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Stonesoft enters telecommunications market, providing support and resilience to Voice Over IP network

Reading, UK – 14 January 2008 – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, has entered a partnership with Vibe Communications to provide the telecommunications company with its StoneGate Platform.

Vibe Communications, a network carrier offering Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions and a converged telecommunications service, will be using Stonesoft’s multi-linking VPN technology and load balancing capabilities to support resilience and quality of service in its product offering. The implemented Stonesoft solution will be overseen by its central management console, establishing Stonesoft technology as an intrinsic part of Vibe’s services.

Stonesoft will ensure resilient connectivity to Vibe’s customers, controlling traffic over its network and reducing down-time by providing back-up connection links. Darren Cubitt, managing director of Vibe Communications, says: “One of the big attractions of StoneGate was its integrated management. Also, its VPN technology will allow Vibe to link multiple sites and multi-service providers into a single quality controlled network, thus maintaining high standards throughout our rapidly expanding system.”

The partnership comes at a time when the communications industry is on the verge of dramatic changes, with emerging and converging markets in mobile and IP telephony. Ashish Patel, UK and Ireland country manager says: “Here at Stonesoft we are very pleased to be working with a partner like Vibe Communications at this exciting time. Voice over IP is gaining momentum as a major new player in the business services market, and working with Vibe Communications is a great opportunity for Stonesoft products and services.”

Lying at the heart of the Stonesoft solutions is its central management server, which will allow Vibe Communications to maintain and modify resilience, whilst maintaining StoneGate’s capacity to scale with the organisation, handling increasing amounts of work in a refined manner.

About Vibe Communications

Vibe is an Ofcom accredited Tier 1 SIP Network Operator providing a UK wide business class Voice and data service to Wholesale, telecommunications and IT specialists as well as directly to multi site and enterprise customers. Vibe provides leading edge solutions through its SIP Trunking, hosted PBX services, as well as integrating mobile phones into a total business solution.

Vibe’s unique set-up means for the first time a customer can be guaranteed QoS across its network, with features and benefits that can really change how a business works.

Vibe now offers a viable alternative to PSTN, ISDN and premise based PBX equipment with its SIP based services and expects the majority of businesses to take advantage of the converging technologies.

www.vibecoms.co.uk

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organisations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.

StoneGate™ secure connectivity solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate secure connectivity solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI.

StoneGate Management Centre provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defence all over the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.

Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.

For more details please contact Tiru Thiruvilangam or Sally Forge
Prompt Communications on behalf of Stonesoft
Tel: 020 8996 1646 / Out of hours: 07780 687813
Email: tiru@prompt-communications.com / sforge@prompt-communications.com


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