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Ribbon Introduces Next Generation Intelligent Edge Portfolio

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Monday, March 23, 2020

Ribbon's EdgeMarc 6000 forms the centerpiece of the global software leader's portfolio, which is a transformational platform for voice and data network functions. The EdgeMarc 6000 is a combination of the best of Ribbon's edge services in a single, modular platform that is extensible for future innovations.

FREMONT, CA: Secure and intelligent cloud communications solutions firm Ribbon Communications Inc. unveiled its Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio, which includes the new EdgeMarc 6000. The company's comprehensive cloud and premises solutions portfolio securely connects and enhances enterprise voice and data applications, including Microsoft Teams, while also delivering service assurance, advanced analytics, security, policy, and routing capabilities for cloud communications applications. Ribbon's Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio presents service providers and enterprises with a comprehensive and complete end-to-end enterprise edge offering.

"Our Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio gives managed service providers the ability to offer their business customers one of the broadest portfolio of Microsoft-certified enterprise edge solutions on the market," said Patrick Joggerst, EVP of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer for Ribbon. "In addition to delivering business-class data and voice services, it allows them to significantly reduce total cost of ownership by having the ability to centrally provision, secure, monitor, manage, and troubleshoot their UCaaS, SIP Trunking, and Direct Routing service offerings."

Ribbon's EdgeMarc 6000 forms the centerpiece of the global software leader's portfolio, which is a transformational platform for voice and data network functions. The EdgeMarc 6000 is a combination of the best of Ribbon's edge services in a single, modular platform that is extensible for future innovations. It can physically connect existing enterprise communications infrastructure and can run containerized network functions. Joggerst added, "The portfolio's advanced resiliency, traffic prioritization, and remote monitoring capabilities combined with management from Ribbon's EdgeView Service Control Center allow service providers to adhere to service level agreements in their managed offerings."

The company has already deployed more than 1 million, assuring its customers that they are receiving carrier-proven technology, which is among the most advanced on the market. Apart from improving voice and data applications, Ribbon's Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio also takes pride in LTE radio capabilities that further enhance connectivity as a failover network for business continuity. "We selected the Ribbon Intelligent Edge solution because it allowed us to deploy reliable, state-of-the-art edge devices at our customer sites and offer Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service," said Gary Forrest, Chief Executive Officer of Pure-IP. "We are a longtime Ribbon customer, and it is due in large part to the robust and innovative solutions they keep delivering like their new Next Generation Intelligent Edge offering. It allows rapidly growing service providers like Pure-IP to attract new and retain existing enterprise customers by offering the latest in real-time communications with advanced analytics and security technology."

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