Niche security distributor, SecureServ, has signed on as the first Australian supplier of SIP-based firewall and communication security products from Swedish vendor, Ingate Systems.
General manager, Vic Whiteley, said the partnership would enhance and complement its existing range of security products.
SecureServ will stock the full Ingate range including firewalls, VPN modules and SIP enabling device.
With the influx of live communications services on the network - such as messaging, video and associated communications software tools - businesses were opening up another avenue for security breaches, he said. The products from Ingate were designed specifically to counter those risks.
"Communication products go beyond VoIP, and use different protocols," he said. "So there is a new need for another level of security."
While the products would suit several of its existing resellers, Whiteley said he hoped to attract a new breed of partners working with network communication services.
He highlighted Microsoft partners who were dealing with the software giant's Live Communication Server products as ideal candidates.
Whiteley said SecureServ would also look at bundling opportunities with other product lines. Its current line-up includes network traffic management vendor, Ascenvision, and security hardware provider, ServGate.
The distributor would hold training information sessions later this month, as well as Web seminars. However, resellers would not need to attain certification.