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Deploying voice communications over the Internet can create quality and security issues that do not normally exist with traditional phone systems. To overcome these issues, Intelligent Edges are deployed on the customer network edge to ensure successful VoIP implementations. VoIP service providers deploy an Intelligent Edge in the form of an enterprise session border controller (eSBC) to improve voice quality and visibility into the customer environment, supporting both SIP trunking and hosted unified communications. Ribbon Communications’ EdgeMarc 7000-Series Intelligent Edge is designed for the high-performance applications of mid-sized and large enterprises. Delivering GB data rates and up to 2,000 simultaneous calls, the 7000-Series can support thousands of end users. Like all EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges, the 7000-Series scales according to user demands, allowing service providers to deliver high-quality VoIP solutions to customers of all sizes and network configurations.

Other key features include:
• Comprehensive security design, including an SIP aware firewall with stateful packet inspection
• Detailed call statistics and quality measurements that are analyzed by the EdgeView Service Control Center for troubleshooting and remediation
• QoS functions, including traffic shaping, guaranteed bandwidth, and call admission control
• Multiple WAN ports enable link redundancy and stateful SIP transfer