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3Com has teamed up with Ingate Systems to release the IP Telecommuting module, which is designed to give remote users secure access to enterprise communications.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  September 13, 2005

3Com has teamed up with Ingate Systems to release the IP Telecommuting module, which is designed to give remote users secure access to enterprise communications. 3Com says the tool can help to increase employee productivity, reduce telecom costs and build stronger customer interactions, when employees are working outside the office. The module enables the use of corporate IP telephony applications, such as IP conferencing, IP messaging, IP contact centre and other communication services from locations outside the LAN. It is based on the open Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard, which means the product will work with SIP products from other vendors. “3Com and Ingate Systems are addressing an important need for enterprises to provide an open standards-based telecommuting solution which improves business processes,” said Zeus Kerravala, vice president of enterprise infrastructure for technology research and analysis firm The Yankee Group. “It is imperative today that enterprises find a way to help their associates who telecommute and travel a great deal to remain productive while accessing their communication applications in a secure, converged fashion.” 3Com has incorporated technology from Ingate Systems to solve the far-end network address translation (NAT) traversal issues inherent in SIP communications. Since NAT hides private IP addresses from the public internet, the IP Telecommuting module enables seamless secure connectivity by matching SIP communications originating from outside a company with the appropriate internal IP address. A module for 100 concurrent users has a list price of US$80 per user.

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