Ribbon SBCs Support New Branch Survivability Option for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and packet and optical transport solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that its market-leading Session Border Controller (SBC) 1000, SBC 2000 and SBC Software Edition (SWe) Lite now support Microsoft Teams Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) for Microsoft Direct Routing. Ribbon is among a select group of Microsoft-certified SBC vendors who have participated in SBA development and trials. The Teams SBA enables users to place and receive business calls even if Microsoft 365 is unreachable.

“Our enhanced support for Microsoft Teams SBA provides organizations with a reliable back-up to make calls from Teams in Offline Mode in case of a network or cloud outage,” said Tony Scarfo, Ribbon’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cloud and Edge Business Unit. “The SBA services are a perfect complement to our enterprise SBC portfolio. We are pleased to be among the first vendors to offer this resiliency capability to our customers, which will help accelerate their move to the cloud.”

Mr. Scarfo added, “We have enjoyed a long, successful history with Microsoft, having worked closely with them to develop the SBA for Skype for Business, so we understand the technology and have years of experience deploying it in enterprises.”