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August 14, 2013

IntelePeer Boosts Security, Adds Options to CoreCloud UC SIP Trunking


By Contributing SIP Trunking Report Writer



We live in an age that is highly competitive on just about every front. If a product, a service, even a person does not grow and improve as time goes on, it's likely that that same thing will lose ground to a competitor that will. IntelePeer, meanwhile, looks to keep its CoreCloud UC SIP Trunking system as sharp as the tip of a spear by bringing in a variety of expanded options, including some outright new ones as well.


IntelePeer's CoreCloud system already offered up some impressive options, including the ability to offer voice quality on par with HD audio while still offering protection on par with full encryption. It's also the only secure SIP trunking system in the United States that can work with unified communications (UC) systems like those offered by Avaya, Cisco, and Microsoft.

As good as it was previously, there are now new options giving IntelePeer's offering an extra edge in the market. Already high-end, IntelePeer has ratcheted up the security to include both TLS and SRTP encryption to protect both signaling and multimedia content, allowing such to carry on in a protected yet complete fashion and taking out much of the risk of quality loss. This means that paying for dedicated data access like a T1 line or an MPLS network isn't strictly necessary any more, though there are other advantages to bringing in such connectivity.

What's more, there's another new feature that will likely be welcome in the form of the trunking redundancy option. With this, IntelePeer can offer backup SIP trunks thanks to an automated provisioning process. This allows for backup systems to be put in place in different locations, enabling one to take over when something goes wrong with another and thus letting the business carry on approximately as normal, despite the loss of service in one location. The new options also include the ability to select local Direct Inward Dialing (DID) numbers from over 50 different countries, new service bundling options for UC hosts, and some more general enhancements.

Those interested in checking out IntelePeer's line of products—as well as getting a bit more background in the wider industry—should note that IntelePeer's Tim Holve will be speaking at the upcoming ITEXPO event at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holve's address, “Moving Beyond Interoperability – The Next Phase of UC,”is set to take place from 1:45 to 2:30pm on Tuesday, August 27.

IntelePeer has shown quite clearly the value of keeping a product line fresh. With disaster preparedness likely still on more than a few minds after the events of Hurricane Sandy, and the need to keep communications secure to the greatest extent possible, IntelePeer is looking to bring in quite a few options that will more than keep operations running at full steam, even despite the growing number of competitors in the field. IntelePeer has a lot to offer, and as time goes on, will likely offer still more to come.




Edited by Blaise McNamee