First Internet Telephony Expo Announcments

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First Internet Telephony Expo Announcments


Ahhh yes, these two Ingate releases below are but the first of many VoIP-related announcements to be made at Internet Telephony Expo... Let the massive amount of VoIP news announcments begin!

I leave my house at 4:45am (fun fun) - for a 7:29am flight, so this will be may last blog entry until I get to Miami. Hmm, "this will be my last blog entry" sounds 'dire' doesn't it?

Ingate SIParator Wins Product Leadership Award From Frost & Sullivan

Company's Innovation in SIP Recognized by 2005 Science & Technology Awards

INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO, MIAMI, February 22, 2005 - Ingate Systems (www.ingate.com), whose award-winning security products enable enterprises to solve the problem of letting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) traverse their firewalls, has been named the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2005 Science & Technology Award, Product Leadership for IP Protocols (specifically, SIP) category. 

The Award is in recognition of the Ingate SIParator, a unique device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable the traversal of SIP communications, including Network Address Translator (NAT) traversal. The Award also acknowledges the company's leadership in developing technologies based on the SIP protocol.

Winners are chosen based on the level at which their product contributes to the industry in terms of market acceptance. Products are evaluated based on the degree of innovation, the estimated market penetration rate, and acceptance by intended end-users. Ingate's successful product development strategies and the degree with which the SIParator has met customer needs and requirements was a significant factor.

The selection process included primary participant interviews and interviews with end users, distributors, suppliers as well as extensive primary and secondary research. 

"The Ingate SIParator is a one-of-a-kind product that brings SIP - and access to applications such as VoIP - to any enterprise, while solving critical issues such as NAT traversal," said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. "It is an honor to have our leadership in developing SIP-enabling technologies recognized with such a prestigious award." 

"Ingate's SIParator has garnered an enthusiastic response from industry end-users," said V.R. Yoges, Research Analyst, Technical Insights, Frost & Sullivan. "The SIParator provides users with a range of options while bringing down the cost of providing SIP-capability to the enterprise network: it is compatible with legacy firewalls, and its modular nature allows a user to add more functionalities later, if need be - as in a growing organization. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership acknowledges Ingate Systems' development of this truly industry-leading product technology."

In addition to the SIParator, Ingate produces and sells the world's only fully SIP-capable enterprise firewalls. Ingate's products also include optional software modules for VoIP survival in hosted SIP-based hosted PBX environments, far-end NAT traversal solutions for remote VoIP and Quality of Service.

For more information, please visit Ingate at Booth 604 at Internet Telephony.

 

Ingate VoIP Survival - Full Redundancy CPE for Hosted VoIP

Validated by BroadSoft as a Customer Premises Backup Enhancement to BroadWorks

 
INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO, MIAMI, February 22, 2005 - Ingate Systems (www.ingate.com), whose award-winning security products enable enterprises to solve the problem of letting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) traverse their firewalls, showcases Ingate VoIP Survival at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo 2005. Ingate VoIP Survival is an application module for hosted VoIP communications services that secures full redundancy in a SIP-based Hosted PBX or IP Centrex environment all the way out to the customer premise. 

Ingate VoIP Survival, which can be used with any hosted VoIP service, has been validated by BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, to serve as a customer premise backup to enhance the reliability and availability of the BroadWorks VoIP application platform.

In the hosted environment, Ingate VoIP Survival ensures continued communications service even if the hosted server goes offline due to connection failure or malfunction. This increased availability means that unnecessary downtime is minimized.

"Ingate VoIP Survival is suitable for any enterprise using a Hosted PBX platform looking to maintain the highest reliability and availability for their network," said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. "We are proud to deliver this functionality to BroadWorks as part of their interoperability validation program, our first implementation of the product." 

 
Reliable, Hosted VoIP with CPE Redundancy 

A hosted communication platform offers many advantages to enterprises adopting VoIP. However, there are occasions when it is desirable to have a redundant capability at the customer premise. Should a network outage occur, Ingate VoIP Survival offers continuous, uninterrupted availability of mission-critical VoIP service.

"Ingate VoIP Survival offers the benefits of traditional outsourcing while securing the availability of one of the most mission-critical applications for businesses today. In addition, VoIP Survival maintains vital perimeter control and security at the enterprise. Combined, these functionalities minimize risk and encourage enterprises to move to VoIP to gain the cost and productivity benefits of hosted voice communications," said Scott Wharton, vice president of marketing for BroadSoft.

Ingate VoIP Survival Module

In a Hosted PBX environment, the server situated in the service provider's core network is in constant contact with - and dynamically sending data to - the Ingate Firewall or Ingate SIParator situated on the company LAN. The intelligence built into the hosted solution is automatically transferred to the local side, including settings and registrations. The Ingate CPE keeps track of updates and stores a mirror image of user settings.

In the event that contact with the hosted server is lost, the Ingate CPE will automatically detect the failure and make use of stored settings to ensure that communication methods are maintained. By using the mirror image of user settings, local calls within the domain are handled by the CPE. Any calls made to the outside will automatically be routed towards the SIP/PSTN gateway, given that there is SIP/PSTN gateway on the LAN. The CPE will automatically detect when the communication link is restored.

Ingate VoIP Survival is available now for all Ingate Firewall and SIParator products. 

About Ingate Systems
A world leader in next generation firewall technology, Ingate Systems produces and sells the world's only fully SIP-capable enterprise firewalls and the Ingate SIParator, a device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable the traversal of SIP communications and three-time winner of Internet Telephony magazine's Product of the Year Award. Ingate Firewalls solve the NAT traversal issues inherent in using SIP, and address the growing need for SIP-capable firewalls among enterprise users. Ingate Systems has a long history of developing secure communications technology and today offers enterprises unprecedented value and ability to develop SIP-based, person-to-person realtime communications. Ingate's security 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. Ingate's principal shareholders are Intertex Data AB and Bell Net Corp. Ingate Systems AB is located in Stockholm and Link√∂ping, Sweden. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc., is located in Hollis, New Hampshire. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.



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