SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

June 27, 2005 12:31 ET

Ingate Systems Now Rated 'Avaya Compliant'

Ingate Firewalls, SIParators and Application Solutions Demonstrate Compatibility With Key Avaya IP Telephony Solutions

Products Enable SIP-Based Communication Through Firewalls While Maintaining Superior Control and Security at the Enterprise Network Edge

HOLLIS, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com), whose award-winning security products enable Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) communications to traverse enterprise firewalls, today announced that its Firewalls, SIParators and application modules for remote connectivity and VoIP survival are compliant with key Internet Protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

Ingate Firewall® and Ingate SIParator® products provide an elegant and cost-effective solution for SIP-enabling an enterprise. These products 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. Ingate products also solve the Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal issues inherent in SIP communications. Since NAT hides private IP addresses from the public Internet, Ingate's products enable seamless connectivity by matching SIP communications originating from outside a company with the appropriate internal IP address.

In addition to resolving these near-end NAT traversal issues, Ingate offers Remote SIP Connectivity, a far-end NAT traversal solution that extends the SIP capabilities of a corporate network to remote workers. Remote SIP Connectivity significantly enhances the mobility of employees by enabling the use of corporate IP telephony applications, instant messaging and other communication services from most any location outside the local area network (LAN).

Ingate's VoIP Survival application module offers full redundancy in a SIP-based hosted PBX environment and ensures continued communications service even if the host server goes offline. This increased availability minimizes unnecessary downtime.

All Ingate products have been compliance tested by Avaya for compatibility with the Avaya Converged Communication Server, an application that enables SIP services, and with the Avaya Communication Manager software.

"Ingate products offer businesses a proven solution for SIP-enabling the enterprise network," said Steve Johnson, president, Ingate Systems. "The level of security and control we deliver through Ingate technology is unmatched in the industry. We are proud to be rated 'Avaya compliant,' as innovations based on open, standards-based platforms help our customers incorporate new technology easily and cost-effectively."

Ingate Systems is a member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program -- an initiative to serve customer needs by developing, marketing and selling innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology. As a member of the program, Ingate is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There, a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-breed capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure -- speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

"By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies who are members of our DeveloperConnection program, Avaya promotes interoperable solutions that are easier and more cost-effective for companies to implement," said Eric Rossman, Director, Avaya DeveloperConnection Program. "That means we're expanding the options businesses have for solving their most complex challenges and are helping them derive greater value from their communication infrastructure."

About Avaya

Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications -- and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services -- Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information, visit the Avaya website: www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program, visit www.devconnectprogram.com.

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 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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