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Press Release -- August 21st, 2019
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Ribbon’s Analytics and Security Solutions Platform Ribbon Protect Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2019 International Business Awards®

WESTFORD, Mass. – Ribbon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: RBBN), a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced that its analytics and security solutions software platform, Ribbon Protect was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® award for Telecommunications Product in the 16th Annual International Business Awards®.

“Ribbon Protect supports security, operations and monetization applications. The analytics portfolio provides our carrier and enterprise customers valuable insights, visibility and security for their networks and customers, and we’re proud to have won this award,” said Kevin Riley, Ribbon’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Advanced Research and Development. “I want to thank the entire team for their tireless work in building, refining and innovating this software platform — this was very much a group effort!”

Bad actors are leveraging Unified Communications (UC) networks as vectors for attacks including toll fraud, telephony denial of service (T-DoS), and robo-calls. The Ribbon Protect platform, and the security applications that run on it, provide carriers and enterprises with a network-wide behavioral analytics solution, enabling them to accurately block these attacks and disseminate security policies across network “enforcers” including session border controllers (SBCs) and firewalls.

The analytics portfolio and Ribbon Protect platform provide a single view of the end-to-end communications network for operators to intelligently report and track network usage and troubleshoot network issues. The ability to collapse multiple IT network tools into a single platform enables network owners to lower their capital and operational costs while increasing customer satisfaction with higher levels of network quality.

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August 2019. Judges’ comments on Ribbon’s submission included “The power of the product plus the single end-to-end view of network operations is outstanding,” and “Great way to protect consumers from data breaches, but also offers a cost-effective way to do it.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small — are eligible to submit nominations. The 2019 IBAs received entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About Ribbon Communications

Ribbon Communications delivers market-leading software solutions that secure and power many of the world’s leading service provider and enterprise communications environments. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company’s cloud-native solutions deliver intelligent and secure real-time communications solutions for the cloud, network and enterprise edge. Ribbon’s Kandy Cloud real-time communications software platform delivers advanced and embedded CPaaS and UCaaS capabilities enabling service providers to rapidly create and deploy high-value communications services. To learn more, visit

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The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties, including statement regarding delivering value to customers. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. The actual results of Ribbon Communications may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Ribbon Communications’ business, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of Ribbon Communications’ most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Ribbon Communications’ views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Ribbon Communications’ views as of any subsequent date. While Ribbon Communications may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Ribbon Communications specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

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