Siemens joins forces with PineApp to deliver converged voice and data solutions
Siemens partners with PineApp to deliver converged voice and data solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.
Global leader in digital switching and voice/data convergence Siemens Enterprise
Communications has teamed up with PineApp, a leading supplier of e-mail and Web security appliances, to deliver converged voice and data solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.
Fred Maurus, head of technology management and marketing at Siemens Enterprise Communications, says: "PineApp is fully conversant with our Open Communication strategy and well enabled to complement our new HiPath 2000 IP platform with its purpose-built appliance that allows organisations of up to 50 users to be protected in aspects such as e-mail and Internet browsing.
The co-operative relationship with SeKure-IT/PineApp will enable us to offer additional secure solutions in the SMB and SOHO (small office, home office) IP telephony space. SeKure-IT is the South African representative of PineApp.
Siemens recently launched its HiPath 2000 IP platform, a state-of-the-art IP communication system for SMBs. Maurus is confident the South African agreement with PineApp will strengthen Siemens' HiPath IP convergence product range in the SME and SOHO market by adding the PineApp range of IT security products to this portfolio.
Michael Kasan, VP of PineApp, comments: "We see the co-operation as providing a key element in the merging of voice and data in the IP environment. Such co-operation is vital in satisfying the ongoing needs of our customers in providing email and Internet security. "It is a fantastic opportunity for PineApp to be partnering with the leading voice company, Siemens.
With our extensive range of security appliances coupled with the enormous market share that Siemens has in SA, we are set on an unprecedented growth path."