Verizon Debuts SBC as-a-Service

Verizon Communications has selected Ribbon Communications’ Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe) to offer as a service (SBCaaS) through Verizon’s Virtual Network Services (VNS).

“Verizon’s Virtual Network Services – SBCaaS gives enterprises the advanced network and security features they need without having to invest in and deploy dedicated network hardware,” said Vickie Lonker, vice president of Network and Virtual Solutions for Verizon. “The result is greater flexibility and cost control as their business needs evolve.”

SBCs provide the necessary features to secure and support real-time communications. Adding Virtual Network Services – SBCaaS with Ribbon, to Verizon’s VNS portfolio enables enterprises to deploy and scale virtual SBCs much faster than traditional appliance-based implementations, securing real-time communications such as VoIP and unified communications.

“In a rapidly evolving technology landscape, enterprises need to innovate without the wait,” said Kevin Riley, CTO for Ribbon. “Verizon’s Virtual Network Services provide enterprises with a fast, safe path to the future that has already been vetted and validated by a provider they trust. Virtual Network Services – SBCaaS with Ribbon combines leading SBC functionality with a cloud-based consumption model to help enterprises protect their networks and offer high-quality real-time communications with confidence, whether they have 10 users or 10,000.”

The new SBCaaS offering leverages Ribbon’s SBC SWe in a fully managed solution that can be deployed either standalone, or service-chained with other virtual network functions (VNFs), in Verizon’s hosted network service data centers. Individual virtual SBC instances that are created for each customer leveraging Verizon’s common cloud infrastructure allow customers to benefit from Verizon’s economies of scale.