Combined solution improves network inefficiencies, eliminates security gaps and reduces customer churn
March 18, 2019

BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 18, 2019 – 128 Technology, the leader in Session Smart routing and Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications today announced a new integrated solution that combines 128 Technology’s SD-WAN software with Ribbon’s market-leading session border controller (SBC) technology to help service providers and enterprises cost-efficiently improve network operations.

The combined solution is designed to solve many common cloud networking issues including bandwidth inefficiencies, security gaps and high operational costs.

The newly integrated solution makes connections to both private and public clouds simpler and more efficient, allowing communications networks and data centers to be easily interconnected to other branches. With Ribbon and 128 Technology’s combined solution, enterprises can utilize any service provider for their voice and data networks to ensure simple, fast and inexpensive deployment.

“The integration of 128 Technology’s SD-WAN solution with our SBC Edge devices allows us to deliver a new level of security, reliability and efficiency to enterprise networks” said Tony Scarfo, EVP, Products, R&D, Support and Supply Chain for Ribbon. “Together, we will accelerate the communications transformation from legacy environments to IP-based architecture in the enterprise with a full suite of advanced security and SD-WAN solutions that ensure peak-level performance for business-critical communications and applications.”

“Ribbon is the ideal partner to help strengthen and broaden our SD-WAN solutions and make this combined offering available to the global enterprise and cloud service provider market,” said Andy Ory, CEO, 128 Technology. “As enterprises and service providers increasingly move their operations to the cloud, it is critical that their networks operate efficiently and securely, while minimizing costs. This combined offering is a great opportunity to help our customers accelerate their network transformation.”

The combined solution, which is ideal for any Unified Communications (UC) or Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offering, delivers numerous benefits including:

  • Improved Quality – Customers consuming their UC capabilities from a cloud provider will gain the best possible quality of experience (QoE) in their communications infrastructure. Cloud providers now have the ability to reduce customer churn by offering advanced service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Integrated Business Edge – Customers will have a single platform solution for all of their SBC and SD-WAN requirements, enabling enhanced communications experiences through the rapid deployment of UC and data networks and the ability to be more responsive to dynamically changing traffic patterns. The solution also allows customers to match the appropriate internet connection for the application (MPLS, Ethernet, DIA, etc.).
  • Zero Trust Security – The combined solution creates a zero trust model for both communications and data. Ribbon’s advanced IP firewall and 128 Technology’s deep security segmentation ensure a simple, affordable, and distributed defense offering that is highly effective against today’s toughest UC and data cyber threats.

To learn more about Ribbon’s SBCs and this integrated solution, visit the SBC 2000 or the SBC 1000 product pages

To learn more about 128 Technology’s 128T Smart Router and Session Smart Technology, visit here.

About Ribbon Communications

Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) 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 ribboncommunications.com.

About 128 Technology

128 Technology makes your network do what your business needs, by changing the way networks work. Our professional grade software teaches routers the language of applications and services, letting them understand the requirements of individual services and segments, and adapt the network dynamically to deliver what the business needs, when and where it needs it. We make routers Session Smart™, enabling enterprise customers and service providers to create a service-centric fabric that’s more simple, agile, and secure, delivering better performance at a lower cost.

To learn more about 128 Technology, visit www.128technology.com and follow the company on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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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