Ribbon Session Border Controller Achieves JITC Certification for Secure Microsoft Teams Deployments in US Department of Defense

Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and IP optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that its Session Border Controller 5400 has been certified by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as part of secure Microsoft Teams deployments across all DoD agencies and within its communications network.

The U.S. DoD Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification is the culmination of a rigorous process that tests solutions for quality, security, interoperability and reliability. Once solutions have achieved JITC certification, they are placed on the DISA Approved Products List (APL). Ribbon’s SBC is exclusively included in the System Under Test (SUT) for Microsoft Teams’ JITC certification.

“We are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and are very proud to be the Session Border Controller solution that enables Microsoft Teams to deliver secure voice calling within the Teams platform across the DoD and its agencies,” said Steven Bruny, Executive Vice President of Sales for the Americas Region, Ribbon. “DoD employees can now leverage all of the rich collaboration features the Teams platform offers including secure in-app voice calling powered by our market-proven Session Border Controller.”