If you are looking to purchase Session Border Controllers (SBCs), it is important you know the differences between the various types of SBCs.
Additionally, if you are looking to purchase SBCs from Coeo, it is important you know the differences between the SBCs Coeo offers so you can avoid purchasing the wrong SBC.
No one wants to experience a poor-performing phone solution that results in poor internal communication.
Integrating SBCs into your network can help improve your phone solution performance and communication effectiveness. However, learning which SBC to purchase is important before purchasing the wrong solution.
Coeo knows how important a reliable phone solution is to an organization to ensure effective communication and has delivered SBCs to thousands of customers to improve their phone performance.
We want you to understand the different types of SBCs that Coeo offers so you can determine which SBC from Coeo is the right fit for your organization.
By the end of this article, you will know the different types of SBCs Coeo offers and which one is the right fit for your organization.
Different Session Border Controllers Coeo offers
If you are looking to purchase SBCs through Coeo, it is important you understand the different types of SBCs we offer to determine which one is the right fit for your organization.
Coeo partners with Ribbon Communications so most of the SBCs Coeo offers are provided by them. Ribbon delivers both hardware and software SBCs and offers both cloud-based and on-premise software solutions.
More specifically, the SBCs Coeo offers from Ribbon include:
Cloud-Native Core SBC
A Cloud-Native Core SBC is a cloud SBC that reduces the cost and complexity of securing and connecting various VoIP phone solutions.
These SBCs ensure your voice data is encrypted to improve VoIP security so your organization can avoid cyberattacks such as toll fraud.
The Cloud-Native Core SBC can also scale up when necessary to meet increasing voice traffic and scale down when traffic is light which can result in lower cloud computing costs.
Edge mod SBC
An edge mod SBC is an SBC that is built as an edge device to support cloud communication solutions.
This appliance has less complexity relative to other SBCs so it’s priced lower than other SBC products on the market.
These appliances can be purchased as 1k, 2k, 5k, or 7k appliances. Each version of edge mod SBCs has different features and functionality and, as a result, are priced accordingly.
For example, 1k and 2k edge mod SBC appliances have fewer features and functions than the 5k and 7k versions. 1k and 2k SBCs are designed for small and medium-sized businesses with fewer phones.
The 5k and 7k appliances are a better fit for larger organizations that have thousands of concurrent calls and require high availability.
If your organization decides to use the edge mod SBC, it is important to select the right one that best meets the needs of your organization.
SWe Edge SBC
A Software edition (SWe) Edge SBC is a cloud solution that embodies the role of a hardware SBC. Typically cloud-based SBCs are less expensive than hardware SBCs.
This product is similar to the 1k and 2k edge mod SBCs so it is a better fit for small to medium-sized businesses that have less than a thousand call paths.
The SWe SBC is a cloud-based SBC that ensures phone solution security, reliability, and scalability in a cloud-based solution.
The SWe SBC is essentially a virtualized version of a hardware SBC in which it provides the same features and functionality of appliance-based hardware SBCs in a software-only solution.
The SWe SBC is similar to the SWe Edge except it is meant for larger organizations looking to use a thousand or more phones.
G five SBC
G five SBCs are purpose-built to support larger analog line phone systems. These SBCs are meant for very large organizations and can support more than 500 lines using one appliance.
Which SBC is the best fit for your organization
Now you know the different SBCs Coeo offers to customers.
It is important to understand the differences between the SBCs Coeo offers so you can decide which one is best for your organization.
Understanding this will enable you to avoid a poor phone experience as a result of purchasing the wrong SBC.
If you are looking for a cost-effective, cloud-based SBC, the Cloud-Native Core SBC may be the right solution for your organization.
If your organization is looking for a basic hardware solution the edge mod SBC may be the best fit for your organization. However, the size of your organization will determine which edge mod SBC is right for you.
If you are a small or medium-sized organization the 1k or 2k SBCs may work better for your organization. However, if you are a larger organization, the 5k or 7k SBCs may be the better fit.
If your organization is looking to purchase a software SBC instead of a hardware SBC you may benefit more from a SWe SBC.
If your organization is smaller or medium-sized, the SWe Edge SBC is a good fit for you whereas if you are a larger organization, a SWe SBC is the better fit.
If you are a large organization that has an analog phone solution, a G five SBC is a good fit for your organization.
Next steps to purchasing the right SBC for your organization
Now you know the different SBCs Coeo offers and which SBC is right for your organization. This will help you determine which SBC your organization should use if you plan to purchase an SBC from Coeo.
No one wants to experience a poor-performing phone solution that contributes to poor communication. An SBC can help your organization improve your phone solution’s performance and your communication.
However, it is important to understand which SBC is most appropriate so you do not purchase the wrong SBC and fail to achieve your objectives.
Coeo will consult with your organization to determine which alternative will best help you meet your objectives.
Coeo knows how important a reliable phone solution is to an organization and has delivered SBCs to improve the phone service of thousands of customers.
We want you to understand the different SBCs Coeo offers so you can determine which one is the right fit for your organization.
If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about the SBCs and phone services or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.
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