Cisco Unified Border Element

A Session Border Controller for Companies of All Sizes

Get highly secure voice and video connectivity from the enterprise IP network to service provider SIP trunks. Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an enterprise session border controller that can help you lower costs, simplify your network, and extend rich collaboration services.


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Ease your network evolution to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking and beyond. (3:39 min)

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Features and Capabilities

CUBE performs the four critical functions of a session border controller (SBC): session control, security, interworking, and demarcation. Deploy CUBE virtually on Cisco UCS servers or integrated into a Cisco router to offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Migration control – migrate to SIP in a way that makes sense for your business by controlling the pace and deployment strategy
  • Choice of deployment – support centralized, distributed, or hybrid deployments, often with little to no hardware investment
  • Flexibility on a single platform – provide multiple services on the same routing platform, and use router features to improve network interworking
  • Investment protection – repurpose network equipment assets as the voice network evolves

With CUBE, customers can enable:

  • Simplified recording – improve compliance and customer service using CUBE's media forking or API capabilities to record voice or video calls
  • Voice policy – better secure and optimize the network through policy-driven evaluation and control of calls
  • WebEx Cloud Connected Audio – reduce audio conferencing costs by eliminating PSTN transport and termination charges for Internet calling
  • Line-side capabilities – simplify support for remote phone proxy registration of SIP phones

Other important features include:

  • Solutions for smallest to largest locations – all businesses and locations can benefit from SIP trunking
  • Deployment flexibility – deploy virtually or on a Cisco router
  • Scalability and redundancy – CUBE scales to 64,000 sessions with box-to-box and in-box redundancy
  • Complex media manipulation using digital signal processors
  • Integration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition
  • Proven Interoperability with third-party IP PBXs and service providers

Cisco Deploys SIP Trunking in Its Contact Centers

Learn how CUBE yielded significant cost savings, improved customer service calls, and increased scalability of the contact center network.

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Build Apps on CUBE and TDM Gateways

Use the Unified Communications Gateway API to access signaling and media for applications.

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