SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

March 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Ingate® Systems Selected by Westcon to Join Portfolio of Enterprise Solutions

Ingate Firewalls, SIParators Added to Westcon's Offerings in CollaborationPoint OpenSource Program

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - March 18, 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, announces that it has been selected by Westcon, the world's leading specialty distributor of advanced network technology solutions, to add its award-winning Ingate Firewall®, Ingate SIParator® and broad range of security solutions for SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to the Westcon portfolio of enterprise offerings, including Westcon's new Open Source ecosystem of products.

Ingate will be participating in Westcon Group's CollaborationPoint OpenSource program, a targeted solutions program that helps resellers deliver business-class, open source communication solutions to their end-user communities. Westcon Group, Inc. is a multi-national specialty distributor of networking, security, mobility and convergence products for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom.

Ingate's security edge devices allow businesses to use VoIP and all other forms of SIP communication by solving the Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal issues with the protocol, while maintaining the security and integrity of the enterprise network. They are fully interoperable with the Digium/Asterisk PBX, the world's leading open source PBX, telephony engine and applications toolkit. They also work seamlessly with other leading IP-PBXs, including all of Westcon's Foundation Vendors, and Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs), to SIP-enable the enterprise network.

"Ingate's interoperability with most major IP-PBXs makes them an extremely flexible solution for SIP-enabling the enterprise in any environment, including open source. Ingate's portfolio of products and their participation in our CollaborationPoint OpenSource program is a very positive development in broadening our offering to customers," said Dan Pirro, group commercial sales manager, Westcon Group, Inc.

Ingate products also enable enterprise adoption of SIP trunking, a new application offered by many service providers that rapidly reduces costs by eliminating the need for an enterprise PSTN gateway, unused BRI/PRI capacity, expensive and underutilized phone lines or trunks at remote offices, and by providing PSTN termination in the local area.

Ingate Firewalls and SIParators also support remote users. With Ingate Remote SIP Connectivity software module, mobile workers can utilize the corporate IP-PBX from any location as if they were in the office. In addition, Ingate's SIP-based security technology provides the highest level of security for all realtime applications based on SIP (SIP trunks, VoIP, IM, video etc.).

"Ingate Firewalls and SIParators provide an easy, elegant solution for SIP-enabling enterprises, allowing businesses to leverage the wealth of SIP-based applications available now and in the future. They also provide the high level of security -- for both data traffic and SIP communications such as VoIP -- necessary for enterprises," said Steven Johnson, president, Ingate Systems. "We are proud to have been selected by Westcon to add our unique SIP-based edge devices to their product portfolio."

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

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit www.westcongroup.com.

About Ingate® Systems

Ingate® Systems develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP communications 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