SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

May 03, 2005 13:24 ET

Ingate Systems Earns 3Com Enterprise Voice Over Internet Protocol Certification

Ingate to Showcase Firewalls and SIParators at 3Com's N+I Booth

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2005 -- NETWORLD+INTEROP -- Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com), whose award-winning security products enable enterprises to help solve the problem of letting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) traverse their firewalls, today announced it has achieved "3Com Approved" status in the 3Com Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Solution Provider Program (VSPP).

The "3Com Approved" status is awarded only to those companies whose products have been installed and rigorously tested by 3Com and found to successfully interoperate with 3Com's® secure, converged networking products.

Ingate's debut in the 3Com VSPP program will be showcased at the 3Com booth (#1725) at Networld+Interop 2005. Demos with Ingate Firewall® and award-winning Ingate SIParator® products will be held at the 3Com booth highlighting the products' unique functionalities and interoperability.

Ingate's SIP-enabling Firewalls and SIParators help solve the Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal issues inherent in SIP communications. In addition to near-end NAT traversal, Ingate offers Remote SIP Connectivity, a far-end NAT traversal solution that extends the SIP capabilities of the corporate network to remote workers. Remote SIP Connectivity enhances the mobility of employees significantly by enabling the use of corporate VoIP, IM, etc. from a hotel room, satellite office or even broadband-equipped airplane -- as long as an Internet connection is available.

"The remote worker is playing an increasingly important role in today's businesses. Ingate's Firewalls and SIParators extend the productivity benefits of IP communications to this growing population, and are unique in the way they deliver this functionality within the enterprise firewall itself while maintaining superior control and security at the enterprise network edge," said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. "Interoperability with the world's leading enterprise vendors has always been a priority for Ingate. We are proud to be a '3Com Approved' solution, as it demonstrates our commitment to total interoperability and in bringing SIP-based mobility solutions to the enterprise."

"We are delighted that Ingate Systems is part of the 3Com VSPP program," said Pat Rudolph, 3Com vice president of technology. "Ingate's technology dovetails nicely with our open standards architecture approach, to provide enterprises with easy-to-install and easy-to-maintain secure, converged networking solutions."

About 3Com IP Telephony

3Com has been a major contributor to the convergence industry since the introduction in 1998 of the world's first IP-PBX, the 3Com NBX® system. The company developed an architecture for a distributed softswitch for AT&T and brought the first commercially deployed carrier softswitch to market in 1999. The 3Com VCX™ IP Telephony module was first introduced in 2003 for large enterprises. For further information, please visit www.3com.com/voip.

About 3Com Corporation

3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. When customers exercise choice, their choice is 3Com. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.

About Ingate® Systems

A world leader in next-generation firewall technology, Ingate® Systems produces and sells the world's only fully SIP-capable enterprise firewalls and the Ingate SIParator®, a device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable the traversal of SIP communications and three-time winner of Internet Telephony magazine's Product of the Year Award. Ingate Firewalls help solve the NAT traversal issues inherent in using SIP, and address the growing need for SIP-capable firewalls among enterprise users. Ingate Systems has a long history of developing secure communications technology and today offers enterprises unprecedented value and ability to develop SIP-based, person-to-person realtime communications. Ingate's security 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. Ingate's principal shareholders are Intertex Data AB and Bell Net Corp. Ingate Systems AB is located in Stockholm and Linköping, Sweden. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc., is located in Hollis, New Hampshire. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.

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