RICHARDSON, Texas, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sipera Systems, a leader in real-time Unified Communications (UC) enablement and security, today announced that its award-winning UC-Sec enterprise communications security solution is undergoing compatibility testing with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) security management platform.
When the testing is completed, security managers can gain visibility into the entire spectrum of IP-based business communications -- including voice, video, data and web applications -- from a single central management point. This enables security managers to have unprecedented control over the security of voice-over-IP, IP video conferencing, SIP trunks, collaboration applications and other UC applications.
The Sipera UC-Sec appliance is a plug-and-play network device that provides comprehensive security for real-time UC applications. As a complement to the existing security architecture, the UC-Sec provides application-layer firewalling, intrusion prevention, threat mitigation, access control and policy enforcement in real-time for delay sensitive applications.
The UC-Sec encrypts UC-traffic, terminates SIP trunks, forks media and signaling for compliance, and permits an enterprise to safely and securely extend VoIP and UC to any end point in any location. Sipera's customers use the appliance to conduct secure VoIP on smartphones, in remote offices, to distributed call center representatives and to enforce security policies on all UC traffic in real-time.
The Sipera security system is undergoing compatibility testing as part of its participation in the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) program, which helps accelerate the development of interoperable security products and simplifies the integration of these products within complex customer environments.
Sipera's groundbreaking "Borderless UC" architecture enables all communications to be encrypted and compliant on any UC device, at any internal and external location.
"When UC-Sec achieves compatibility with the ePolicy Orchestrator platform, enterprises will be able to easily manage UC and smartphone security within their McAfee security management systems," said Andy Asava, Vice President of Business Development at Sipera. "This testing, and our participation in the McAfee SIA program, will help enterprises more easily adopt desktop-based and mobile UC applications, ensure compliance with industry security and privacy mandates, and streamline overall security management."
"We're pleased to see Sipera Systems undergoing McAfee compatibility testing for a solution that will be of interest to our joint customers," said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee. "The integrated solution will ensure that VoIP/UC infrastructure and endpoints, both mobile and fixed, are visible to the security manager for the first time within McAfee ePO software."
The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform is the first to let enterprises and governments centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors, offering unprecedented cost savings and return on investment. With more than 40,000 customers and managing more than 60 million PCs and servers, this unique platform is helping McAfee SIA partners to extend their reach and create complementary functionality.
For more information on the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance, please visit: http://www.mcafee.com/sia.
About Sipera Systems
Sipera Systems, a leader in real-time Unified Communications (UC) security solutions, is the choice of enterprises and service providers around the world to support their mission-critical UC deployments.
Sipera offers groundbreaking solutions that secure voice, video, messaging, collaboration, and other real-time communications in converged IP networks, boosting compliance with information security requirements and simplifying the adoption of UC. Sipera's innovative Borderless UC™ architecture delivers secure and private enterprise-class communications to any device over any network in any location.
Backed by the industry-leading research of the VIPER Lab, Sipera's award-winning UC-Sec appliance provides comprehensive threat protection, policy enforcement, access control, and encryption in a single, flexible, plug-and-play device. The UC-Sec is pre-integrated with all market-leading UC vendor solutions and is the world's first UC security device to be Common Criteria certified, meeting the stringent international standard for IT security.
Sipera, Borderless UC, the Sipera logo, Sipera UC-Sec, Sipera SLiC, Sipera LAVA and Sipera VIPER Lab are trademarks of Sipera Systems, Inc.
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