January 24, 2007 15:12 ET

Eyeball Releases First Comprehensive VoIP Call Completion Solution; Announces License Agreement With Nokia

New software guarantees 100% VoIP Call Completion

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 24, 2007) - (Internet Telephony Expo) - Eyeball, the VoIP Call Completion™ company, today released AnyFirewall™ Engine, a software module that ensures 100% Call Completion for VoIP phones, services and applications worldwide.

The growth of the Internet has created a global shortage of Internet real estate or IP addresses. Internet service providers, enterprises and home routers bypass this problem by using Network Address Translation (NAT) to hide many private addresses behind one single public address, which increasingly interferes with VoIP calls.

According to Business Week magazine, 3.1% of all VoIP calls fail. In comparison, the call failure rate for traditional telephone services is less than 0.01%. AnyFirewall Engine enables VoIP phones and applications to get through firewalls and resolve NAT challenges, ensuring that every call gets completed.

"Until now, firewall and NAT traversal has been the biggest obstacle to VoIP adoption," says Chris Piche, Eyeball CEO. "Eyeball has pioneered VoIP call completion since 2001 and we are delighted to make our innovation available to industry partners worldwide through the release of AnyFirewall Engine."

Eyeball also announced an agreement to license the AnyFirewall Technology into Nokia's smartphone infrastructure. "Nokia is one of the leading smartphone companies in the world and we are excited to contribute our Call Completion technology to Nokia's infrastructure," adds Piche.

As more and more customers demand Internet connectivity features in WiFi phones, firewall and NAT traversal is fast becoming an industry issue for mobile users. Roberto Loiola, Vice President of Marketing & Sales Networks at Nokia, says, "Nokia is embracing the vision of telecommunications that IP is making possible."

AnyFirewall Engine is available now for licensing and deployment.

About Eyeball

Eyeball (www.eyeball.com) is a dedicated team of Call Completion experts with a single focus; setting the global standard in VoIP Call Completion. Companies that have endorsed this vision include: Nokia, Swisscom, Fujifilm, Slovenia Telecom, @nifty, True Corporation, and more than 100 other VoIP service providers, application developers, and device makers on five continents. Today, more than 19 million subscribers with over 10 billion VoIP call minutes use Eyeball's AnyFirewall Technology to guarantee VoIP Call Completion.

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