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Ipitomi Adopts Sipera IPCS Solutions to Secure Cisco IP Telephony System


December 05, 2008

Sipera Systems, a provider of real-time Unified Communications (UC) security, has announced today that Ipitomi, a provider of technology and telecoms services operating in the UK and Europe, has adopted Sipera IPCS solutions.

 
This implementation was made in an effort to enable and secure Ipitomi’s state-of-the-art Cisco-based IP Telephony service. The company will also be better positioned to realize maximum uptime of its advanced communications solutions for small office and home worker customers.
 
“Our goal is to meet our customer’s communications needs in the most efficient and reliable manner by adding value, reducing costs and offering a fast and simple way to deploy IP Telephony,” said Karen McCoun, product, development and operations director at Ipitomi, in a Thursday statement.
 
“In addition, we provide the security required through Sipera’s IPCS solutions, which ensure our SoHo customers are protected from VoIP vulnerabilities and attacks at home, in the office and on the road,” added McCoun.

With the Ipitomi SoHo solution, customers are able to connect up to 24 handsets through any Internet connection and securely use the Internet to make and receive phone calls.

This communication solution also offers Single Number Reach that allows one telephone number to simultaneously ring a customer’s landline and alternative phone numbers. This capability further increases worker productivity as it ensures end-users can be contacted regardless of their location.
 
“As companies extend their IP Telephony and UC services beyond the enterprise secure perimeter, they open their networks to potential vulnerabilities including flooding, fuzzing, spoofing, denial of service and spam,” said Paul German, vice president , EMEA sales for Sipera Systems, in the Thursday statement.
 
“Sipera’s security solution gives Ipitomi the ability to enable and secure such solutions and provide its customers with the security assurance, threat protection, policy enforcement, access control and privacy features of the Sipera IPCS whilst using VoIP to access their IP Telephony services; these features ensure that the security risks are mitigated when deploying IP Telephony and other Unified Communications,” German explained.

As companies throughout the world are turning more and more to Unified Communications, networks are being put at risk. It is not the technology advancements themselves that put the company at risk, but rather exploration into social networking, SMS, etc. that puts a company’s network in a more vulnerable state.

By turning to a company such as Sipera, these advanced solutions that promise to deliver significant benefit to the organization can be used without the added risk of outside threats.  

Sipera IPCS products are designed to be comprehensive, real-time UC security solutions. They will simplify and protect Ipitomi’s UC over any network and to any device. These solutions are also backed by the extensive vulnerability research of Sipera VIPER Lab.

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Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for unified communications and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart




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