From the SIP Trunking Experts

December 28, 2012

Ingate Helps Swedish SIP Trunk Service Provider Qualify for Microsoft Lync Server 2010

By Jayashree Adkoli SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Ingate Systems, a source of Session Border Controller (SBC) technology solutions, recently helped a Swedish-based Internet telephony SIP trunking service provider to qualify for connecting Microsoft LyncServer 2010 to its telephony services, by integrating its SIParator SBC into its SIP core.

Ingate SBC also added the optional encryption security of TLS and SRTP, which only a few service providers offer.

Ingate qualified the service provider’s SIP trunking offering through Microsoft Corporation's Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Lync Server 2010.

The name of the Swedish SIP trunking service provider was undisclosed.

By achieving this qualification, the SIP trunking service provider can assure its enterprise customers and resellers that the service offered is completely interoperable with Microsoft's Unified Communications (UC) solutions, featuring the Lync Server.

Sources suggest Ingate’s SIParator SBC, a device that connects to an existing firewall to seamlessly allow the traversal of SIP-based communications, was added to the service provider’s SIP core based on open source Sippy B2BUA.

Sippy B2BUA is a RFC3261-compliant SIP Back-to-back user agent (B2BUA) server software.

Ingate’s SIParator SBC, designed for both enterprises and service providers, offered the service provider with higher flexibility, thereby facilitating secure communication for SIP trunking and all SIP-based communications, including PBXs and UC solutions.

Officials with Ingate said the company handled all the lab qualification testing and made sure that the combined solution with a Sippy B2BUA fulfilled all requirements, both mandatory and optional.

Martin Feuk, GM, Ingate Systems, said in a statement, “After thorough integration with the service provider’s SIP core, the lab qualification went straight through all mandatory and optional tests without the need of any retesting pass. We believe that by using Ingate’s SIParator, Ingate can qualify most SIP trunking service providers for Lync connection.”

To learn about the service providers qualified by Microsoft for SIP trunking Lync, including the few that also offer TLS and SRTP encryption, click here.

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Edited by Braden Becker
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