Wick Hill Appointed Distributor by Sipera

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Wick Hill has been appointed distributor for Sipera, a worldwide leader in unified communications (UC) security. Sipera’s range of solutions provides security for UC applications including VoIP, IP video, videoconferencing, collaboration and messaging, as well as securely enabling UC deployments such as IP-PBX and VLANS, SIP trunking, mobile workspaces and smart phones.

This deal sees Wick Hill building on both its success in security and its expansion into UC, to provide resellers with more solutions for the growing convergence market.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, said: “Security fears have deterred many companies from moving towards UC, despite the obvious productivity and cost benefits. Sipera squarely tackles the security issues and provides the means for organisations to move with confidence towards a converged network, while maintaining security and compliance.”

Bernie Dodwell, EMEA channel director for Sipera, commented: “Companies are beginning to appreciate the different nature of the security issues when implementing and deploying UC – the principles are the same as for IP data and network security but the nature of UC is totally different.

“Applications such as VoIP, video and collaboration must be able to operate in real-time, while remaining secure and private. With Sipera’s solutions, companies deploying UC are not forced to make a trade-off between performance and security. Wick Hill’s expertise and success in delivering both security and UC solutions make them an ideal partner for Sipera”

Sipera’s product range consists of UC-Sec Appliances, for general UC security, and Sipera SLiC, for smartphones.

Key features of UC-Sec plug-and-play appliances include centralised security management for all communications devices; strong TLS/SRTP encryption of all communications; UC threat protection based on the latest vulnerabilities from Sipera’s VIPER Lab; authentication; and access control

Sipera SLiC (Secure Live Communications) The use of smartphones and other mobile devices is growing rapidly, but it is difficult to regulate and secure these devices, which can put the network at risk. SLiC is Sipera’s comprehensive security and management solution for mobile UC, providing the same level of security and compliance used for traditional enterprise UC, including centralised security management, encryption, threat protection, and access control.