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Press Release -- March 1st, 2021
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Ribbon Enterprise Session Border Controllers Certified with Twilio Elastic SIP Trunks to Deliver Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams

Twilio’s elastically scalable SIP Trunking and Ribbon’s secure eSBCs work together seamlessly to instantly deliver Direct Routing to Microsoft Teams customers

Plano, TX Ribbon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and IP optical transport solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that key solutions from its market-leading Enterprise Session Border Controller (eSBC) portfolio has been certified with Twilio Elastic SIP Trunks to enable Microsoft Teams Direct Routing calling capabilities. The certification enables enterprises to select Microsoft Teams as their office phone system by leveraging Twilio’s Elastic SIP Trunking service and Ribbon’s eSBCs.

Direct Routing enables Microsoft Teams customers to select their preferred communications service provider to make and receive calls via the Teams desktop or mobile client. Ribbon’s Microsoft-certified SBCs enable organizations to securely connect their Twilio Elastic SIP Trunks to Microsoft Teams and gracefully migrate their legacy phone systems. With more than a decade of certified interoperability with Microsoft collaboration solutions, Ribbon’s built-in Easy Configuration Wizard makes deployment with Twilio Elastic SIP Trunks, Teams and most popular PBXs, “point-and-click” easy. Twilio’s SIP Trunking solutions are already widely deployed and trusted by more than 50,000 businesses worldwide.

“The certification of our eSBCs with Twilio’s Elastic SIP Trunks gives Microsoft customers a very powerful solution for secure SIP Trunking for Direct Routing,” said Steven Bruny, EVP Sales, Americas Region for Ribbon. “Enterprises can now combine Twilio's well-known ease of purchase and deployment with Ribbon eSBCs’ market-leading interoperability and security capabilities.”

Bruny added, “Ribbon eSBCs can be rapidly deployed in popular cloud platforms like AWS or the Azure Marketplace as well as locally on virtualized software and traditional hardware appliances. Our eSBCs also include support for Local Media Optimization to enhance bandwidth utilization as well Microsoft Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) services to preserve calling capabilities if the Microsoft 365 cloud is unreachable.”

“Our joint solution with Ribbon is an example of Twilio’s commitment to bring out-of-the-box offerings to customers,” said Annie Benitez Pelaez, General Manager, Twilio Elastic SIP Trunking. “Working together, we enable customers to quickly and easily deploy Microsoft Teams Direct Routing in 100 countries. The ease of deployment inherent in Ribbon’s eSBCs combined with Twilio’s on-demand global SIP Trunk provisioning are perfect complements for enterprise communications managers who want hassle-free solutions.”

The Ribbon certified eSBCs include the SBC Software Edition (SWe) Lite, SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 products. The SBC SWe Lite delivers advanced security services for SIP Trunking, Direct Routing and cloud unified communications (UC) services either from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, AWS, or popular Virtual Machine platforms. Ribbon’s SBC 1000 and 2000 are purpose-built security appliances that includes the same software as the SBC SWe Lite. Ribbon SBCs and Twilio Elastic SIP Trunks can also be deployed with hundreds of popular IP-PBXs and cloud-based UC services.

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