SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) - Following rigorous testing and intensive validation at several customer sites 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, has become a certified member of the Aastra Approval Partner Program (A2P2). This certification enables Ingate's customers to benefit from having Ingate products integrated with communications solutions from Aastra, a global leader at the forefront of the enterprise communications market.
As an Aastra technology partner, Ingate is qualified to integrate and support its Ingate SIParator® E-SBC with the Aastra MX-ONE® and Aastra 700 multimedia communication platforms. The official partnership ensures that customers can be safe in the knowledge they are purchasing a reliable, validated and fully supported solution.
The SIParator provides a secure solution for bringing SIP into the network. With an Ingate SIParator at the corporate site, users outside the network (at satellite offices, hotels etc.) can use the wide array of Unified Communications applications available with the Aastra MX-ONE and Aastra 700, providing an ideal solution for remote workers.
Additionally, the SIParator enables teleworker clients to be integrated extensions in the MX-ONE or Aastra 700, allowing remote workers, who may be using a variety of SIP devices, such as Aastra BluStar™ 8000i media phone, BluStar clients for PC, BluStar apps for iPhone or iPad or the Aastra 6700i SIP phones to use the multimedia communication platform's capabilities.
The Aastra MX-ONE is a highly scalable SIP-based multimedia collaboration solution with a complete range of UCC applications and end-points for medium-to-large enterprises. The Aastra 700 is a compact prepackaged version of the MX-ONE, addressing the SME space. The SIParator solves interoperability issues between the SIP devices and these communication servers, enabling them to interoperate in mixed environments adapting to all interpretations of SIP.
"Enabling teleworkers to use the corporate VoIP, video, and all Unified and Collaborative Communications (UCC) applications from their home office, while on the road etc., is a tremendous competitive advantage," said Martin Feuk, General Manager, Ingate Systems. "Ingate's E-SBCs are competitively priced and come in a wide range of sizes to suit any business."
The Ingate SIParator and Aastra MX-ONE/Aastra 700 offer additional benefits that include:
- Security features that allow control of built-in XML browsers on Aastra SIP phones without VPN
- Support for the BluStar for PC UCC client including voice, video and Instant Messaging
- Ability to integrate remote SIP-DECT base stations into the communication server
- Ability to integrate SIP mobile clients and SIP softphones into the communication server
- Enhanced security against malicious attacks
"The Aastra MX-ONE and Aastra 700 communication servers are designed for multimedia Unified Communications and Collaboration," said Edin Hadzialic, Head of R&D MX-ONE and Aastra 700 at Aastra. "As a certified member of the Aastra Approval Partner Program, we know that Ingate Systems can fulfill the high standards which we require, matching the high quality of our products. Ingate will ensure the SIParator integrates seamlessly with Aastra and that all functions are supported."
The Ingate SIParator is available as a hardware solution as well as software solution that can be installed on your own server or used as a virtualized application.
About Aastra Technologies
Aastra is entirely dedicated to enterprise communications and offers one of the most complete portfolios of unified communications solutions individually tailored to satisfy its customers' requirements. These range from feature-rich call managers for small and medium businesses to highly scalable ones for large enterprises. Aastra's portfolio also includes integrated mobility, multimedia contact centre, high definition video conferencing solutions and a wide selection of terminals. For further information on Aastra, visit www.Aastra.com.
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 products are used by retail companies, financial institutions, industrial firms, government agencies and small-to-large enterprises throughout Europe, Asia and North America. For more information visit www.ingate.com.