VoIPshield Named 2008 Cool Vendor by Leading Analyst Firm
VoIPshield selected for the Cool Vendors report in Infrastructure Protection
May 25, 2008
Ottawa, CA – VoIPshield Systems Inc. has been named a Cool Vendor in Infrastructure Protection for 2008 by global analyst firm Gartner Inc. The list is a yearly roundup of interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in various categories. Gartner expects these vendors to “… provide technology opportunities for users and business opportunities for vendors and investors, as they open new markets and expand existing ones.” VoIPshield was one of five global Cool Vendors in Infrstructure Protection.
In selecting the cool vendors, Gartner highlighted the challenges CISOs and CTOs face in light of the constant changes in enterprise communication. According to Gartner, “significant changes in the enterprise technology and threat environments, including the growing use of IP telephony and consumer devices, are driving innovative new approaches to infrastructure protection”. VoIP security is an important part of the overall enterprise information security strategy that leading organizations take into account when assessing priorities.
The “Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Protection 2008” report written by Ray Wagner, Lawrence Orans, and others, was published April 4, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is available to Gartner customers or for purchase at: http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?ref=g_search&id=639716&subref=simplesearch
VoIPshield recently announced over 100 security vulnerabilities in the VoIP systems sold by major vendors Nortel, Cisco and Avaya. On April 2nd, VoIPshield also announced early availability of its VoIPguardTM product – the first dedicated VoIP Intrusion Prevention System (VIPS) on the market.
About VoIPshield Systems
VoIPshield Systems Inc. develops products to secure voice communications on IP networks. Each application uses VoIPshield’s proprietary database of VoIP-specific vulnerabilities and corresponding threat signatures, developed by VoIPshield Laboratories. VoIPauditTM is an award-winning VoIP vulnerability assessment product. VoIPguardTM is the industry’s first dedicated VoIP Intrusion Prevention System (VIPS) with signature-based and behavior-based detection technology. More information is available at www.voipshield.com/research.
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.