Enterasys Intros VOIP Security Solution

Enterasys Networks announced a comprehensive approach to secure IP Telephony solutions from leading voice vendors

ANDOVER, Mass. -- Enterasys Networks Inc., the Secure Networks Company™, announced today a comprehensive approach to secure IP Telephony solutions from leading voice vendors. Enterprises worldwide want to ensure the same reliability, quality, manageability, mobility and security of the traditional PBX with new voice-over-IP (VoIP) and unified communications solutions. The Enterasys Secure Open Convergence solution delivers a way to sense and automatically respond to security threats against the IP telephony infrastructure; enforce network access control policies; and comply with regulations for monitoring and safety such as CALEA and E911 in the United States.

“The Enterasys integrated open-architecture approach to understand and manage the priority and security of unified communications doesn’t lock you into a particular voice, video or data vendor,” said Mike Fabiaschi, President and CEO of Enterasys. “Whether you have invested in VoIP solutions from 3Com, Alcatel, Asterisk, Avaya, Cisco, Mitel, NEC (Sphere), Nortel, Panasonic, Polycom, ShoreTel, and/or Siemens – we can protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of voice services while ensuring compliance with internal policies and government regulations.”

Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport has deployed more than 12,000 Enterasys PoE connections to support airport operations through converged voice, video and data communications. Pornchai Krivichian, Vice President for SAMART TELCOMS, said: “We needed a networking solutions partner who could deliver on their promises – and that is exactly what Enterasys did. SAMART TELCOMS has found the Enterasys technology to be very reliable and we appreciate the highly responsive support we receive.”

“Security is among the top concerns of enterprises deploying voice over IP systems today,” said Brian Riggs, Research Director for Enterprise Communications at Current Analysis. “Software that detects unauthorized use of VoIP systems, prevents service disruption and eavesdropping, and monitors voice networks for new threats will be absolutely vital for businesses considering IP telephony as an alternative to more traditional forms of communication. With VoIP security often addressed in a haphazard fashion, a comprehensive solution for securing voice over both wire line and wireless IP networks will be a vital asset to enterprises of all sizes.”

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