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SecureServ appointed Australia & New Zealand distributor for Ingate Systems
- 01 February, 2006 16:08
<p>Award-winning products complement existing portfolio of managed security products and services</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – February 1, 2006. Vic Whiteley, General Manager of security technology and services distributor, SecureServ Pty Ltd, has announced that the company has formed a strategic partner alliance becoming the Australia and New Zealand distributor of the complete family of products from award-winning Ingate Systems.</p>
<p>Headquartered in Sweden, Ingate Systems develops firewall technology and products that enable Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based live communication for the enterprise, while maintaining control and security at the network edge.
Ingate has the world’s first SIP-capable enterprise firewalls and the Ingate SIParator, which is a device that attaches to an existing firewall to make it instantly SIP-capable, resulting in a major preservation of firewall investment.
This makes Ingate the only choice for enterprises planning to use SIP-based communications such as presence, instant messaging, audio/video conferencing and VoIP.
Johan Terve, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, of Ingate Systems said: "Live SIP-based communications are expected to create the next major wave of Internet usage, after e-mail and the Web. With our technology, business of all sizes can control and secure the enterprise network and reap the benefits of VoIP, instant messaging and a host of person-to-person communications based on SIP, today's standard protocol for IP real-time communications. Close co-operation with our business partners has been strategically important to our success and we are pleased to appoint SecureServ to establish and grow Ingate's sales network and customer service in Australia and New Zealand."
“SecureServ will be distributing the complete family of Ingate products,” said Vic Whiteley. “This includes the Remote SIP Connectivity software module for the Ingate SIParator 45 which, last month, earned the prestigious 2005 Product of the Year Award from US-based Internet Telephony magazine. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Ingate SIParator has been honoured with the Award. Ingate also was named one of the Top 50 Technology Innovators of 2005 by another US publication, IT Week, e-magazine.
“We are committed to providing a range of security products and services to a network of Security Partners and their customers with a high level of service delivery and competitive pricing,” said Mr Whiteley.
“Ingate products represent the very best in SIP and Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal technologies. We are delighted to represent their world-class next-generation firewall technology and products which complement our existing portfolio of leading-edge security products and managed services.”
Ingate firewalls and the Ingate SIParator are compatible with all existing networks, come standard with a SIP proxy and a SIP registrar, support NAT and Port Address Translation (PAT) and have Transport Layer Security (TLS) support for encrypted SIP signalling. This means instant messages are automatically encrypted, eliminating the security issue most commonly associated with using enterprise instant messaging.
Ingate Firewalls and the Ingate SIParator come in a range of sizes to meet enterprise needs from home office to large enterprise, and have been cited by users and media for ease of use. VPN is included in all firewalls and the Ingate SIParator.
Vic Whiteley is available for interviews. Please contact him at Tel: 02 9844 5429
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<p>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 inherent in SIP communications. In addition to an extensive line of Ingate Firewalls, 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. Ingate Systems AB is headquartered in Sweden. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc is located in Hollis, New Hampshire, with a US technology centre in Frisco, Texas. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com</p>
SecureServ Pty Ltd is a security technology and services distributor operating under a two-tier channel model to provide security products and services to resellers and service providers and their customers at a high level of service delivery with a competitive price. It represents products from Strategic Alliance partner, ServGate Inc, a world leader in the fast-growing Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance market and AscenVision Technology, a leading provider of highly reliable and efficient network appliances to improve network management, security and performance</p>
<p>SecureServ’s portfolio of products is offered to the channel bundled with Installation and Managed Firewall Services, to deliver a fully value-added security solution. For more information, visit www.secureserv.com.au</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Vic Whiteley, General Manager
SecureServ Pty Limited
Tel: 02 9844 5429 Mobile: 0418 146 463
<p>Maggie McPhillips Jacka
JackaMac Pty Limited
Tel: 02 9979 3151 Mobile: 0414 956 631