Jasomi Networks today announced that Xten has demonstrated full interoperability with Jasomi Networks’ PeerPoint Centrex Edition NAT traversal solution in both residential and corporate customer soft-phone deployments. Extensive interoperability testing ensures that these SIP-based IP voice technologies are compatible with existing corporate and residential network security elements such as firewalls and wireless routers. Compatibility with PeerPoint Centrex Edition means that Xten customers can now deploy voice and video calls across NAT-enabled firewalls.
“Xten’s partnership with Jasomi shows our commitment in assisting our customers in solving the NAT traversal dilemma that plagues SIP softphone deployments today,” said Erik Lagerway co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Xten, “Session Border Controllers [SBC] are required for NAT traversal when implementing softphones in large networks. Since Xten’s focus is on the carrier, we recommend SBCs to all of our customers.”
The greatest obstacles standing in the way of mainstream SIP deployment today concern trust and security issues at the edge of the network, particularly as voice and video streams attempt to traverse corporate or residential firewalls. Prior to Jasomi’s NAT (Network Access Translation) traversal solution, companies wanting to deploy VoIP had to contemplate throwing out their existing firewalls – an untenable exercise at most Fortune 500 companies with stringent security needs.
The combination of Xten’s award-winning soft phone and Jasomi’s PeerPoint Centrex enables VoIP to traverse firewalls and NAT devices without changes to the existing security policies. Corporations keep their existing firewall policies, and deploy VoIP services with no additional hardware required at the corporate site. The solution also works well with residential customers, who may be behind many layers of NAT and firewall protection.
“Some service providers and enterprises have delayed SIP deployments because of operational, security and NAT firewall concerns,” said Ben Freedman, VP of Marketing at Jasomi Networks. “Jasomi, in combination with soft phone suppliers such as Xten, enables service providers and corporations by delivering economically viable solutions to VoIP deployment problems.”
About Jasomi Networks
Jasomi Networks brings products to market that enable or improve IP telephony business models. The company’s focus is on creating innovative, practical solutions that effectively solve specific IP telephony problems. Jasomi is a carrier focused company that recognizes and enhances the entire value chain from carrier to reseller and service provider to enterprise. Jasomi Networks is based in San Jose, CA and Calgary, Canada, and is privately held. For further information, contact Jasomi Networks at (408) 252-VoIP (8647), or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jasomi’s web site is www.jasomi.com.
About Xten Networks, Inc.
Xten is a leading provider of award-winning, high-quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software and SIP softphones. It is Xten’s goal to be the primary choice in softphones and client-side IP communications software for telephony software consumers the world over. Xten provides IP Telephony software products directly to Next-Gen Service Providers (ITSPs & Tier 2), Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Telephone Companies (TELCOs), and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Xten partners with Service Providers and the like to offer turnkey IP Telephony solutions. Those who are interested in Xten products should visit sales.xten.com. On the Web: www.xten.com.
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