of the biggest barriers to VoIP migrations
  • 768 ports per frame – the highest density available
  • Miles of loop length accommodates old cable plants
  • Converts analog to industry standard SIP– assures investment protection & interoperability
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Download our eBook to learn how US Federal Agencies are adopting the cloud for voice communications

Why Ribbon?

Ribbon is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises and systems integrators in over 80 countries. Our Application Servers and SBCs are purposefully designed for mission critical communications – providing secure access to command and control structures.

No Proprietary Phone Lock-In

  • Choose SIP or ASSIP devices from industry leaders
  • Better value and long term investment protection
  • Reuse Avaya/Nortel 1100 series phones