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Ingate VoIP Survival - Full Redundancy CPE for Hosted VoIP

Validated by BroadSoft as a Customer Premises Backup Enhancement to BroadWorks

VoiceCon, Florida, February 7 - Ingate® Systems www.ingate.com, whose award-winning security products enable enterprises to solve the problem of letting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) traverse their firewalls, announces Ingate VoIP Survival, an application module for hosted VoIP communications services that secures full redundancy in a SIP-based Hosted PBX or IP Centrex environment all the way out to the customer premise.

Ingate VoIP Survival, which can be used with any hosted VoIP service, has been validated by BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, to serve as a customer premise backup to enhance the reliability and availability of the BroadWorks VoIP application platform.

In the hosted environment, Ingate VoIP Survival ensures continued communications service even if the hosted server goes offline due to connection failure or malfunction. This increased availability means that unnecessary downtime is minimized.

"Ingate VoIP Survival is suitable for any enterprise using a Hosted PBX platform looking to maintain the highest reliability and availability for their network," said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems."We are proud to deliver this functionality to BroadWorks as part of their interoperability validation program, our first implementation of the product."

Reliable, Hosted VoIP with CPE Redundancy

A hosted communication platform offers many advantages to enterprises adopting VoIP. However, there are occasions when it is desirable to have a redundant capability at the customer premise. Should a network outage occur, Ingate VoIP Survival offers continuous, uninterrupted availability of mission-critical VoIP service.

"Ingate VoIP Survival offers the benefits of traditional outsourcing while securing the availability of one of the most mission-critical applications for businesses today. In addition, VoIP Survival maintains vital perimeter control and security at the enterprise. Combined, these functionalities minimize risk and encourage enterprises to move to VoIP to gain the cost and productivity benefits of hosted voice communications," said Scott Wharton, vice president of marketing for BroadSoft.

Ingate VoIP Survival Module

In a Hosted PBX environment, the server situated in the service provider.s core network is in constant contact with . and dynamically sending data to . the Ingate Firewall® or Ingate SIParator® situated on the company LAN. The intelligence built into the hosted solution is automatically transferred to the local side, including settings and registrations. The Ingate CPE keeps track of updates and stores a mirror image of user settings.

In the event that contact with the hosted server is lost, the Ingate CPE will automatically detect the failure and make use of stored settings to ensure that communication methods are maintained. By using the mirror image of user settings, local calls within the domain are handled by the CPE. Any calls made to the outside will automatically be routed towards the SIP/PSTN gateway, given that there is SIP/PSTN gateway on the LAN. The CPE will automatically detect when the communication link is restored.

Ingate VoIP Survival is available now for all Ingate Firewall and SIParator products.

About Ingate® Systems

A world leader in next generation firewall technology, Ingate® Systems produces and sells the world's only fully SIP-capable enterprise firewalls and the Ingate SIParator®, a device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable the traversal of SIP communications and three-time winner of Internet Telephony magazine's Product of the Year Award. Ingate Firewalls solve the NAT traversal issues inherent in using SIP, and address the growing need for SIP-capable firewalls among enterprise users. Ingate Systems has a long history of developing secure communications technology and today offers enterprises unprecedented value and ability to develop SIP-based, person-to-person realtime communications. Ingate's security 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's principal shareholders are Intertex Data AB and Bell Net Corp. Ingate Systems AB is located in Stockholm and Linköping, Sweden.Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc., is located in Hollis, New Hampshire. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.

For more information, please contact:

Johan Terve, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Ingate Systems AB
+46-70 202 53 00

Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager, Ingate Systems
(917) 414-9262

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