SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

March 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Ingate Strengthens Security for VoIP, SIP Trunks With New Enhanced Security Software Module, Featuring IDS/IPS

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - VOICECON -- Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com), which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP communications for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, has added another layer of security for SIP-based applications with the Ingate Enhanced Security Module, a new optional software offering for all Ingate Firewall® and Ingate SIParator® products.

The software features an Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS) for SIP, making it possible to detect and protect against attacks based on the protocol. IDS/IPS protects the network against attacks targeting SIP devices on the LAN, such as SIP phones. Ingate Enhanced Security Module works in addition to Ingate's existing security technologies, further strengthening security for VoIP, SIP trunking and other SIP applications.

"VoIP, SIP trunks and all realtime communications applications can be used in a very secure manner if the right security technologies are employed," said Olle Westerberg, chief executive officer, Ingate Systems. "Ingate's Enhanced Security Software Module, used in conjunction with the award-winning SIP proxy technology built into our Ingate Firewalls and SIParators, delivers maximum protection for enterprises using SIP-based realtime communications. There is no more complete security solution on the market today."

Maximum VoIP Security

In addition to IDS/IPS, Ingate Enhanced Security Module incorporates the ability to encrypt all realtime communications which makes it almost impossible for eavesdroppers to retrieve the original media or signaling streams from the encrypted streams:

--  Support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) which encrypts the
    signaling.
    
--  Support for Secure Realtime Transport Protocol (SRTP).  SRTP provides
    a high level of security for live data with advanced encryption,
    confidentiality, message authentication and replay protection.  When
    combined with TLS, it further shields users from eavesdroppers, hackers and
    spoofers.
    

The Enhanced Security module works hand-in-hand with Ingate's full SIP proxy technology, which provides an unprecedented level of control over the flow of SIP traffic and the enterprise network. This control offers tremendous advantages with regard to security.

Availability

Ingate Enhanced Security Software Module is available now for all Ingate Firewalls and SIParators.

For more information, please visit Ingate Systems at VoiceCon Orlando 2008 in the ShoreTel booth #717.

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