SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

January 23, 2008 08:00 ET

Iwatsu Voice Networks Expands Partner Program With Ingate SIParator®

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO - Iwatsu Voice Networks expanded its Valued Integrated Partner program (VIP) with the addition of two new partners, Ingate® Systems and TeleDirect. Iwatsu's VIP program is designed to offer products and services that provide value-add to the Enterprise Communications Server (ECS), Iwatsu's flagship call processing solution for small to medium-sized businesses.

Ingate will add its award-winning Ingate SIParator® line of products to the Iwatsu VIP program. The Ingate SIParator is a device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable the traversal of realtime SIP-based communications by solving the Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal issues with the protocol, while maintaining the security and integrity of the enterprise network.

Ingate SIParators also provide Iwatsu's Enterprise Communications Server access to a wide range of SIP trunk options. SIP trunking is a new application offered by many service providers 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.

Steven Johnson, President, Ingate Systems, stated, "We are very excited to be partnering with Iwatsu and its channel partners with Ingate's award-winning SIParator products. Ingate's solutions complement the Iwatsu ECS perfectly and will enable Iwatsu's customers to take advantage of the many benefits offered with the adoption of SIP trunking in the enterprise."

"The addition of the SIParator to our product line will greatly enhance our VIP program," said Don Gant, VP Channel Marketing and Business Development at Iwatsu. "Ingate brings best-in-class technology that will provide the ECS and ultimately our customers with value enhancing options that will help to improve their business."

Please visit Iwatsu Networks at booth 617 and Ingate Systems in room B114/115 at the INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO 2008 to learn more.

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.

About Iwatsu Voice Networks

Iwatsu Voice Networks (IVN) provides leading edge business communications solutions to small and medium-sized business (SMB). The Iwatsu Enterprise Suite provides cost effective call processing, unified communications, speech recognition, call reporting, in-building wireless, campus networking and text-to-speech applications that are typically used by Fortune 1000 companies. IVN is a subsidiary company of Tokyo-based Iwatsu Electric, a 70-year industry leader and pioneer of many firsts in the telecommunications industry, doing business in North America through over 250 authorized business partners. For more information, contact IVN at 972-929-0242 or (800) 866-6342 or visit www.iwatsu.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Teddy Mahan
    Iwatsu Voice Networks
    972-929-0242
    Email Contact

    Hillary Call
    Public Relations Manager
    Ingate Systems
    (917) 414-9262
    SIP and email: Email Contact