Westcon Announces Global IP Security Agreement

Westcon Group has announced they are to be the global distributor of Sipera security solutions for real-time IP communications including VoIP, IM, video and multimedia.

By working with Westcon Group, Sipera plans to increase its worldwide channel presence by accessing the distributor’s network of security and convergence oriented customers, as well as leveraging Westcon Group’s go-to-market capabilities.

“As enterprises deploy standards-based protocols such as SIP for high- value collaborative applications, it is absolutely mandatory to assess risk and assure the security of these networks. Sipera’s comprehensive security solution is a key ingredient in our convergence solution portfolio, especially in end-to-end enterprise IP communications systems,” said Paul Cunningham, vice president of Westcon Group’s Technology Solution Group. “We believe our resellers are well positioned to offer Sipera IPCS 310’s real-time protection capability as a means to securely realize the benefits of IP communications applications from our foundation partners such as Cisco, Nortel and Avaya.”

Sipera products will also be resold through the company’s Westcon, Comstor and VodaOne divisions, allowing resellers to offer Sipera’s security solution together with products from Cisco Systems Inc., Nortel Networks, and Avaya.

Sipera IPCS products provide a security solution for protecting real-time IP communications applications including VoIP, instant messaging, video and multimedia.