Borderware Announces SIP Firewall

February 17, 2005


borderwareSIPassure will protect business and consumer VoIP infrastructure against VoIP hackers.

BorderWare Technologies, Inc this week announced and demonstrated its new SIP-based technology designed to protect VoIP communications from hackers, spoofers and malicious threats of all kinds.

Addressing the concerns of VOIPSA, the VoIP Security Alliance, that the next target for spammers will be voice mail and all forms of IP communications, Borderware is testing and demonstrating SIPassure, a hardware and software SIP-based firewall, with ISPs and telcos.

Among the exploits SIPassure will defend against are: DoS (Denial-of-Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks, Eavesdropping and “Man-in-the-Middle” attacks, Call Redirection, Malicious Calling, Voice Mail Bombing, VoIP Spam, Spoofing, Phishing, and Fake Caller ID.

The industry is working to secure voice communications at the transport layer with VPN-type encryption, but there is concern that hackers are working to attack Internet calls at the application layer. Borderware says that its SIP firewall is able to authenticate user connections and to allow systems administrators to set and enforce VoIP security policies to address all of these exploits.

BorderWare was founded in 1994, and is a private company headquartered in Toronto, with offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Dubai, Ottawa, Dallas, San Jose, New York, and Washington DC. It provides messaging security for carriers, enterprises, government and small businesses.

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