AudioCodes Mediant Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs) vs. Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AudioCodes Mediant SBCs
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Israeli company AudioCodes offers a the Mediant line of enterprise session border controllers (E-SBC), presently available as appliances in the Mediant 9000, 4000, 2600, 1000, 800, 500 series editions.N/A
Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Ribbon Communications headquartered in Westford offers Session Border Controllers (SBC) for large enterprises and SMBs.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
AudioCodes Mediant Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs)Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
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User Testimonials
AudioCodes Mediant Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs)Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)
Likelihood to Recommend
AudioCodes
The E-SBC works well in situations where you are working with multiple carriers and/or multiple phone systems and need to route either by IP, sender info or inbound phone numbers.
I find that companies that require faxing to go through the E-SBC seem to be a little less stable than competitor devices.
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Ribbon Communications
in VOIP to VOIP calls routing when we transferred call from One operator to another operator. in that case Ribbon Session Border controller is well suited in Ribbon we can easily applied the Routing manipulation rules . it is also certified from Microsft Teams , so we can also use in MS Teams call scenario
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Pros
AudioCodes
  • different sip trunk profiles for each provider
  • secure tls connection to for Microsoft Direct Routing
  • high availability on each SBC and also on Azure or AWS
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Ribbon Communications
  • VOIP Call Routing
  • Firewall
  • ALG , B2bua
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Cons
AudioCodes
  • I believe the help files need to have more information about why certain options should be used rather than just a list of possible choices. Some choices obviously require a wealth of information or experience, but having just a bit more info in the help file would save research time.
  • I'd like to see a user side option to be able to ping and trace route testing without having to be in another admin interface.
  • The message log function is great for watching SIP packets stream but needs more options for pausing to capture when there are a lot of calls coming through.
  • In my opinion, the route tables & configurations for proxies and groups need some massaging. The normal config options could be placed on one screen and then have a choice to go to "extended" mode for less-used items. This would make implementation faster as there are so many options now that it can be hard to see the few that are needed for general configuration.
  • I would love to see a screen that would allow the formation of a "SIP Ladder" where you could enter a source and/or destination IP and have the gateway show you the communication rather than pouring through logs. This is something that various carriers and even Wireshark are doing now but it would be great to have this option from the gateway's perspective as it would make it easier to compare with the outside traffic diagrams without having a senior network tech having to help.
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Ribbon Communications
  • it should have easy definition of routing manipulation rules.
  • Cost should be reduced
  • GUI can be simple
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Alternatives Considered
AudioCodes
AudioCodes is easier to implement and has a better support for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing implementation.
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Ribbon Communications
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Return on Investment
AudioCodes
  • Positive - My company has been able to retain business due to the low cost of the AudioCodes devices when compared to the other brands that some customers purchase through other vendors.
  • Positive - RMA is easy when it appears a card or module might be at issue, AudioCodes support is speedy to replace which grows customer confidence.
  • The ability to order, assemble, configure and ship multiple units to replace aged or failing gateways allowed us to impress the customer and gain more business.
  • The reliability of the devices with very lengthy up-time and little to no reboots has impressed customers greatly.
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Ribbon Communications
  • its worth it to use in our solution.
  • it helps organization to save cost.
  • it helps to manage multiple customer.
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