SIPassure SIP Security Gateway Allows Enterprises and Service Providers
To Securely Deploy and Manage Remote Users
SAN JOSE, CA and TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ - BorderWare Technologies was
selected by TW Medical Veterinary Supply to implement and secure its VoIP
phone system so that it could expand its operations beyond its head office by
enabling employees to communicate with each other and with those outside the
organization. BorderWare's SIPassure SIP security gateway bridged TW Medical's
network for SIP traffic, making all the pieces of the phone system compatible
including TW Medical's firewall, its VoIP-enabled PBX and IP phones. SIPassure
provided the Session Border Control functions that were needed to allow all
the pieces to interconnect seamlessly and securely.
Having a properly functioning SIP-based VoIP system that allows remote
users to connect seamlessly to the internal network and access all the same
advanced telephony features that internal users have access to has opened up a
variety of new business opportunities for TW Medical. People can now be hired
to do inside sales from anywhere in the country, for example, and yet still
place and receive calls as though they were in the office, and make it
completely transparent to whoever they are speaking to that they are not
actually in the office.
"Before, I was limited to hiring people where I had a physical office,"
explains Mark Ziller, President, TW Medical. "But now, I can get the right
talent regardless of where that person is, put them in a remote office or an
inexpensive home office and give them seamless, secure connectivity to our
phone system and our customers."
The SIPassure appliance, which is deployed at the network edge in
parallel with the firewall or in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is specifically
designed to combine Firewall, Application Layer Gateway and Session Border
Control functionality, including NAT/PAT traversal, while also providing
security for SIP applications such as VoIP, IM, Presence and Collaboration
against a variety of DoS, Call Hijacking and Service Theft threats that can
lead to service disruption or unauthorized call monitoring.
"With many enterprises and call centers setting up remote operations the
question of how to manage and deploy a VoIP system securely has become an
increasing concern," said Tim Leisman, CEO, BorderWare. "TW Medical recognized
that a SIP-based VoIP system was the obvious solution for secure telephone
connectivity with their remote staff, and that BorderWare's SIPassure SIP
security gateway was the right technology to solve their VoIP infrastructure
problems and enable it to expand its business."
"The beauty of SIPassure is that it sits in parallel with our firewall
and has no impact on our network or internal phone activities," said Ziller.
"It's not adding extra overhead to our network, it didn't require us to change
anything in our network and it's not slowing anything down - it just sits
there and does its job quietly and effectively."
About TW Medical
TW Medical Veterinary Supply, based in Austin, Texas, is a full-line
distributor of veterinary pharmaceuticals, surgical supplies and equipment. TW
Medical, which specializes in supplying veterinarians, universities, research
facilities, zoos and the armed forces, has more than 1,500 customers located
throughout the United States and in 13 other countries.
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