The Cisco Unified Border Element Enterprise Edition is a highly-scalable, carrier-grade session border controller that is integrated into Cisco routing platforms and optimized for the enterprise market. The Unified Border Element uses the common configuration commands of Cisco voice gateways and is easily integrated into any unified communications environment. The Enterprise Edition differs from the Service Provider Edition in that it was designed from the beginning to be customer premises equipment that is managed, configured, and located at the enterprise edge of a Session Initiation Protocol trunk solution.
The Cisco Unified Border Element Enterprise Edition provides a network-to-network demarcation interface for signaling interworking, media interworking, address and port translations, billing, security, quality of service, Cisco Call Admission Control, and bandwidth management and is designed as CPE for large enterprise unified communications deployments.
The Cisco Unified Border Element Enterprise Edition allows enterprises to connect isolated voice and unified communications networks directly over an IP connection, avoiding public switched telephone networks. End-to-end IP enables services such as SIP trunking and unified communications application interconnects, enhances quality, increases scalability, lowers costs, and reduces network complexities.
Total cost of ownership
Capital expenditures and operating expenses savings are achieved by eliminating overlay networks and additional interfaces on routers, and environmental benefits include lower power and cooling requirements.
Carrier-grade high availability
Redundancy is achieved with Stateful Switchover with media preservation of active calls.
Integration and validation tested for large-scale unified communications deployments
The Cisco Unified Border Element is designed to work in conjunction with Cisco Unified Communications Manager for SIP trunking for PSTN access and between application clusters.
Advanced services and support
The use of the same Cisco IOS Software commands and configurations of the widely deployed Cisco voice gateways and Cisco Unified Border Element on the integrated services router allows you to easily adopt this technology without requiring additional staff training.