Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) vs. Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)
Score 8.6 out of 10
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The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller, which provides session control, security, interworking, and demarcation. CUBE is a software product available for licensing on the Cisco IOS® and Cisco IOS XE Software which runs on Cisco enterprise routers, but is also available for licensing as a software load for a virtual container.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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Editions & Modules
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Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)
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
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)
Considered Both Products
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)
Chose Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)
CUBE can use SIP profile to manipulate almost all SIP parameters: URI, headers, and SDP.
Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)

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Top Pros

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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Avaya Aura
Avaya Aura
Score 8.2 out of 10
Avaya Aura
Avaya Aura
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Avaya Aura
Avaya Aura
Score 8.2 out of 10
Avaya Aura
Avaya Aura
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
If you are in an environment that is primarily Cisco and switching from PRI circuits or other non-SIP circuits and are generally considered to be on an enterprise-grade platform, CUBE is likely a solid choice for you. From my experience, I cannot speak to the video handling that CUBE offers as we do not employ that, so hopefully other reviews will provide insight on that.
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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
Cisco
  • B2B UA
  • SIP profile
  • Multiple tenants
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Ribbon Communications
  • VOIP Call Routing
  • Firewall
  • ALG , B2bua
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Cons
Cisco
  • Syntax input should be easier to read and write. For I.E: voice, translations are similar to SED (Stream Editor). Sometimes regular expression is hard to understand for new users.
  • Virtual Cube software stability
  • Cube redundancy setup (defining control interfaces, tracks, setting thresholds and reloads). Redundancy setup should be an automated process, where a user can initiate a setup wizard and then just input key information such as the IP address of Cubes and the exclusive IP address, etc.
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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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Usability
Cisco
The flexibility is great for leveraging SIP profiles and dial peers.
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Ribbon Communications
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Support Rating
Cisco
I've been using Cube for years and I like the way Cube handles a call. Minimum administration required once everything is set up correctly.
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Ribbon Communications
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We previously used other SBC's but weren't satisfied with the performance. The support wasn't there and constant RMA's for defective hardware. Although the CUBE is expensive, it saves time and resources on support. Robust features and no downtime in 3 years. I don't believe many vendors offer products to compete in this space. You will regret to decision to go with cheaper SBC's.
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Ribbon Communications
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Positive impact, saving on monthly phone bills due to sip trunk migration.
  • Positive, using a couple of CUBEs to concentrate several SIP trunk.
  • Positive, using a couple of CUBEs to route several branch outbound and inbound calls.
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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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