Ingate Systems Achieves Certification with ShoreTel’s Pure IP Unified Communications Solutions For Secure VoIP, SIP Trunking
HOLLIS, NH – February 25, 2008 – Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com), which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, announces that the company has achieved certification with ShoreTel’s Pure IP Unified Communications (News - Alert) solutions, providing the highest level of security for enterprise VoIP and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunk deployments. Ingate has passed all requirements to be certified within ShoreTel (News - Alert)’s Technology Partner Program (TPP).
Ingate’s award-winning Ingate Firewall® and Ingate SIParator® products allow businesses to use VoIP and all other forms of SIP-based communication by solving the Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal issues with the protocol, while maintaining the security and integrity of the enterprise network. The Ingate Firewall is an enterprise-class firewall that secures data traffic as well as SIP traffic. The SIParator is a device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable the traversal of realtime SIP-based communications, leaving the SIP-unaware firewall to secure data traffic.
Used with ShoreTel’s unified communications system, Ingate’s Firewalls and SIParators provide the highest level of security for SIP-based VoIP and realtime communications applications.
Ingate also enables SIP trunking, a new application that many service providers offer and that rapidly reduces costs by eliminating the need for an enterprise PSTN gateway, unused BRI/PRI capacity, expensive and underutilized phone lines or trunks at remote offices, and by providing PSTN termination in the local area. Ingate’s security products simplify SIP trunk deployments by ensuring seamless interoperability between the SIP trunk service provider and the ShoreTel IP-PBX. With the push of a button on the Ingate product, SIP trunk connections are deployed as the Ingate is preconfigured to work with ShoreTel’s unified communications system and several leading ITSPs.
“ShoreTel's Technology Partner Program helps to speed customer deployments because it serves as a single resource for products like Ingate's Firewalls, SIParators and SIP trunking solutions that are seamlessly interoperable with ShoreTel’s solutions, ” said Steven Johnson, president, Ingate Systems (News - Alert). “We are proud to add our award-winning products to the ShoreTel community of SIP-based VoIP solutions. ”
“Ingate’s SIP trunk offerings simplify installations. They also provide the highest level of security – critical for enterprise environments -- for SIP-based applications including VoIP, IM etc.,” said Kevin Gavin, vice president of product marketing, ShoreTel. “We applaud Ingate’s success in developing solutions that make new, important technologies such as enterprise SIP trunking available to businesses of all sizes, bridging the gap between businesses using VoIP and those still on the PSTN. We are delighted to include Ingate’s SIP-enabling security solutions to the ShoreTel Technology Partner Program.”
ShoreTel’s unified communications system's capabilities provide customers with hardware and software options that optimize their communications infrastructure and investment. Membership in the ShoreTel Technology Partner Program requires providing product integration, as well as passing their interoperability certification.
About Ingate® Systems
Ingate® Systems develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live 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. In addition to an extensive line of Ingate Firewall® products, the company also produces the award-winning Ingate SIParator®, a device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable SIP communications. Ingate products currently protect the networks of retail companies, financial institutions, industrial firms, government agencies and small-to-large enterprises throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Additionally, Ingate has established the SIP Trunking Network at www.siptrunk.org , an educational resource that aggregates information from throughout the SIP trunking community in an industry-wide effort to educate enterprises about SIP trunking, to help simplify deployments.
Ingate Systems AB is headquartered in Sweden with offices in Stockholm and Linköping. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc., is located in Hollis, New Hampshire. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.
For more information, please contact:
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
SIP and email: [email protected]
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