Ribbon developed one of the first Session Border Controllers (SBCs) certified by Microsoft for Skype for Business. That is why so many organizations initially deployed Skype for Business with Ribbon SBCs, including many global organizations with hundreds of sites and tens of thousands of employees. Today, most of those same Ribbon SBCs can be leveraged as organizations migrate their on-site Skype for Business deployments to Teams (or a competitive UC solution).  Our Microsoft-certified SBCs can be used to connect analog, digital, and SIP trunks to a Skype for Business implementation and then seamlessly migrate that application to Teams.

We realize that every Skype for Business deployment is different, that's why Ribbon offers SBCs in multiple form factors and scale, including hardware appliances, virtualized software, and cloud-native software. Choose the deployment environment that makes the migration to Teams faster and more cost-effective. Ribbon's staff have been helping customers migrate to Microsoft solutions since 2007, we can help you too. And, Ribbon has authorized resellers across the globe that support even the largest and most complex deployments. 


Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) for Skype


SBC 1000, SBC 2000 & SBC SWe Edge

Ribbon SBCs are the perfect tool when migrating from an on-premises Skype for Business to Teams. They connect old to new, allowing an organization to move to the cloud at its own pace. Ribbon offers hardware appliances, virtualized software, and cloud-native software that's optimized for the public cloud. Visit the product pages for more details: 

  • SBC 1000
  • SBC 2000
  • SBC SWe Edge
  • SBC CNe Edge

SBC with Skype for Business

Ribbon Cloud Link

Ribbon Communication Solutions

It’s common practice to set enterprise telephony networks in a “hub and spoke” topology where branch offices connect over the WAN to a centralized site where calls are routed internally and externally. This saves money by centralizing administration and limiting external access points.

But what happens if there is an interruption in WAN access? Branch offices will be unable to contact external parties. If internal call routing is handled through the same centralized facility, people in the same office won’t be able to call or send instant messages to one another.

Ribbon has two solutions to maintain intra-company communications in the event of a WAN failure. The Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) ensures that basic unified communications services are available locally in the event that network connectivity to the remote site is lost. The Resilient Branch Appliance (RBA) provides a mobile broadband 3G/4G connection to keep signaling and data layers operational in the event of a WAN outage.

Intra-Company Communications

Intra-Company Communications