INGATE SYSTEMS SPINS OFF FROM CENDIO AND INTERTEX
New Company Will Combine Cendio's Firewall with
Intertex's SIP to Develop World's First SIP-Capable Firewalls
Stockholm, Sweden, June 1, 2001 - Cendio Systems AB and Intertex Data AB today
announced that the entire Network Security Products department from Cendio Systems
will become a new company, Ingate Systems AB. All contracts and other obligations
concerning the Fuego Firewall will be transferred from Cendio to Ingate.
The newly formed Ingate Systems will concentrate on the development and marketing of
network security products, focusing on IP telephony based on the SIP standard.
Ingate will develop two product lines: SIP-capable Ingate Firewalls and Ingate
SIParators, which will SIP-enable existing network firewalls. Ingate products
will combine the proven firewall technology of Cendio Systems - evolving the
Ingate Firewall® Series from the Fuego Firewall - with the successful SIP
technology of Intertex Data.
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is the standardized Internet protocol for IP
telephony, presence, instant messaging and audio/video conferencing. However, its
rapid establishment and expansion has been limited by SIP not traversing current
firewalls. Ingate products will remedy this restriction, allowing interoperable
SIP-based communication on secure private LANs for the first time.
Ingate's target market is small to midsized enterprises in North America and
Scandinavia. Sthefan Dahl will be the president of Ingate Systems. Ingate will be
headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with all development and technical operations
remaining in Linköping, Sweden. An office in the United States will be opened
later in the year.
About Ingate Systems
Ingate Systems will develop and market cost effective, reliable and easy to use
enterprise firewalls with focus on SIP-functionality. The product range will include
several models and accessories that enable enterprises to enjoy the benefits of
SIP-based global communications from a secure private LAN.
Based in Stockholm, Sweden with a technology center in Linköping, Sweden, Ingate
is a joint venture between Intertex Data AB and Cendio Systems AB. For more
information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.
About Cendio Systems
Cendio Systems, the leading Linux company in Sweden, is developing and marketing
systems solutions and embedded systems. The company was founded in 1992. All
solutions are based on Open Source Software.
In order to offer the best hardware, Cendio has formed partnerships with IBM, Compaq
and others. Among Cendio's customers is Luftfartsverket (Swedish Civil Aviation
Administration). Cendio Systems participated in developing the new national Speaking
Clock in Sweden. Cendio also develops Linux solutions with Ericsson and Nokia.
About Intertex Data
Intertex Data AB was founded in 1982. The company works in the front line of
communication and security technology and is currently focusing on the development
of modems and smart card readers.
In Sweden, Intertex's home market, Intertex and US Robotics lead the modem market
and have an approximately equal market share. The products are sold both under the
Intertex name and under OEM customers’ own brand names. Being a small company,
Intertex moves fast and work closely with customers and partners.