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Ribbon Communications (formerly Sonus) - UK and Ireland Distribution by Westcon

Sonus and Genband are now Ribbon Communications - a global leader in secure real-time communications

As a leader in secure SIP networks, Ribbon Communications (Formally known as Sonus) seek to help businesses simplify their network design, reduce costs and effectively deploy new applications with a portfolio of high-performance session border controllers (SBCs) for the enterprise and service provider markets. Quite simply, Ribbon unifies Unified Communications.

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With the broadest portfolio of Microsoft qualified SBCs on the market, Ribbon solutions enable all businesses, large and small, to work faster, smarter and more productively with our proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions to customers in over 50 countries.


The Ribbon Communications Portfolio

The Ribbon/Sonus Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio offers extraordinary service integration of Unified Communications to any size office – from the branch to the headquarters. With Sonus solutions, businesses can enjoy the benefit of deploying a single device for all networking and communication needs and save both capital and operational expenses. By supporting a variety of protocols, advanced security, and codec transcoding, the Ribbon SBC portfolio enables a distributed enterprise to cost-effectively implement Unified communications across the enterprise.
  • Sonus SBC 1000100
  • Sonus SBC 2000600
  • Sonus SBC 510010,000
  • Sonus SBC 520064,000
  • Sonus SBC SWe (Software)Unlimited

The Ribbon/Sonus SBC SWe (Software edition) is the industry’s first software-based Session Border Controller (SBC) architected to deliver unlimited scalability with the same advanced features and functionality of the Sonus SBC 5000 family of products on a virtualized platform – without compromise.

The Ribbon Differentiator

Ribbon offers the most complete portfolio of purpose-built Session Border Controllers (SBCs) in the market, enabling all organizations, from small to large, to simplify their infrastructure and reduce costs by moving to SIP-based communications.

Whether an Enterprise is a wholly IP or a mixed TDM/IP environment, Sonus provides a flexible, risk-free path from legacy systems to secure, reliable next generation communications so enterprises can realise the full benefits of Unified Communications.

Ribbon is the first in the industry to deliver enhanced Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) functionality with mobile broadband 3G/4G failover capability within the Sonus SBC 1000 and Sonus SBC 2000 Session Border Controllers to ensure the Microsoft Lync Server operates at a high level of security and quality in branch offices during wide area network (WAN) failures.

Ribbon’ entire portfolio of SBCs has been performance-tested verified by Miercom. The reports can be read at on the Ribbon website

Sonus SBC 1000

Sonus SBC 1000 (formerly NET UX 1000) is a Microsoft Lync qualified SBC for small enterprise networks who also seek Lync qualified Survivable Branch Appliance functionality.

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Sonus SBC 2000

Sonus SBC 2000 (previously NET UX 2000) is a Microsoft Lync qualified SBC for medium-sized enterprise networks who also seek Lync qualified Survivable Branch Appliance functionality.

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Sonus SBC 5100

The Sonus SBC 5100 delivers robust security, flexible SIP session routing & policy management, media transcoding at an attractive price/performance point for medium-to-large enterprises and Tier 2/3 service providers and (250 to 10,000 concurrent sessions).

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Sonus SBC SWe (Software Edition)

The SBC SWe is feature equivalent to Sonus’ hardware-based SBC 5000 Series. The only difference between the Sonus SBC SWe and the Sonus SBC 5000 Series is how customers choose to deploy it: on industry-standard servers or in virtualized environments. Scalable from as few as 25 to an unlimited number of sessions, the user-defined scope of the SBC SWe means that Sonus customers get to choose where they reside on the performance curve.

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Ribbon Communications (Sonus) Maintenance Plans & Services Quotes

Sonus partners can request quotations for maintenance and support contracts, directly from Westcon UCC. Simply complete the form below and a member of our expert team will respond with support options and pricing.

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