Unified Communications Unleashed

Sipera Systems, the provider of real-time Unified Communications (UC) enablement and security, has announced that its 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.

“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.”