According to a recent report, Cisco stretched its lead for enterprise session border control (eSBC) revenue in the recent second quarter.

Looking ahead, Infonetics Research forecast the global enterprise SBC market to grow at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2012 and 2017.

“Cisco’s been able to capitalize on its market-leading position in IP PBXs, gateways, and routers in selling its enterprise SBCs. In the second quarter of 2013, Cisco led the eSBC market with 27 percent of worldwide revenue, putting some daylight between itself and the competition,” said Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research.

Other eSBC highlights from the report included:

• Enterprise SBCs are the next generation of border elements and will eventually replace VoIP gateways, spurring gateway, router, and PBX vendors to integrate SBC functionality

• The enterprise SBC market was severely tilted toward North America, though by 2017 its share is expected to decline as other regions increase adoption of SIP trunking, unified communications, and IP call centers

• Businesses of all sizes were using SBCs to enable SIP trunking, interconnect disparate systems, and build deeper levels of security into their voice networks.