Juniper Networks and ShoreTel have announced that the latter has joined the Juniper Networks J-Partner Solutions Alliances programme. The two companies combined Juniper’s firewall/VPN and routing devices with ShoreTel’s IP telephony systems to deliver secure VoIP networking solutions to enterprise customers. Juniper and ShoreTel have already signed their first joint solution customer, Phillips & Jordan, a general and specialty contractor with over 50 years of construction experience. Phillips and Jordan, Inc. is one of the premier disaster response contractors, involved in many natural disaster cleanup activities.
“We are pleased that ShoreTel has joined our J-Partner Solutions Alliances programme and see the Phillips & Jordan customer win as the beginning of a great relationship,” said Tony Scarfo, vice president of Global Alliances at Juniper Networks. “Juniper Networks is all about providing customers with secure and assured networks that provide the underlying infrastructure to support IP Telephony and other future applications. ShoreTel products, well known for their ease of use, best-in-class management and rock-solid reliability, coupled with Juniper’s leading firewall/VPN and routing technologies are an ideal VoIP solution for enterprise customers.”
“Assuring secure, reliable and consistent delivery of voice traffic across the data network is the first and most important issue impacting VoIP deployment success,” said Joe Vitalone, vice president of Sales and Business Development at ShoreTel. “By teaming with Juniper Networks, we offer our customers the assurance that their VoIP networks can be protected from viruses, worms and other emerging threats.”