RADVISION and Ingate Systems Partner to Provide Conferencing

RADVISION a provider of video network nfrastructure and developer tools for unified visual communications over IP, 3G, and emerging next-generation networks, and Ingate Systems, providing next-generation SIP-based firewall technology, announced that they will partner to extend the capabilities of RADVISION's Click to Meet for Microsoft Office multipoint audio and video conferencing solution for the Microsoft Unified Communications platform.

RADVISION's Click to Meet for Microsoft Office is a scalable conferencing platform that adds multiparty video and VoIP audio capabilities to Microsoft Office Live Communications Server and Microsoft Office Live Meeting applications, providing a rich conferencing experience. It also provides the option to extend the reach of Live Communications Server and Live Meeting conferences by providing connection to traditional video conferencing systems, telephones, cell phones and 3G video phones.

Microsoft's Live Communications Server uses the industry-standard protocol Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) with special extensions for conferencing control. Some enterprise firewalls block this SIP traffic and connections cannot be established. Combining Ingate Systems' far-end firewall/Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal solutions with RADVISION's Click to Meet for Microsoft Office extends the native firewall traversal capabilities in Click to Meet to support the specific SIP traffic used by Live Communications Server. This allows businesses to utilize the full capabilities of the RADVISION and Live Communication Server solution not just within their own enterprise, but with outside workers, and partners, customers, and vendors who are also using Microsoft's Live Communications Server.

The Ingate and RADVISION partnership has provided for the design and interoperability testing of the optimized joint solution which allows firewall traversal without compromising an enterprise's firewall effectiveness. The partnership will continue to provide ongoing interoperability design and testing and joint sales and marketing activities.

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