Allows enterprises to extend UC and VoIP to smartphones
Sipera Systems has launched Secure Live Communications (SLiC) mobility offering that enables users to use VoIP, UC, cloud telephony, and other low-cost communications applications on mobile devices with security and privacy.
The company claims that the new Sipera SLiC enables smartphone VoIP to include smart-card card authentication for accessing enterprise resources, providing unparalleled access control and communications privacy.
The company said that the features of the new offering allows enterprises to extend UC and VoIP to smartphones while ensuring privacy and security compliance by extending the enterprise security perimeter to these devices; securely enable office phone functionality on smartphones, such as interoffice extension dialing; and offload cellular minutes to VoIP for savings, while maintaining confidentiality of mission-critical communications.
In addition, the new offering also allows enterprises to use two-factor authentication with smartphone VoIP for enhanced access control; to block threats that result in data leakage, toll fraud and a host of other security risks; and enforce control on incoming voice spam with a one-click option on the phone to black list calls.
The new offering also allows enterprises to manage and enforce enterprise communications security posture on any device in any place, both inside and outside the enterprise border. This includes office phones, home office UC devices, soft-clients on PCs, smartphones and similar smart mobile devices, Sipera said.
The company claims that the new Sipera SLiC automatically authenticates the smartphone back into the enterprise PBX or call manager. It ensures encryption of IP-based communications, enforces security policies in real-time and blocks threats or blacklisted callers.
The Sipera SliC offering consists of UC-Sec security appliance, deployed in the enterprise VoIP or UC network and providing encryption, access control and authentication, policy enforcement, and threat mitigation; and integration and interoperability of UC-Sec with the enterprise’s smartphones, which could be complemented by the Sipera SLiC Client, available for smartphone operating systems.
John Lochow, president and CEO of Sipera Systems, said: Secure unified communications on the smartphone will revolutionize enterprise communications, dramatically improving company agility and employee responsiveness. Enterprises can take advantage of significant efficiencies and cost savings of VoIP on the smartphone without creating unacceptable security and privacy risks.