Verizon Offers SBC as a Service with Ribbon as Part of Virtual Network Services

Enterprise comms get simpler and more secure as Verizon leverages Ribbon’s SBC

Verizon Offers SBC as a Service with Ribbon as Part of Virtual Network Services

Ribbon Communications, an innovative business with over 20 years of experience in real-time communication strategies, recently announced that Verizon Communications would be using their Cloud-Native SBC software to expand their portfolio. The Ribbon Session Border Control strategy will allow Verizon to deliver SBC as a service to their customers through the Verizon Virtual Network Services strategy.

As a company known for supporting the most reliable wireless network in America, Verizon will be able to access a new competitive edge with Ribbon’s help, allowing its customers to deploy and scale SBC functionality at a flexible scale. Enterprise customers will now be able to defend their network from security issues, without breaking the bank. Ultimately, the outcome will be greater cost-efficiency, more agility, and better scalability in the digitally transforming economy.

Verizon Virtual Network Services and “SBCaaS”

Ribbon Communications delivers market-leading solutions to 27 countries around the world, making them an excellent choice for Verizon’s technology expansion. The SBCaaS offering will give enterprises the advanced networking solutions they need without significant outgoing expenses into new network hardware.

According to CTO for Ribbon, Kevin Riley, the agile tech environment has pushed enterprises to embrace evolution at a rapid pace. The Virtual Network Services offered by Verizon are giving companies access to a faster, and safer path into the future of technology. With SBCaaS supported by Ribbon, brands can achieve top-of-the-line SBC functionality with a cost-friendly cloud-based model of consumption.

Session Border Control networks give companies the features that they need to support and secure real-time communication in this ever-more demanding marketplace. The combination of SBCaaS through Ribbon and Verizon’s innovative VNS portfolio should open new doors for enterprises who need to scale their UC strategy much faster than legacy systems would typically allow.

An Agile New Strategy

The SBCaaS offering from Verizon will take advantage of the Ribbon SBC SWe, allowing customers to take on a fully-managed solution for their VoIP or UC systems. The product can be deployed either as a service-chained solution with other Virtual Network features or as a stand-alone solution. This is the very first time that Verizon has been able to offer enterprises a fully-managed, and fully cloud-based strategy for SBC services.

The concept of session border control as a service comes with many potential benefits for companies, including access to increased agility and reduced overall expenditure for the lifecycle of new communication solutions. Thanks to the inherent flexibility of the cloud-native system, Verizon and Ribbon can deliver a next-level opportunity for enterprise-friendly SBC.

Both Ribbon Communications and Verizon believe that their new solution will provide higher availability of real-time communication services, along with all the benefits of high availability, enterprise orchestration, greater scalability, and integrated analytics.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated $126 billion in 2017 revenues. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary reaches about one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands.

About Ribbon Communications
Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) is a company with two decades of leadership in real-time communications. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company delivers intelligent, secure, embedded real-time communications for today’s world.  The company transforms fixed, mobile and enterprise networks from legacy environments to secure IP and cloud-based architectures, enabling highly productive communications for consumers and businesses.

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