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Sipera, Westcon Team on VoIP, UC Security

Sipera Systems has announced an initiative with Westcon Group Inc. to provide VoIP/UC security solutions customized for education, health care and finance.

Sipera and Westcon are working together to provide rapidly deployable solutions for resellers addressing enterprise customers in these vertical markets. This new initiative was made possible by the existing distribution partnership that supports Westcon’s network of resellers and integrators developing solutions for target verticals using Sipera’s solutions and appliances.

“Colleges and universities, hospitals and health care agencies, and banks and other financial institutions are adopting VoIP, IM, video and other UC applications for real-time collaborative communications and cost savings. But each of these industries has unique security and archiving requirements, due to internal and external mandates,” said Dean Roth, Sipera vice president, sales, Central U.S. “Working with Westcon and its extensive network of resellers and integrators, we can jointly provide the customized, cost-effective UC security solutions that protect users and deliver granular logging and archiving to satisfy records retention and communications monitoring requirements.”

Duncan Potter, chief marketing officer of Westcon Group, said, “Westcon has been working very hard to educate our resellers about the efficiencies that UC applications present, but also why it is so important to make sure these applications are secure. Sipera is a leader in this area and we are pleased to have them included in our SecurityPoint program.”

The joint solutions enable:

  • Protection against denial of service attacks, eavesdropping, and toll fraud, as well as reconnaissance attacks and spoofing that lead to social engineering, vishing, SWATing, ID theft and similar criminal activity.
  • Pandemic planning, business continuity and remote teleworker capabilities.
  • Compliance with HIPAA and patient privacy requirements in health care.
  • Targeted security architectures that meet FERPA privacy requirements in education.
  • Encryption and privacy compliance that satisfy PCI DSS, GLBA and other mandates in financial services.

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