Reading based Stonesoft, a provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, has entered a partnership with Vibe Communications to provide the telecommunications company with its StoneGate Platform.
Vibe Communications, a network carrier offering Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions and a converged telecommunications service, will be using Stonesoft’s multi-linking VPN technology and load balancing capabilities to support resilience and quality of service in its product offering. The implemented Stonesoft solution will be overseen by its central management console, establishing Stonesoft technology as an intrinsic part of Vibe’s services.
Stonesoft will ensure resilient connectivity to Vibe’s customers, controlling traffic over its network and reducing down-time by providing back-up connection links. Darren Cubitt, managing director of Vibe Communications, says: “One of the big attractions of StoneGate was its integrated management. Also, its VPN technology will allow Vibe to link multiple sites and multi-service providers into a single quality controlled network, thus maintaining high standards throughout our rapidly expanding system.”
The partnership comes at a time when the communications industry is on the verge of dramatic changes, with emerging and converging markets in mobile and IP telephony. Ashish Patel, UK and Ireland country manager says: “Here at Stonesoft we are very pleased to be working with a partner like Vibe Communications at this exciting time. Voice over IP is gaining momentum as a major new player in the business services market, and working with Vibe Communications is a great opportunity for Stonesoft products and services.”