November 10, 2009
Ingate Systems' SIP Trunking Solutions Now Avaya Compliant with Aura
By Amy Tierney
TMCnet Web Editor
Ingate, a developer of firewall technology and products that support unified communications, today announced that the company’s SIParator and SIP Trunking software module are compliant with solutions from Avaya, a provider of business communications applications, systems and services.
With the certification, the company’s SIParator and SIP Trunking software products are now compatible with the Avaya Aura Session Manager 1.1 SIP Trunking, Avaya Aura Communication Manager 5.2 and Avaya Aura SES (News - Alert) 4.2.
SIP trunking is a service Internet telephony service providers offer so businesses can adopt VoIP using their Internet connections. This way, companies can communicate with others who rely on the PSTN, since the enterprise IP-PBX (News - Alert) is connected to the service provider’s PSTN gateways over the Internet.
"Compliance testing offers businesses simplified deployments with proven solutions that work seamlessly together,” Steven Johnson, president, Ingate Systems (News - Alert), said in a statement. “We are proud to be certified as 'Avaya compliant' with the innovative and feature-rich Aura helping customers to utilize IP telephony and Unified Communication beyond the border of the LAN easily and cost-effectively.”
Ingate’s SIParator helps businesses connect IP-PBXs and UC solutions to Internet telephony service providers' SIP trunk offerings rather than conventional PRI trunks. That offers users lower cost and additional features for telephony connection. In addition, the SIParator also lets home workers use the company PBX and allows UC to have a global outreach that stretches beyond the Local Area Network.
The SIParator is an Enterprise Session Border Controller that offers secure adoption of SIP communications, including VoIP and SIP trunking, company officials said. It solves the SIP traversal of firewalls and Network Address Translation. In addition, it can also help far-end NAT traversal extend SIP capabilities within the corporate network to remote users, the company said.
The company’s SIParator features Ingate's firewall SIP proxy architecture, which gives users control over SIP signaling, traffic and network security, Ingate said.
The Avaya (News - Alert) certification showcases the company’s commitment to true interoperability with leading vendors of IP communications technology and solutions, Steven Johnson, president, Ingate Systems, said.
“With this re-certification Ingate continues its long-standing relationship with Avaya and its resellers and can assist in the implementation of SIP with the Avaya Communications Manager and the newly released Aura product family which includes Avaya’s Session Manager,” Johnson told TMCnet. “Compliance testing is a win-win for everyone, as customers can be assured of solutions that work simply and easily together.”
“For Ingate this is another example of our commitment to full interoperability with leaders in the IP communications arena,” Johnson said. “Ingate has always been proud of our work to champion interoperability, which includes ongoing work to conduct interop tests with leaders such as Avaya, working with the SIP Forum (News - Alert) on spreading the word on the benefits of the SIPconnect standard, as well as our development of products that adhere strictly to the SIP standard.”
Ingate is a member of the Avaya DevConnect (News - Alert) program -- an initiative designed to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and boost the value of a company's investment in its network. As a Gold member, Ingate can submit products to test for compatibility and ensure businesses can add offerings to their network more quickly and cost efficiently.
In related news, Ingate recently introduced its IX78 Enterprise Session Border Controller, or E-SBC from sister company Intertex (News - Alert) Data AB. The new security edge device helps service providers launch large-scale SIP trunk services. The device is designed to increase SIP service deployment by solving NAT and firewall traversal problems, as well as interoperability issues service provider and SIP-enabled PBXs experience on the market, company officials said.
Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney