SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

September 08, 2008 11:27 ET

Ingate Presents "SIP Trunking: Everything You Need to Know" Seminars at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo West 2008

Avaya Co-Sponsors, Leads New Interactive Sessions on SIP Trunk Architecture; Security Tracks, "American Idol" Case Study and a SIP Trunk Boot Camp

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - Educating end users, resellers, distributors and systems integrators about SIP trunking is on the agenda as Ingate® Systems partners with Avaya, TMC, leading IP-PBX vendors, SIP trunking service providers and industry thought leaders to offer "SIP Trunking: Everything You Need to Know" seminars at the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo West 2008.

Free to all ITEXPO attendees, these seminars will provide a comprehensive overview of SIP trunking, and include general information panels and technical insight sessions from both the service provider and enterprise perspectives. In addition to Ingate's leading vendor and service provider partners, speakers from VOIPSA, ENUM/IETF and the SIP Forum will be participating.

"SIP Trunking is the next step in the evolution of enterprise communication, offering enterprises the opportunity to expand the use of SIP to support the protocol's long-term promise of Unified Communications," said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. "These seminars will provide vital information from the perspective of IP-PBX vendors, SIP trunking service providers and other distinguished voices in the industry. We are delighted to have such a strong group of panelists to provide their unique perspectives on SIP trunking."

New this season:

--  Step-by-step, interactive whiteboarding sessions with Avaya to
    illustrate the what, why and how of SIP trunking architecture
--  Two case study seminars -- one featuring a SIP trunk installation
    for "American Idol"'s production company, the other on bundled SIP trunk
    solutions -- to delve deeper into the issues
--  SIP Trunking Boot Camp for "Basic Training" on SIP trunk
    installations, led by Avaya and Ingate
    

"These seminars address a critical need among enterprises for in-depth information on SIP trunks. From sessions on security to hands-on technical training to solving specific installation problems taken from our audience, the SIP Trunk Seminars will have it all," noted Anne L. Coulombe, director, Unified Communications Products and Solutions, Avaya. "We have always found these seminars to be enormously useful for our customers. It's a great opportunity to hear from them and work through their questions and issues in a real-time format."

Security sessions with VOIPSA will discuss VoIP and SIP trunk security. Additionally, a SIPconnect Compliance Workshop, presented by the SIP Forum, will provide an overview of the SIPconnect value proposition, a "Deep Dive" into the SIPconnect technical recommendation, a step-by-step overview of the SIPconnect Compliant Program application process.

Live demonstrations, during which participants will set up a SIP trunk in 20 minutes or less on-site, will also be featured.

Attendees can earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate by participating in the Professional Development Program on the first day of the Show.

Confirmed Speakers include Avaya, BandTel, Bandwidth.com, BroadSoft, Broadvox, Cbeyond, Digium/Asterisk, Iwatsu, Mitel, ShoreTel and Voxitas. Thought leaders from the SIP Forum, VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) and NeuStar/ENUM IETF will also participate.

"Ingate's SIP Trunking seminar series is a unique opportunity for ITEXPO attendees to get a crash course on SIP trunking from the experts," said Rich Tehrani, president and group editor-in-chief, TMCnet. "We are proud to once again work with Ingate Systems, and Avaya, in providing these educational SIP trunking seminars at ITEXPO."

All seminars will be held in room 507 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

SIP Trunking Professional Development Program
9:00am   Introduction to SIP Trunking
10:00am  Live Demo: Setting Up a Secure SIP Trunk in 20 Minutes
11:00am  The Enterprise Infrastructure
1:30pm   The Service Provider Perspective

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

The Mechanics of SIP Trunking: Implementation, Issues, Solutions
8:30am   Case Study: The Benefits of Bundled SIP Trunk Solutions
10:15am  SIP Trunking and Security in an Enterprise Network
11:15am  Live Demo: Setting Up a Secure SIP Trunk in 20 Minutes
1:15pm   Case Study: "American Idol" Gets In Tune with SIP Trunking
3:00pm   SIP Forum SIPconnect Compliance Workshop

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

SIP Trunking Boot Camp
8:30am   SIP Trunk "Basic Training" with Avaya and Ingate

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For more information visit www.ingate.com/SIP_Trunking_seminar.php

Attendees can pre-register at http://www.ingate.com/SIP_Trunking_Registration.php

Free VIP passes can be obtained here: https://www.tmcnet.com/scripts/itexpo/ca08/itfall08reg.aspx?theplan=D&

About Ingate® Systems

Ingate® Systems develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP 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