Siemens Enterprise Communications Reinforces Commitment to Security With Miercom Security Certifications

Miercom awards several OpenScape products for their resiliency against malicious cyber attacks

Apr 17, 2012, 06:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

RESTON, Va., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver highly secure solutions to customers, Siemens Enterprise Communications announced today that several of its products have been certified secure by Miercom for their performance under the pressure of malicious threats. Miercom tested multiple Siemens Enterprise Communications solutions and found them to maintain integrity and functionality amid the most common threats, viruses, worms and attacks.

"We were impressed with the performance of the OpenScape systems' resiliency in maintaining full functionality while being subjected to malicious exploits and attacks," said Rob Smithers, CEO, Miercom. "Miercom is pleased to present the Certified Secure Award to these OpenScape products."

Miercom conducted numerous tests on the Siemens Enterprise Communications solutions to determine if there were any relevant security vulnerabilities that could be leveraged to the detriment of a customer. The testing found that the Siemens Enterprise Communications solutions were more secure than the majority of the other similar solutions tested by Miercom.

"This recognition from Miercom illustrates that not only are Siemens Enterprise Communications' products innovative in terms of architecture and functionality, but are also built to withstand the growing threat of malicious cyber threats," said Rick Puskar, Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Management, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "We strive to develop our products with the highest standards of security and we are proud to be honored by Miercom with these awards."

The solutions tested by Miercom included:

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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit or

About Miercom

Miercom has hundreds of product-comparison analyses published over the years in leading network trade periodicals including Network World, Business Communications Review, Tech Web - NoJitter, Communications News, xchange, Internet Telephony and other leading publications. Miercom's reputation as the leading, independent product test center is unquestioned.

Miercom's private test services include competitive product analyses, as well as individual product evaluations. Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including: Certified Interoperable, Certified Reliable, Certified Secure and Certified Green. Products may also be evaluated under the NetWORKS As Advertised program, the industry's most thorough and trusted assessment for product usability and performance.

Note: Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. is a trademark licensee of Siemens AG. HiPath, OpenOffice, OpenScape and OpenStage, are registered trademarks of Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. or its affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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