September 15, 2008
Ingate Presents "SIP Trunking" Seminars at IT Expo
By Eve Sullivan, TMCnet Editor
Ingate Systems (News - Alert) will educate end users, resellers, distributors and systems integrators about SIP trunking – and a little bit about “American Idol” – when the company presents, “SIP Trunking: Everything You Need to Know,” seminars at this week’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo West 2008.
Ingate will partner with Avaya (News - Alert), Technology Marketing Corporation, leading IP-PBX vendors and SIP trunking service providers to present the seminars, which will be free to all ITEXPO attendees.
“SIP Trunking is the next step in the evolution of enterprise communication, offering enterprises the opportunity to expand the use of SIP to support the protocol’s long-term promise of Unified Communications (News - Alert),” said Olle Westerberg, chief executive officer, Ingate Systems. “These seminars will provide vital information from the perspective of IP-PBX vendors, SIP trunking service providers and other distinguished voices in the industry.”
The seminars will provide an overview of SIP trunking, and include general information panels and technical insight sessions from both the service provider and enterprise perspectives. In addition, Ingate’s leading vendor and service provider partners, speakers from VOIPSA, ENUM/IETF and the SIP Forum will be participating.
New this season will be step-by-step, interactive whiteboarding sessions with Avaya to illustrate the what, why and how of SIP trunking architecture, along with SIP trunking boot camp for “basic training” on SIP trunk installations, led by Avaya and Ingate.
They will also present two case study seminars – one featuring a SIP trunking installation for American Idol’s production company – the other on bundled SIP trunk solutions to delve deeper into the issues.
“These seminars address a critical need among enterprises for in-depth information on SIP trunks. From sessions on security to hands-on technical training to solving specific installation problems taken from our audience, the SIP Trunk Seminars will have it all,” noted Anne L. Coulombe, director, unified communications products and solutions, Avaya. “We have always found these seminars to be enormously useful for our customers. It’s a great opportunity to hear from them and work through their questions and issues in a real-time format.”
Security sessions with VOIPSA will discuss VoIP and SIP trunk security. Additionally, a SIPconnect Compliance Workshop, presented by the SIP Forum, will provide an overview of the SIPconnect value proposition, a “Deep Dive” into the SIPconnect technical recommendation, a step-by-step overview of the SIPconnect Compliant Program application process.
Live demonstrations, during which participants will set up a SIP trunk in 20 minutes or less on-site, will also be featured. Attendees can earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate by participating in the Professional Development Program on the first day of the Show.
Confirmed Speakers include Avaya, BandTel, Bandwidth.com, BroadSoft, Broadvox, Cbeyond, Digium/Asterisk, Iwatsu, Mitel (News - Alert), ShoreTel and Voxitas. Thought leaders from the SIP Forum, VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) and NeuStar/ENUM IETF will also participate.
“Ingate’s SIP Trunking seminar series is a unique opportunity for ITEXPO (News - Alert) attendees to get a crash course on SIP trunking from the experts,” said Rich Tehrani, president and group editor-in-chief, TMCnet. “We are proud to once again work with Ingate Systems, and Avaya, in providing these educational SIP trunking seminars at ITEXPO.”
All seminars will be held in room 507 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The schedule is as follows:
Tues., Sept. 16
SIP Trunking Professional Development Program
9:00am Introduction to SIP Trunking
10:00am Live Demo: Setting Up a Secure SIP Trunk in 20 Minutes
11:00am The Enterprise Infrastructure
1:30pm The Service Provider Perspective
Wed., Sept. 17
The Mechanics of SIP Trunking: Implementation, Issues, Solutions
8:30am Case Study: The Benefits of Bundled SIP Trunk Solutions
10:15am SIP Trunking and Security in an Enterprise Network
11:15am Live Demo: Setting Up a Secure SIP Trunk in 20 Minutes
1:15pm Case Study: "American Idol" Gets In Tune with SIP Trunking
3:00pm SIP Forum SIPconnect Compliance Workshop
Thurs., Sept. 18
SIP Trunking Boot Camp
8:30am SIP Trunk "Basic Training" with Avaya and Ingate
Ingate Systems develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge. Ingate has a long history of developing next-generation firewall technology that solves the NAT/firewall traversal issue with SIP communications. Free VIP passes can be obtained here: https:// www.tmcnet.com/scripts/itexpo/ca08/itfall08reg.aspx?theplan=D&
Learn more about Ingate at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO — the biggest and most comprehensive IP communications event of the year. ITEXPO will take place in Los Angeles, California, Sept. 16-18, featuring three valuable days of exhibits, conferences, and networking opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Visit Ingate at booth #MR 507 in the exhibit hall. Don’t wait. Register now!
Eve Sullivan is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Eve's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Eve Sullivan