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New York City, NY, United States, 2006/07/06 - Solegy LLC, a leading provider of managed service delivery systems today announced that it has adopted support for encryption of SIP messages among service providers using its ServicePDQ™ managed platform.
The news is timely as it addresses the recent disruptions to VoIP service caused by attempts to block SIP messages and media by network operators around the world.
According to Joegen Baclor, Solegy's head protocol engineer, "Over the past few months several state-controlled Internet Service Providers have implemented Internet filters designed to block VoIP calls using the SIP protocol." SIP, a peer-to-peer processing protocol, allows next-generation services—VoIP, video, instant messaging, and online games, for example—to take place through session initiation, modification, and termination. Adds Baclor, "with our recent encryption implementation, end-user customers of Solegy powered service providers in a blocked region will still be able to establish SIP sessions to other VoIP users or the PSTN."
The encryption support, available immediately, has been designed to work with SIP telephone adapter equipment manufactured by several vendors, as well as though the use of software proxies and SIP softphones. The wide range of deployment options at the customer premises will help ensure that the solution is available to widest possible range of users.
In addition to being available to users of Solegy's managed service, the company will also release the source code to its encryption module as part of the OpenSIPStack (OSS) community. OSS is a Solegy sponsored open source initiative to provide application developers with a fully compliant, freely available SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) stack. The new addition of Solegy's encryption management module will add further value to projects incorporating the high-performance SIP stack.
Based in New York City and with offices in San Jose, Toronto and Manila, Solegy (solegy.com) offers managed service solutions for VoIP and IMS. Solegy’s managed service deployment platform enables service providers to launch broadband communications services with minimal capital expenditure and integration overhead, resulting in reduced risk, faster time-to-market and a higher return on investment. Solegy pre-built applications include SOHO broadband, voice VPN, wholesale peering, calling cards and callback. All Solegy solutions are built on the Solegy ServicePDQ platform, a real time, operator-grade session management and back-office environment.