Avaya Enterprise Session Border Controller is offered as both a hardware appliance, and as a dedicated server. It is not offered as a virtual server at this time. Licensing is required to use the SBC. The entitlement that comes with Foundation Mobility licensing is provided in the following manner: For every 3 seats of Mobility that are purchased, 1 seat for the SBC is provided. A customer purchasing 100 Foundation Mobility seats would receive 33 ports for the SBC.
Our software is fully compatible with other Session Border Controllers. What should be kept in mind is that Avaya does not require separate licensing for both the session to the Aura Communication Manager and the session connecting the remote party or trunk. This means that in our above example, 33 ports licensed are for fully usage of up to 33 simultaneous connections.
Like with other pieces of software, additional licenses can be purchased for the SBC without purchasing more Mobility Foundation seats. This allows for customers that will be taking advantage of SIP trunking, and require a SBC to secure the connection.