SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

October 05, 2007 10:22 ET

Ingate and Excel Telecommunications Demonstrate Seamless Interoperability

Speeding Deployments of Excel VoIP Service With Ingate's NAT Traversal, SIP Trunk Solutions

HOLLIS, NH and IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) - 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, and Excel Telecommunications, a leading provider of long distance, data services and other communication services to businesses through resellers and telecommunications dealers worldwide, have demonstrated full interoperability between Ingate Firewalls, SIParators and Excel Voice-over-IP (VoIP), Internet and data communications solutions.

Ingate's award-winning Ingate Firewall® and Ingate SIParator® products make it possible for Excel customers to connect their IP-PBX to the Excel service by solving the Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal issues with the SIP protocol while maintaining the security and integrity of the network. In this manner, Excel users can utilize their corporate VoIP, IM, and other IP-PBX capabilities from any remote location, as long as there is Internet access.

Ingate's solutions also allow Excel customers to utilize SIP trunks. SIP trunks rapidly reduce 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 is proud to be working with leading VoIP provider Excel Telecommunications in offering secure NAT traversal and SIP trunking solutions for Excel's global customer base," said Steven Johnson, President, Ingate Systems. "With Ingate's technology, Excel can offer its business customers and resellers one-stop shopping for VoIP, remote connectivity and SIP trunking solutions."

Excel Telecommunications is a nationwide independent provider of next-generation and traditional communication products focused on providing the best product and service experience to its resellers and other distribution partners. Designed with businesses in mind, Excel Telecommunications offers exceptional service with their "all-inclusive" IP Value Bundles engineered to meet your communication needs. Excel provides overall quality of service by integrating high-speed T-1 Internet access, local and long distance voice services and toll-free numbers, among other services.

The foundation of Excel's services is the company's high-capacity global network, offering extensive reach and maximum reliability. With this Feature Group D, facilities-based network, Excel is able to originate traffic just about anywhere in the country -- a key differentiator among many wholesale carriers. The company also currently owns and operates switching facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Sacramento and Seattle and has interconnection agreements with more than 300 carriers nationwide.

"Providing all-in-one solutions will increase the speed and ease of deployments," said James Cashiola, CEO, Excel Telecommunications. "We are delighted to be working with Ingate, the industry leader for NAT traversal, security and SIP trunking technology."

About Excel Telecommunications

The new Excel Telecommunications is a leading provider of long distance, data services and other communication services to businesses through resellers and telecommunications dealers throughout the country. Through its acquisition of the assets of VarTec Telecom and its subsidiary VarTec Solutions (formerly known as eMeritus Communications), and by leveraging the former Excel assets and its brand, the company is a leader of communications technology in the U.S. Excel is well-positioned to execute its plan to be the United States' largest independent provider of telecommunications services by creating business relationships and strategic alliances that generate greater profitability for the company's distribution partners in the communications services market.

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 inherent in 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, with a U.S. technology center in Frisco, Texas. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Hillary Call
    Public Relations Manager
    Ingate Systems
    (917) 414-9262
    SIP and email: Email Contact

    Chad Grosser
    Excel Telecommunications
    (972) 910-1755
    Email Contact