snom technology and BorderWare Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership to Increase VoIP Security

    Companies to demo snom phones with the SIPassure VoIP gateway solution at
    CeBIT and VON Spring

    TORONTO and BERLIN, March 5 /CNW/ - snom technology AG, developer and
manufacturer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones, and BorderWare Technologies,
a leading provider of messaging security, privacy and compliance solutions,
today announced a strategic partnership to combine snom phones with the
SIPassure VoIP Security Gateway solution. This combination offers a secure and
easy to use solution that can be integrated seamlessly into any SIP
    "snom's compatibility with BorderWare's SIPassure VoIP Security Gateway
enables us to offer additional security for our phones from the entry-level
snom 300 to the newest snom 370. Now, we offer the most secure Voice-over-IP
solution currently available to VoIP telephony providers, ISPs, administrators
and VoIP users," said Dr. Michael Knieling, Marketing and Sales Director of
    All snom phones are equipped with the best security features available
today. While SRTP and TLS protect against unauthorized listening, PBXs must
support this functionality. With BorderWare's SIPassure, this is no longer
necessary, as it combines the functionality of an Application Layer Gateway
(ALG) with the benefits of a Session Border Controller (SBC). Using NAT
(Network Address Translation) and SIPassure's ability to provide Far-end NAT
Traversal services, it is also possible to use SIP services on a network that
is protected by a firewall. SIPassure protects against application specific
attacks such as registry attacks and spits, as well as floods of unsolicited
calls or messages.
    VoIP communication that would otherwise be open and unencrypted is
secured using TLS and SRTP. BorderWare offers secure integration of the
individual components, irrespective of the PBX/TK system used.
    "The snom and BorderWare partnership creates the technological and
practical requirements for being able to take advantage of the benefits of
VoIP without the risks. SIPassure has been designed to be scalable at a low
cost for both end user companies and network providers and offers a secure
VoIP connection for every user," commented Peter Cox, CTO International
    While encryption services are less important for internal communication,
calls to and from external phones including home users should be secured in
order to lower the risks of eavesdropping and unauthorized monitoring. Now,
snom offers full functionality for all levels of security on all of its models
starting with the snom 300, and informs the user about security connection
status via the lock symbol on the screen.

    snom will be exhibiting at Spring VON, March 19-22, 2007 in San Jose, CA
at booth No.1341

    About Borderware

    BorderWare Technologies makes Internet communications safe. The company's
messaging security, privacy and compliance solutions enable customers to
mitigate the risks and threats associated with Internet communications.
Founded in 1994, BorderWare has developed partnerships and affiliations with
some of the industry's most prominent companies including Cisco Systems, F5
Networks, Kaspersky Labs, McAfee, PostX, Research in Motion (RIM), RSA
Security, Sun Microsystems, Symantec and Ubiquity. Thousands of customers
around the world have selected BorderWare's solutions for their superior
security, scalability, business continuity and lower total cost of ownership.
For more information please visit

    About snom

    snom technology AG develops and manufacturers Voice-over-IP (VoIP)
telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session
Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high quality, customizable and
cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the
company's ten-year history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high
security standards. All of snom's software exists in the firmware on the
phones - making it easier for users to download updates and new features. snom
customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom
telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal
compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform.

For further information:

For further information: Press Contacts Borderware: Jennifer Brooks,
BorderWare Technologies, (905) 804-1855 x301, cell: (416) 918-7174,; Beth O'Connell, Lois, Paul & Partners, (781) 782-5703,; Press Contacts snom: Christian Baier, snom technology
AG, Tel: +49 30 39833-106, Fax: +49 30 39833-111,,; Maja Schneider, PR fur die Informationstechnologie, Tel: +49 30
79 70 87 71,,; USA: Tiffany
Richardson, MRB Public Relations, Tel: (732) 758-1100,

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