SOURCE: Paranet Solutions

Paranet Solutions

February 24, 2009 14:05 ET

Paranet and Sipera Systems Partner on Unified Communications Security Solutions

Sipera Products and Services Bring New Tools for Securing VoIP and Unified Communications

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Paranet Solutions, LLC, a leading global provider of Data Center, Network Infrastructure and Enterprise Services and Solutions, and Sipera Systems, the leader in real-time Unified Communications (UC) security, mobile and multimedia communications, today announced the formation of a joint sales and marketing partnership. Paranet will offer the complete suite of Sipera security products that protect, control and manage real-time VoIP and UC as part of the Paranet Security Solutions Suite.

The partnership enables Paranet to integrate Sipera appliances into its total services and solutions offering. Paranet can provide a whole new level of security solutions that will identify and mitigate emerging threats to the operations of Unified Communications deployments that include voice, data and video communications. The partnership also will enable Paranet and Sipera's VIPER Lab to collaborate on Vulnerability Assessment offerings to help enterprises assess, verify and improve their security practices around VoIP and UC.

The partnership demonstrates Paranet's leadership in VoIP security solutions and further recognizes Sipera's reputation as a pioneer in comprehensive new products for threat detection and protection.

"As a leading IT solutions provider, it is critical that we offer our customers continuously evolving enhancements in securing their VoIP/Unified Communication as part of their overall protection program," said Alan Bratton, CEO of Paranet. "We can now provide our customers a comprehensive VoIP/Unified Communications solution, complete with the tools to protect against potential risks like Denial of Service, network eavesdropping and call manipulation."

The Sipera UC security appliances support VoIP VPN capabilities for encrypted signaling, encrypted media, strong two-factor authentication, and VoIP Firewall/SBC functionality to enable enterprises to solve firewall/NAT issues and apply granular UC policies based upon network, user, device and time of day. The Sipera solutions offer Intrusion Prevention and Anti-spam functionality that intelligently analyzes every unified communications session to proactively monitor and detect anomalies. This ensures network and user protection from attacks, misuse and service abuse including DoS/DDoS floods, fuzzing, stealth and VoIP spam, in real-time.

"For today's enterprises, Unified Communications holds the promise to unlock new, highly efficient modes of interaction with clients, partners, the supply chain and an extended workforce. But to achieve these benefits, enterprises must ensure the privacy, integrity and availability of these communications, and Sipera offers production-proven solutions that enable enterprises to rapidly and securely roll out Unified Communications," said Andy Asava, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Sipera. "We are delighted to partner with Paranet, which has a stellar reputation as a global leader in providing telephony and Internet security solutions. Together, we will help enterprises realize the powerful benefits of enhanced communications while achieving lower IT infrastructure costs and impressive operational efficiencies."

ABOUT SIPERA SYSTEMS, INC.

Sipera Systems, the leader in real-time UC security, enables enterprises to simplify and confidently deploy their VoIP and unified communications over any network to any device while service providers can protect and quickly offer new IP-based communication services. Backed by the extensive vulnerability research of the Sipera VIPER Lab, the Sipera IPCS™ products provide comprehensive threat protection, policy enforcement, access control, and privacy in a single, real-time appliance. For more information, visit www.sipera.com.

ABOUT PARANET, LLC

Paranet Solutions, LLC, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a leading global provider of business and IT consulting services, specializing in Data Center, Network Infrastructure and Enterprise services and solutions. Serving the information technology needs of Fortune 1000 and Mid-market companies since 1991, we enable our clients to create business value for their organizations, customers and suppliers through our world-class IT solutions and services. Applying extensive experience and proven expertise, along with its proprietary Compass methodology, Paranet Solutions creates fully connected business-driven IT operating environments that are efficient, secure and reliable. Paranet is based in Dallas, Texas with offices in the United States, Europe and South America. To learn more about Paranet Solutions visit www.paranet.com.

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