SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

Ingate Systems AB

October 04, 2010 08:00 ET

Ingate Bundles Free SIP IDS/IPS Security Module With Firewall, SIParator Enterprise Session Border Controllers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  ITEXPO WEST -- Ingate® Systems, a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs) that enable SIP communications such as SIP trunking and Unified Communications beyond the protected enterprise network, announced today that Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS) solutions for SIP are now bundled as a free software module on Ingate Firewall®and Ingate SIParator® products. Firewalls and SIParators already in use can be upgraded for free.

With IP attacks to steal VoIP service a genuine threat, weak passwords still providing an opportunity for malicious activity and the potential for overloading VoIP systems a possibility, IDS/IPS has become a crucial security measure for enterprise deployments of SIP. Ingate is giving its SIP IDS/IPS module to all users of Ingate Firewalls and SIParators to protect against attacks targeting SIP devices, such as IP-PBXs. IDS/IPS works in tandem with Ingate's existing security technologies, further strengthening security for VoIP, SIP trunking, Unified Communications and other SIP applications.

"These days, we are actually seeing attempts to steal or deny IP telephony service. Ingate is happy to continue to provide its customers with the highest level of protection for their LAN and IP-PBX, by making our SIP IDS/IPS module available free of charge to all our customers," said Steven Johnson, President, Ingate Systems. "Used in conjunction with the award-winning SIP proxy technology built into our Ingate Firewalls and SIParators, it delivers maximum protection for enterprises using SIP communications. There is no more complete security solution on the market today."

Maximum VoIP Security
In addition to SIP IDS/IPS, Ingate also offers an optional Enhanced Security software module. Enhanced Security offers the ability to encrypt all SIP communications which makes it impossible for eavesdroppers to retrieve the original media streams or signaling.

The Enhanced Security Software Module includes:

  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) which authenticates communication parties and encrypts the signaling on the public side, even if it is in the clear on the LAN.
  • Secure Realtime Transport Protocol (SRTP), which adds encryption when the voice media streams are transported outside the enterprise LAN. When combined with TLS it further shields users from eavesdroppers, hackers and spoofers.

IDS/IPS is available now as a free software download for all Ingate Firewalls and SIParators. 

For more information visit Ingate at ITEXPO West, October 4-6, 2010 at the SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit -- free to all ITEXPO attendees, in room 403A of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

About Ingate® Systems
Ingate® Systems develops firewall technology to enable global SIP based person-to-person communication, such as IP telephony, presence, Instant Messaging, video conferencing, IP-PBX connections and Unified Communications. With a history in security Ingate offers enterprises, service providers and carriers elegant solutions that make trusted SIP communications possible beyond the LAN. Ingate's award-winning Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs) include the Ingate Firewall®, the Ingate SIParator® and the Intertex IX78 for operator-volume SIP trunking deployments. These products are widely used to connect service provider's SIP trunks to enterprise IP-PBXs and Unified Communication solutions and to allow remote users outside the LAN. Ingate products are used by retail companies, financial institutions, industrial firms, government agencies and small-to-large enterprises throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

A leading educator on SIP trunking, Ingate hosts the SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Seminar Series at the ITEXPO and the Ingate SIP Trunking Community at Both bring together industry visionaries to generate awareness for the benefits of SIP, SIP trunks and Unified Communications.

Ingate Systems AB is headquartered in Stockholm. Sweden. Its U.S. headquarters is located in Hollis, New Hampshire. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit

Contact Information

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