The easiest way to use Direct Routing services in Teams to make and receive business phone calls from Teams' clients or phones
Ribbon’s SBC Software Edition Lite (SWe Lite) on Microsoft Azure securely connects your organization’s Teams environment to a communications service provider for dial tone.
Our Microsoft-certified Session Border Controller (SBC):
It does all this from the cloud, there’s no hardware to deploy, the solution scales up or down based on a site’s required capacity. Best of all, it uses fewer Azure compute resource than the competition; that makes it a better value too!
Getting started is easier than you think, here are the 4 key requirements:
Microsoft requires a certified SBC to act as bridge between Teams and the telephone network. The session border controller provides multiple functions:
Security – it acts as a voice-aware firewall and encrypts traffic to protect the voice traffic itself and to prevent bad actors from entering the data network via the voice network
Interoperability – not every SIP Trunking provider is identical, Ribbon’s SBCs can adjust key parameters to make set-up easy and trouble-free
Legacy Connectivity –many organizations still have analog phones, elevator phones, door phones and fax machines. Ribbon’s hardware–based SBCs have analog ports (FXS) to keep these assets working for years to come
Migration – often organizations want to slowly migrate to Teams, keeping their legacy PBX in place for weeks or even months or years. Ribbon SBCs can provide simultaneous ringing sothat both Teams and the old PBX share connectivity.
Resiliency or Fail Over –Ribbon SBCs have multiple options to manage disruptions in service depending on the deployment model. These tools can keep your organization connected even if the unexpected happens.
Ribbon works closely with Microsoft to ensure ongoing support for any enhancements to Teams and the Microsoft Phone System services. The SBC SWe Lite is certified for organization swishing to connect SIP trunks to Phone System and their Microsoft Teams clients. You can rest assured that Microsoft will fully support voice traffic that flows through Ribbon’s SBC SWe Lite.