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Zimmermann, BorderWare Join
TORONTO -- BorderWare Technologies Inc., and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) founder Phil Zimmermann, industry leaders in IP communications security, privacy and compliance solutions, today announced an agreement to make BorderWare the first commercial licensee of Zfone, secure VoIP media encryption software, created by Zimmermann. This agreement tightly integrates Zfone with BorderWares SIPassure VoIP Security Gateway, bringing a new level of security and ease of use to VoIP systems.
VoIP and related real-time communication applications, such as video conferencing and instant messaging, continue to attract considerable interest worldwide, with millions of active private and business VoIP users today. Carriers and enterprises are increasingly seeing the benefits of VoIP services that allow voice messaging and video conferencing to be conducted securely, like email, as communications are transferred freely over traditional phone networks and the Internet.
Together BorderWare and Phil Zimmermann have the security knowledge and IP expertise to provide secure VoIP solutions to the marketplace. BorderWare has a long standing history of being in the security industry for over 12 years protecting email, IM, web and VoIP, for most demanding networks. Zimmerman has over 20 years experience specializing in cryptography and data security, and is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy, an email encryption software package that was originally made available on the Internet in 1991.
By integrating Zfone media encryption with SIPassure, BorderWare is extending the VoIP security provided to organizations from threats such as Spam to Denial-of-Service attacks to include eavesdropping, spying and wiretapping, while delivering the same level of security and convenience that organizations have come to expect from email.
Were pleased to be the first security company to license Zfone, as it is poised to become the global standard for VoIP media encryption, said Tim Leisman, CEO of BorderWare. Phils reputation and proven track record in email and data encryption offer a very logical foundation for VoIP media encryption, and our vast experience in security makes an unbeatable and reputable combination to deliver VoIP security through the SIPassure offering.
As VoIP grows into a replacement for the PSTN, we will absolutely need to protect it, or organized crime will be attacking it as intensively as they attack the rest of the Internet today, commented Phil Zimmerman. VoIP is far more vulnerable to interception than the PSTN. Corporate VoIP calls can be captured and organized on disk for convenient point- and-click wiretapping by criminals half a world away. The combination of Zfone and BorderWare makes it easy to convert an entire installed base of office phones into secure phones in just one stroke, without having to replace them all with ZRTP-enabled phones.