SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

June 12, 2007 06:00 ET

Ingate® Systems Named a Bandwidth.com SIP Trunking Certified Vendor

Seamless Interoperability Between Ingate Firewalls, SIParators and Bandwidth.com SIP Trunking Service

HOLLIS, NH--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com), which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, announces that Ingate Firewalls and SIParators have demonstrated full interoperability with SIP trunking service from Bandwidth.com (www.bandwidth.com), a complete business communications provider offering advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP), Internet Services and Managed Network Services to small and medium businesses.

Ingate's award-winning Ingate Firewall® and Ingate SIParator® products make it possible for enterprises to connect their IP-PBX to the Bandwidth.com SIP trunking service by solving the Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal issues with the SIP protocol -- while maintaining the security and integrity of the network. Ingate products also boast advanced routing capabilities that enable SIP trunking connections with unparalleled ease and flexibility.

Additionally, Ingate's SIP Trunking Startup Tool, a feature included with every Ingate Firewall and SIParator, automatically configures a user's Ingate device to work with the Bandwidth.com SIP trunking service. The installation tool is preconfigured to handle most IP-PBXs on the market. With the push of a button, the installation tool will automatically create a SIP trunk designed to the individual user's setup in a matter of minutes.

"Interoperability with industry leaders such as Bandwidth.com speeds deployments and simplifies installations," said Steven Johnson, President, Ingate Systems. "With Bandwidth.com service and an Ingate Firewall or SIParator, customers know they are getting a complete solution that provides the critical NAT traversal functionality and maximum security necessary for enterprise SIP trunk deployments."

SIP trunks rapidly reduce costs by eliminating the need for an enterprise PSTN gateway, unused BRI/PRI capacity, expensive underutilized phone lines/trunks at remote offices, and by providing PSTN termination in the local area. Instead, SIP trunks create a redundant network that allows businesses to save money by consolidating their voice and data over a single IP circuit -- maximizing its usage by utilizing unused bandwidth. Further savings are realized by eliminating the cost and maintenance of cumbersome, expensive traditional digital/analog lines and equipment.

"The combination of Bandwidth.com SIP Trunking and Ingate Firewalls or SIParators provides customers with a certified, simple, all-in-one solution for all IP-PBX systems," said Nathan Cameron, VP of Sales, Bandwidth.com. "Ingate's technology translates the numerous variations of SIP from the leading IP-PBX manufacturers to a carrier grade signal. We look forward to enabling our IP-PBX partners, VARs and the SMB community to enjoy the benefits of our SIP Trunking product with Ingate's dynamic solution."

About Bandwidth.com

Founded in 1999, Bandwidth is a complete nationwide communications provider offering businesses advanced Internet, VoIP, network and wireless services. As a single source provider for businesses telecom needs, Bandwidth provides its customers with unparalleled selection, savings and service. The company's unique methodology, experienced team and dedicated customer service, ensures accountability and service superior to that of traditional Internet and VoIP providers. Bandwidth.com has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies, ranking 16th in the 2006 Inc 500 list. In addition the Triangle Business Journal has recognized the company as one of the Best Places to work in North Carolina's Research Triangle. For more information, visit http://www.bandwidth.com.

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, with a U.S. technology center in Frisco, Texas. 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

    For Bandwidth.com
    Kristin Conforti
    Dukas Public Relations
    Email Contact
    (516) 320-6839