I need my own SBC for Teams or at least SBCaaS

Oh no you don’t.

As you move away from legacy on-premises systems, in search of the agility and cost savings that cloud solutions are able to offer, you may have thought that you require a dedicated Session Border Controller (SBC)* to maintain a high level of security, compliance, and privacy.

General consensus says that a hosted UC solution doesn’t’ require a dedicated SBC, while Microsoft Teams will need a dedicated SBC, if you don’t subscribe to a MS calling package or Direct outing per user .
This isn’t actually the case – even for larger organisations, who see MS calling packages or DR as cost prohibitive, in fact dedicated SBC adds another layer of cost and complexity.
Becketts Teams Enabled SIP Trunks remove the SBC requirement by connecting directly into Tier 1 providers networks. A direct connection from the network to your Teams Tenant – allows you to make and receive calls in a secure, reliable fashion WITHOUT an individual SBC.

The key benefits of Team Enabled SIP Trunks include the following:

  • Simplicity – No dedicated connection or requirements for your IT Teams to manage Speed – The system is already running and can be connected to your Teams Tenant
    within an hour
  • Security – all patching, updates, and management is performed for you in accordance with industry accreditations such as Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001
  • Capacity – there’s no sizing for you to worry about, we’ll ensure you always have the capacity and flexibility to make and receive calls, without the requirement for additional licences or bandwidth.
  • Cost savings – By providing Teams Connectivity on a Concurrent User Basis costs are typically 30 to 40% less than Direct Routing Plans.

To find out more about removing the SBC from your Teams Environment please visit www.beckett-tele.com or call 0118 940 9000.

*What is an SBC anyway?