Secure Service aids in VoIP setup and management.

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SecureVoIP(TM) provides enterprises with policy-based security management and network control capability to automatically provision, implement, and manage VoIP communications to device and user application level. Utilizing WirePower(TM) Converged Control technology as network operating and directory management system, solution provides security management and network control capability critical in managing converged VoIP, data, and video enterprise networks.



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LineSider Communications Launches SecureVoIP(TM)



Industry's First Policy-Based VoIP Security Application Deployed in Nationwide Large-Scale Enterprises

BOSTON, Sept. 20 / -- FALL VON 2005 Booth No. 947 -- LineSider Communications, a global IP voice/data management and converged communications provider, today announced the availability of SecureVoIP(TM), the industry's first policy-based VoIP security service. LineSider's SecureVoIP solution provides the enterprise customer with a policy-based security management and network control capability to automatically provision, implement and manage VoIP communications, to the device and user application level.

LineSider Communications has deployed SecureVoIP in the following enterprises:

-- Omni Capital Group: A national mortgage broker licensed in all 50 states, Denver-based Omni Capital Group is using LineSider's SecureVoIP communications to protect client's personal and confidential information when refinancing and purchasing homes across the United States.

-- Centennial Insurance: Centennial Insurance, headquartered in Denver, is using LineSider's SecureVoIP communications to ensure protection of all sensitive financial information across its network.

-- DecisionOne: LineSider has deployed SecureVoIP to more than 250 seats at Devon, Penn.-based DecisionOne, a leading provider of technology infrastructure support services with a footprint of service locations throughout North America.

The solution will provide any enterprise, particularly security-sensitive industries such as healthcare, financial services and government agencies, a policy-based security management and network control capability critical in managing converged VoIP, data and video enterprise networks.

"Security, as well as the reach and economics of the Internet, were critical considerations when selecting and implementing a VoIP platform," said Neal Bibeau, CEO of DecisionOne. "Ensuring our VoIP traffic was as secure as our data network was imperative in order to take advantage of network convergence."

At the core of LineSider's SecureVoIP solution is WirePower(TM) Converged Control technology, a powerful network operating and directory management system that offers a set of policy features and management capabilities. These capabilities create a secure VoIP networking environment, provision new sites and end users on-the-fly, and provide the management tools critical in controlling a converged enterprise networking environment. SecureVoIP offers Real Time Security encryption of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call processing traffic and Real Time Protocol (RTP) audio streams without compromising voice quality or network performance.

LineSider's focus on becoming the leader in secure VoIP communications comes on the heels of a growing demand for security measures within integrated VoIP and IP data networks. In January, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a caution to U.S. businesses, urging them to use care when considering the security risks surrounding the deployment of Voice over Internet services.

"As VoIP becomes a more popular means of communication, enterprises will need to look at ways of making it more secure," said Elka Popova, industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan. "Our predictions at Frost & Sullivan are by 2010, IP PBX and hosted IP telephony will account for about 30 percent of enterprise CPE and hosted lines, respectively. As those numbers become reality, there is no question that the need for security in the VoIP space will become a top-of-mind issue for any size enterprise."

"Security management is critical to driving widespread adoption of VoIP in the enterprise market; it is one of the top concerns among CIOs who are considering VoIP and seeking a way to reduce their dependency upon costly frame relay and MPLS networks," said Harley Stowell, CEO of LineSider. "Our mission at LineSider has been to provide businesses with peace of mind and quality of service through our SecureVoIP platform, while providing a single interface to manage it all. We anticipate that before long, every enterprise using a VoIP network will seek the necessary security safeguards."

The Policy Enforcement Advantage

LineSider's Zero-1 Enterprise(TM) product line, which includes the SecureVoIP offering, delivers Real Time Security of SIP and RTP, through the use of Policy Enforcement Points (PEPs) located at customer site locations and the BroadSoft(R) VoIP platform, BroadWorks(R) through New Global Telecom (NGT). LineSider provides policy administration and management of the PEPs for the delivery of secured business-class VoIP and IP VPN networking. SecureVoIP is enabled for site-to-site calling across the enterprise network as well as securing the VoIP call from customer premises, through the Internet, to BroadWorks(R) before the call is handed off to the PSTN.

About LineSider Communications

LineSider Communications is a global IP communications provider, managing secured voice and data services for the IP Age. LineSider removes the barriers traditionally associated with secure communications and provides carriers and enterprise customers the world's first fully integrated suite of policy-based converged IP voice and data services. The management team is comprised of seasoned veterans with proven track records in multiple communication market segments, in data security, and in commercializing the automation of complex business processes. For more information see us at www.linesider.net/ .

CONTACT: Whitney Cook, of LineSider Communications, +1-617-617-0018, wcook@linesider.net; or Nancy Bistritz, of Calysto Communications for LineSider Communications, +1-404-266-2060, ext. 15, nbistritz@calysto.com

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