Ingate MEDIAtor Expands Microsoft LCS Capabilities Beyond IM
for Remote Users
Solution for Enterprises with Microsoft Access Proxy
VON EUROPE SPRING, STOCKHOLM -- May 15, 2006-
Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com), which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, launches the MEDIAtor, a configuration of the Ingate SIParator® that enables companies using a Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS) Access Proxy to support media traversal for Federated and Remote users.
Ingate MEDIAtor, in combination with the Ingate Remote SIP Connectivity software module, extends the use of all Live Communications functions like Internet telephony, video, etc. even for those enterprises using an Access Proxy to outside the company or Local Area Network (LAN). Now branch offices or even remote employees working from home, on the road can leverage the productivity-enhancing benefits of SIP-based communications from any location, as long as there’s access to the Internet.
Currently, LCS-enabled networks that incorporate an access proxy are unable to use voice (VoIP), video or any of the wide array of IP-based applications other than IM and presence when communicating outside the company. This is because the Access Proxy handles SIP signaling and authentication only – not media. As a result, an Access Proxy can only handle IM and presence.
For those LCS networks without an Access Proxy, the Ingate SIParator with Ingate Remote SIP Connectivity software module extends the full capabilities of IP communications (voice, etc.) to users outside the company.
“This is yet another way Ingate adds value to Microsoft LCS,” said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. “Now, regardless of whether an Access Proxy is present on the network, remote users, satellite offices etc. can leverage all of the capabilities of SIP-based communications, including voice, using either Ingate MEDIAtor or an award-winning Ingate SIParator with Remote SIP Connectivity.”
Also included in the new software is call admission control in the QoS module, providing the administrator with the ability to reserve a given amount of bandwidth for SIP media. If the remaining available bandwidth is less than what is needed to set up a new call, that call is not completed and a busy signal is returned to the initiator.
- Increase productivity for enterprises that are geographically separated as all employees can use all realtime IP applications, not just presence and IM, when communicating with others outside their own office.
- Enable remote users working while traveling, or those located in branch offices etc. to make full use of the features of their corporate Microsoft Live Communications server.
- Enable enterprises to communication using voice, video etc, when communicating with partners, customers and vendors etc. (within a federation).
- Secure privacy of all Microsoft realtime communications and prevent eavesdropping, as Ingate supports MTLS and SRTP.
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 with offices in Stockholm and Linköping. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc., is located in Hollis, New Hampshire, with a U.S. technology center in Frisco, Texas. For more information on Ingate Systems,
For more information, please contact:
Olle Westerberg, CEO
+ 46 8 600 77 54, + 46 733 583 100
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