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Wick Hill has been appointed distributor for unified comms security specialist Sipera

Neglect UC security at your peril!

Woking, Surrey: 28th September, 2010 - “Security is the ‘elephant in the room’ when it comes to unified comms (UC),” said Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of VAD Wick Hill. “It is a concern for many companies who are considering adopting UC, and is deterring them from moving towards converged networks, despite the obvious productivity and cost benefits.”

These comments were made as Wick Hill announced it had been appointed distributor for Sipera, a world leader in UC security. “Companies need to be confident that their UC networks are secure and compliant,” commented Kilpatrick. “and this has led to the development of UC specific security solutions, such as those from Sipera.” Confidence in security, he added, would lead to a significant growth in UC deployments.

Sipera’s solutions provide security for a range of UC applications including VoIP, IP video, videoconferencing, collaboration and messaging, as well as securely enabling UC deployments such as IP-PBX and VLANS, SIP trunking, mobile workspaces and smart phones.

“Bernie Dodwell, EMEA channel director for Sipera, commented: “Companies are beginning to appreciate the different nature of the security issues when implementing and deploying UC – the principles are the same as for IP data and network security but the nature of UC is totally different.

“Applications such as VoIP, video and collaboration must be able to operate in real-time, while remaining secure and private. With Sipera’s solutions, companies deploying UC are not forced to make a trade-off between performance and security. Wick Hill’s expertise and success in delivering both security and UC solutions make them an ideal partner for Sipera”

Sipera solutions
The Sipera product range consists of UC-Sec Appliances, for general UC security, and Sipera SLiC, for smartphones.

UC-Sec Appliances
Key features of UC-Sec plug-and-play appliances include centralised security management for all communications devices; strong TLS/SRTP encryption of all communications; UC threat protection based on the latest vulnerabilities from Sipera’s VIPER Lab; authentication; and access control

Sipera SLiC (Secure Live Communications)
The use of smartphones and other mobile devices is growing rapidly, but it is difficult to regulate and secure these devices, which can put the network at risk. SLiC is Sipera’s comprehensive security and management solution for mobile UC, providing the same level of security and compliance used for traditional enterprise UC, including centralised security management, encryption, threat protection, and access control.

About Wick Hill

Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, unified communications and hosted solutions. Wick Hill is part of the Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training facilities.

About Sipera

Sipera Systems is the worldwide market leader in solutions for the rapid and simple adoption of Unified Communications (UC). Thousands of users around the globe rely on Sipera to secure VoIP, IP video, collaboration, messaging and dozens of other high-performance applications. Sipera's groundbreaking "Borderless UC" enables secure communications to any device in any location. Backed by the extensive vulnerability research of the Sipera VIPER Lab, Sipera's solutions for VoIP security and UC security enable enterprises to deploy remote teleworkers, distributed call centers, business continuity, pandemic planning, secure SIP trunks, toll fraud prevention, media logging and archiving, and many other communications innovations. For more information, visit


For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 212130, email For pics of Ian Kilpatrick , please contact Annabelle Brown or download from For reader queries, please contact Wick Hill on 01483 227600, web For more information on Sipera, please go to

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