SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

January 14, 2008 08:00 ET

Scott Beer Joins Ingate as Director of Product Support, North America

HOLLIS, NH--(Marketwire - January 14, 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, has named Scott Beer to the position of Director of Product Support for North America.

Beer will work closely with Ingate customers and partners to oversee engineering and product support in North America. He will also add to Ingate's sales team for the region, spearheading new initiatives with Ingate's U.S. president.

"The North American market for solutions that enable enterprises to adopt VoIP, and for SIP trunking in particular, is growing at a rapid pace," said Steven Johnson, President, Ingate Systems. "Scott has an in-depth knowledge of the industry -- and of Ingate products specifically -- from his previous experience with leading vendors in the IP communications sector. His experience will serve him well in supporting Ingate customers and partners, and driving sales in North America."

In addition to providing sales and engineering support, Beer is responsible for pre- and post-sales support, systems engineering, white papers and deployment guidelines for Ingate products. He also supports partners in seminars, conferences, trade shows and other events to communicate the benefits of Ingate's SIP-enabling security solutions.

Beer boasts more than 12 years of technical experience in emerging technologies within communications and computing businesses, and boasts in-depth knowledge of the SIP protocol, SIP trunking, SIP desktop and SIP-based PBXs. Most recently, Beer served as Senior Systems Engineer at Objectworld Communications, where he championed the SIP trunking implementation with the Objectworld Unified Communications Server, Ingate Systems and leading ITSPs.

Prior to Objectworld, Beer worked as a Senior New Product Introduction Trial Specialist, with a focus in SIP Systems Interoperability, at Mitel. In this position, he was responsible for alpha and beta trials on all SIP products. He also spearheaded SIP protocol interoperability activities for all of Mitel's SIP-based products.

"As an Ingate customer for many years integrating Ingate's award-winning Firewalls and SIParators with a variety of products and solutions, I have a unique perspective on how Ingate products address the needs of the enterprise community," said Beer. "Ingate is a strong player in the SIP communications industry, well known for its creative solutions and commitment to excellence. I am very excited to now be a part of Ingate and look forward to great success."

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.

Contact Information

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