SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

Ingate Systems AB

February 18, 2010 15:04 ET

Ingate Systems Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's Twelfth Annual Product of the Year Award

Ingate SIParator With SIP Test Agent Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) -  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, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has awarded the Ingate SIParator® with software version 4.8, which features a SIP test agent, the 2009 Product of the Year Award.

This is the seventh time Ingate has earned the Product of the Year award from the magazine.

"The SIParator has been proven in installations worldwide as a key component of successful SIP trunk deployments. Combined with the SIP test agent, the SIParator delivers exceptional tools to help ensure VoIP reliability and to help service providers, resellers and end-users quickly diagnose issues so that action can be taken," said Steven Johnson, President, Ingate Systems. 

The Ingate SIParator is an E-SBC that enables SIP communications. Ideal for SIP trunk installations, SIParators enable and accelerate deployments by solving the network address translation (NAT) and firewall traversal problem with SIP, and by resolving interoperability issues. With the SIParator, SIP trunk installations are simplified and can be rolled out quickly, cost-effectively and in a secure manner.

Ingate software version 4.8 features a SIP test agent that offers significant diagnostic capabilities to help identify the location of and isolate any issues with SIP communications. In this manner, version 4.8 provides a significant advantage to service providers, end users and resellers by speeding up the process of diagnosing problems, so a solution can be implemented as soon as possible.

With the SIP test agent, test calls can be manually initiated or scheduled for periodic tests. It also includes an echo server to ensure a successful two-way connection. Additionally, the echo server can determine any length of delay in the network. Since voice is highly susceptible to delay, this enables Ingate's customers to isolate and resolve the issue.

"INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to once again grant Ingate Systems a 2009 Product of the Year Award for their SIParator and 4.8 software version. Ingate has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We're happy to recognize and honor Ingate for their development of IP communications technology. We look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

A complete list of Product of the Year winners is published in the February 2010 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, (www.itmag.com).  

About Ingate(R) 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 rooted in security, Ingate offers enterprises, service providers and carriers elegant solutions that make trusted SIP communications possible beyond the LAN. Among the company's award-winning products are the Ingate Firewall® and Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs) including the Ingate SIParator® and the Intertex IX78 E-SBC for operator volume SIP trunking deployments. These are widely used to connect service providers' SIP trunks to enterprise IP-PBXs and Unified Communication solutions and to allow remote users outside 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.

A leading educator on SIP trunking, Ingate hosts the SIP Trunk Seminar Series at the ITEXPO and the Ingate SIP Trunking Community at http://sip-trunking.tmcnet.com. Both bring together industry visionaries to generate awareness for the benefits of SIP, SIP trunks and Unified Communications.

Ingate Systems AB is headquartered in Stockholm. Sweden. Its U.S. headquarters is located in Hollis, New Hampshire. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine
INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Hillary Call
    Public Relations Manager
    Ingate Systems
    (917) 414-9262
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    Jan Pierret
    Marketing Manager
    TMC
    203-852-6800, ext. 228
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