CounterPath™ Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a provider of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Video over IP, Instant Messaging (IM), and Presence SIP multimedia applications and softphones, and Covergence, the leader in scaling, securing and controlling VoIP and other real-time services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), announced today that Covergence has certified CounterPath's eyeBeam™ 1.5 Video SIP softphone application for use with its Eclipse™ solution, the industry's first SIP security and management solution. With this announcement, CounterPath and Covergence can now offer customers "bullet-proof" VoIP security that prevents any unauthorized access to the user's call and protects the service provider from attacks intended to disrupt or disable their service.
As VoIP continues its penetration into the marketplace, concerns around VoIP security continue to present a major hurdle for organizations seeking to take advantage of the promised benefits of VoIP technology, including cost savings, improved service levels and enhanced productivity. In order to provide customers with a "bullet-proof" VoIP security solution, Covergence has tested the ability to communicate between the CounterPath eyeBeam 1.5 Video SIP softphone and Eclipse SIP Session Manager using the IETF standards; Transport Layer Security (TLS) for signaling information and its counterpart the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) for voice and video traffic.
"Today's savvy consumers are seeking service providers who can assure their privacy, while avoiding service disruptions, toll fraud and user identity theft," said Bob O'Neil, president and CEO, Covergence. "By certifying CounterPath's softphone with Eclipse, we're protecting both the subscriber connection and the service infrastructure, all the while helping VoIP and SIP-based services to reach their full market potential and become as reliable and safe as the PSTN."
By using Eclipse, with its unique and purpose-built architecture dedicated to scaling, securing and controlling SIP, service providers give their customers the security and reliability they expect. When used with the eyeBeam softphone, they are providing their users with the rich multi-modal communications (voice, video, text) experience they demand.
"A key strategic imperative for CounterPath is ensuring our customers are equipped with the tools and applications that will help them execute on their VoIP strategies and make them successful in the marketplace," said Donovan Jones, president and COO of CounterPath. "By certifying our SIP softphones with Eclipse, we are adding additional security and management capabilities that will only serve to better the end user's experience as companies like CounterPath and Eclipse work together to provide innovative SIP based applications to the market."
Covergence is the leader in scaling, securing and controlling VoIP and other real-time services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The Covergence Eclipse™ session manager is purpose-built to address the challenges of the access edge, giving users the secure, instant, and reliable access to SIP services they expect while giving organizations the complete control and visibility they require. For more information, visit www.covergence.com.
CounterPath Solutions is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. CounterPath's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK), and provide VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging), and Presence functionality. eyeBeam -- CounterPath's feature-rich SIP Video over IP softphone with IM and Presence -- recently received both Communications Solutions® Magazine's and INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's "Product of the Year" Award for 2004. CounterPath's Pocket PC SIP Softphone was recently named a 2005 Innovation Award winner from INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine. With over 120 customers in more than 30 countries, CounterPath technology is deployed in more than 5,400,000 IP endpoints worldwide.