CounterPath has today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Ingram Micro to distribute CounterPath’s OTT communications solutions.
“The influence of consumer applications has radically changed the way small to extra large enterprise workers communicate,” said Todd Carothers, EVP of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. “The old paradigm of vertical, vendor-led platforms is out the door and is rapidly being replaced by solutions that support any device, any platform over any network. We leverage this shift and do it in a way that secures voice, video, messaging, presence and collaboration all unified across a common user interface that is truly unique to CounterPath. Our new relationship with Ingram Micro immediately expands our reach and relevance to IT channel partners throughout the U.S.”
According to Gartner, the market for UC-ready infrastructure will reach $17 billion in 2016. However, Beth Schultz, Managing Editor of No Jitter, says interoperability concerns are creating a barrier to adoption in some organizations that prefer to leverage their existing infrastructure investments to the fullest before deploying new kit. At the same time, according to Cisco, telecommunication fraud is now costing businesses over $40 billion annually, leading businesses and governments to seek solutions that secure their data, especially with mobile workers who may use their own devices when working remotely. CounterPath’s solutions, which are deployed in a highly flexible universal overlay configuration and leverage the latest encryption technology, address these concerns. Now, with this new agreement, businesses and enterprises can source CounterPath’s advanced Unified Communications solutions direct from their existing IT partner, regardless of their underlying IT infrastructure.
“Ingram Micro delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses worldwide,” said Kevin Prewett, senior director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro. “CounterPath’s Bria softphone and Stretto Platform will enable channel partners to meet the rising demand for highly secure and flexible solutions that are easy to deploy, regardless of the underlying IT infrastructure their customers may have.”
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