128 Technology and Ribbon announce integrated SD-WAN and SBC platform

Via Ribbon Media Center

Mar 18, 2019

BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 18, 2019 – 128 Technology, the leader in Session Smart routing and Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications today announced a new integrated solution that combines 128 Technology’s SD-WAN software with Ribbon’s market-leading session border controller (SBC) technology to help service providers and enterprises cost-efficiently improve network operations.

The combined solution is designed to solve many common cloud networking issues including bandwidth inefficiencies, security gaps and high operational costs.

The newly integrated solution makes connections to both private and public clouds simpler and more efficient, allowing communications networks and data centers to be easily interconnected to other branches. With Ribbon and 128 Technology’s combined solution, enterprises can utilize any service provider for their voice and data networks to ensure simple, fast and inexpensive deployment.

“The integration of 128 Technology’s SD-WAN solution with our SBC Edge devices allows us to deliver a new level of security, reliability and efficiency to enterprise networks” said Tony Scarfo, EVP, Products, R&D, Support and Supply Chain for Ribbon. “Together, we will accelerate the communications transformation from legacy environments to IP-based architecture in the enterprise with a full suite of advanced security and SD-WAN solutions that ensure peak-level performance for business-critical communications and applications.”

“Ribbon is the ideal partner to help strengthen and broaden our SD-WAN solutions and make this combined offering available to the global enterprise and cloud service provider market,” said Andy Ory, CEO, 128 Technology. “As enterprises and service providers increasingly move their operations to the cloud, it is critical that their networks operate efficiently and securely, while minimizing costs. This combined offering is a great opportunity to help our customers accelerate their network transformation.”

The combined solution, which is ideal for any Unified Communications (UC) or Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offering, delivers numerous benefits including:

  • Improved Quality – Customers consuming their UC capabilities from a cloud provider will gain the best possible quality of experience (QoE) in their communications infrastructure. Cloud providers now have the ability to reduce customer churn by offering advanced service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Integrated Business Edge – Customers will have a single platform solution for all of their SBC and SD-WAN requirements, enabling enhanced communications experiences through the rapid deployment of UC and data networks and the ability to be more responsive to dynamically changing traffic patterns. The solution also allows customers to match the appropriate internet connection for the application (MPLS, Ethernet, DIA, etc.).
  • Zero Trust Security – The combined solution creates a zero trust model for both communications and data. Ribbon’s advanced IP firewall and 128 Technology’s deep security segmentation ensure a simple, affordable, and distributed defense offering that is highly effective against today’s toughest UC and data cyber threats.
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