Ribbon unveils Next Generation Intelligent Edge Portfolio

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Ribbon Communications has launched its Next Generation Intelligent Edge Portfolio with the new EdgeMarc 6000.

The new cloud and premises solutions portfolio securely connects and enhances enterprise voice and data applications while delivering service assurance, advanced analytics, security, policy and routing capabilities for cloud communications applications.

“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 of 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.”

At the heart of this new offering is Ribbon’s EdgeMarc 6000, a platform for voice and data network functions. It contains combines all of Ribbon’s edge services in a single, modular platform that is extensible for future innovations. Additionally, it physically connects existing enterprise communications infrastructure and has the capacity to run containerised network functions. Also with the Ribbon Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio’s LTE radio capabilities 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,” added Gary Forrest, chief executive officer of Pure-IP. “We are a long time 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.”