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Mitel and BorderWare Reduce Barriers To VoIP Adoption


Companies Align To Simplify and Secure VoIP Communications

Boston, MA and Ottawa, ON – September 12, 2006 – BorderWare Technologies Inc. and Mitel®, respective leaders in IP security and communications solutions, today announced the launch of a combined solution based on BorderWare’s SIPassure VoIP security and Mitel’s 3600 Hosted Key System. The agreement combines robust technologies from both companies to deliver the new Mitel 3600 Security Gateway, and opens the door to secure, low-cost delivery of business quality VoIP services over public IP networks.

Powered by BorderWare, the Mitel 3600 Security Gateway is embedded with application layer security reducing the barriers to VoIP adoption by providing a truly secure solution for VoIP deployment over public IP networks that is more robust, less expensive and simpler to manage than standard industry solutions which operate at the packet layer. The Mitel 3600 Security Gateway securely enables and protects Session Initiation Protocol-based (SIP) and MiNET (Mitel’s proprietary voice protocol)-based VoIP signaling and transport, and sets a new standard of affordability for carrier and service provider markets. The solution is tightly integrated with the Mitel 3600 Hosted Key System and provides application layer security to protect against SPIT (Spam over Internet Telephony), Denial of Service, Unauthorized Registration and other types of VoIP attacks which would easily penetrate packet-layer security devices.

“This solution significantly lowers the cost of entry for service providers wishing to offer business-quality hosted voice services for SMBs,” said Doug Michaelides, vice president, Global Marketing, Mitel. “The new Mitel 3600 Security Gateway delivers VoIP security at a fraction of the cost of more complex, generic session border controllers.”

“We see this as an integration of expertise,” said Tim Leisman, CEO of BorderWare. “Mitel’s expertise in IP telephony is well known and well regarded, and they selected BorderWare based on our 12 years of experience and expertise in IP security. Together, we’re delivering a hosted VoIP solution that is more secure, simpler to operate and radically more cost-effective for VoIP service providers.”

BorderWare’s SIPassure securely enables and protects SIP-based convergence applications – VoIP, video and IM – and combines key features of three technologies: Session Border Control (SBC), an Application Layer Gateway (ALG) and a SIP/VoIP Firewall. By combining these technologies, SIPassure enables VoIP traffic to securely traverse the network while keeping service provider core infrastructure free from external malicious threats. SIPassure is based on BorderWare’s proven expert threat detection and prevention technology developed through 12 years of experience ensuring security for a wide range of IP-based mission critical applications.

The Mitel 3600 is a carrier-grade communications system that allows service providers to displace traditional key systems in small businesses (five to 50 employees) with a hosted service that is simpler to use, lower cost, more flexible and easier to manage that customer premise solutions. Small business owners can enjoy business-quality voice using the same broadband data connection they are using for internet access, and can rely on one vendor for all their business communication needs, allowing them to focus on their core business without the headaches of technology ownership.

About Mitel
Mitel is a leading provider of integrated communications solutions and services for business customers. Mitel’s voice-centric IP-based communications solutions consist of a combination of telephony hardware and software that integrate voice, video and data communications with business applications and processes. These solutions enable our customers to realize significant cost benefits and to conduct their business more efficiently and effectively by enabling enhanced communications, information sharing and collaboration within a business and with customers, partners and suppliers. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners and resellers worldwide. For more information please visit

About BorderWare
BorderWare Technologies makes Internet communications safe. The company’s content and application security solutions enable customers to mitigate the risks and threats associated with Internet communications. Founded in 1994, BorderWare has developed partnerships and affiliations with some of the industry’s most prominent companies including Cisco Systems, F5 Networks, Kaspersky Labs, McAfee, PostX, Research in Motion (RIM), RSA Security, Sun Microsystems, Symantec and Ubiquity. More than 8,000 customers in 65 countries have selected BorderWare’s solutions for their superior security, scalability, business continuity and lower total cost of ownership. For more information please visit or call 1-877-814-7900.

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