CommuniGate Pro powers total Internet Communications based upon open standards like SIP for voice and data communications. The built-in CommuniGate Pro Real-Time Communications Server provides both Infrastructure and Application functions for standards-based messaging, VoIP, video, IM, presence, and real-time collaboration.
• Enterprises can reduce TCO for all of their Internet Communications
• Providers benefit by increasing their business application offerings and subscriber retention, as well as enhancing hosted services
The CommuniGate Pro Core Server typical deployments :
• Small Enterprises
• Educational School Districts (K12 etc)
• Single Application Office services like audio Conferencing and IM
• OEM partners for voice and data applications
• Small local and State Government agencies such as Police, Fire, and Emergency services
Ease of Deployment: Click to install simplicity :
• Windows and OSX install is a snap
• Rapidly bring up the server and utilize our on-line guides for deployment in one afternoon and not days
No complex piece-meal parts :
• Complete product
• Ease of use
Upgrade or Changes :
• Same simplicity as install
• Move to another platform is as simple as install and copy data
Internet based communications are business critical to any size business, and maintaining these systems and uptimes require good technology that is easy to maintain. CommuniGate Pro is the perfect solution for small to medium sized businesses because it consolidates applications and servers into a single solution. The Micro-Dynamic Cluster is a designed to provide the same reliability and change management features larger carriers gain, but in a form factor that is simple and affordable.
The advantages :
• Get the active-active Cluster technology which is used by the largest ISPs for true five 9's uptime.
• One solution for all corporate Internet Communications with messaging, collaboration, IM, VoIP, and SIP based PBX.
• Reduce TCO and consolidate all Internet Communications.
• Easy migration from existing solution with simple installation.
• Use standard or existing hardware with free choice of Windows, Linux, Unix, OSX etc.
• Use existing NAS/NFS or SAN storage.
• Easy to administrate with admin delegation.
CommuniGate Pro software can run across multiple machines to create what we call the Active Dynamic Cluster architecture. This kind of multi-server configuration allows you to spread the traffic and processing load for faster response times, and provides automatic server redundancy - in the event that one server goes down, the software automatically reroutes requests away from that server to one that is working - so that the end users do not experience any downtime.
The Active Dynamic Cluster architecture provides both performance and stability by removing the inefficiencies associated with file access systems. An Active Dynamic Cluster solution implements "Account Level Synchronization" with a Cluster Controller, using a special inter-server protocol to ensure that an account is used directly by only one cluster member at any given moment.
The key difference with the CommuniGate Cluster architecture is that it is an Active-Active application cluster solution, providing massive scalability possibilities, with redundancy. The solution does not require any third party software for HA, or any database, the technology is built in.
The Active Dynamic Cluster offers :
• Single system image for rapid deployment of subscribers and reduced administration
• Ability to add servers, roll in updates, or remove servers for maintenance without taking cluster down or interrupt subscribers
• Easy Administration - Integrated single server web based image
• Scalability to support extremely large installations
• 99.999% uptime (high availability)
CommuniGate Pro is a carrier-class Internet Communications server for voice and data applications. The application server is based on open standards such as SIP and provides a rich, highly customizable communication platform which includes VoiceXML, CPL, and CG/PL development environments.
CommuniGate Pro Real-Time Communications Server provides both Infrastructure with an open service creation environment and Application functions for standards-based VoIP, video, IM, presence, and real-time collaboration.
Pronto! : Full featured intuitive messaging client with a Flash user interface. All management is done through one application in a single dash, including email, video calling, VoIP calls, IM and RSS feeds, which ultimately reduces administration costs. All IP Communications features in a web browser with drag&drop easiness and click-to-call features. Interoperable across all platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux.
IP PBX : CommuniGate Pro ships with a PBX application that is fully scalable to serve as a hosted PBX solution or replace legacy PBX systems. The Dynamic Cluster allows providers to offer a domain-based hosted PBX solution on the most scalable and reliable platform in the industry. Lawful Interception features are built-in to the PBX application.
Softswitch : The CommuniGate Pro server-based software solution combines the functionality of class 4 and class 5 systems into a single platform, delivering end-to-end connectivity and PBX voice and conferencing applications to all subscribers. It provides Class 4 services with SIP signalling and call control or replacement of Class 4 TDM systems and allows Class 5 services with PBX, voicemail, audio conferencing, and auto-attendant applications or replacement of Class 5 TDM systems.
Conference Server : A robust and easy to use voice conferencing server allows you to host thousands of simultaneous .virtual conference. bridge calls, available to both PSTN and VoIP callers. Running your conference server in-house will greatly improve your call quality and ease of use while decreasing costs spent on conference service outsourcing. Call recording and archiving enables the ability to capture and store meeting information.
Auto-Attendant Application : Default support for simple office scenarios and extensible through the CG/PL language to fit any needs, including multiple language support. Can be extended for full Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Call Center services such as Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) and caller queuing.
Voicemail Application : Developed for typical office needs, and is fully extensible for carriers that need to provide voicemail for millions of subscribers.
Groupware Integration : CommuniGate Pro Real-Time Applications are not stand-alone point solutions, but are integrated into the email and groupware calendar unlike any communications platform on the market today. CommuniGate Pro provides click-to-call from the address book through both the webmail WebUser Interface and Outlook.
Application Development Platform : The CG/PL high-level language provides a simple platform for sophisticated voice applications. Emulated support for CPL and VoiceXML applications is included for easy migration from legacy systems.
The CommuniGate Pro EdgeGate Controller provides perimeter security, defensive services, and policy management to secure your IP Communications system. Using disparate gateway devices and appliances in your organization guarantees mistakes in administration and cracks in security. EdgeGate Controller is a far more advanced solution than traditional MTAs or filters because it manages both voice and data streams, and can place policy and compliance on both media and routing to secure your system against spam, viruses, malware, phishing, denial of service (DoS), and intrusion. EdgeGate policies are an intricate part of the entire CommuniGate Pro solution, acting together with the core message store to provide security and consolidated identity management to the communication system.
CommuniGate Pro EdgeGate Controller provides key benefits :
• Protection for all types of Internet Communications including email, IM, and VoIP
• A single software solution and point of contact
• Lower TCO by eliminating mismatched and poorly integrated infrastructure
• Reliability through cluster deployment providing 99.999% uptime
• Reduced administration cost from ease of use and automated provisioning
• Encrypted message store and secure instant messaging
• Integrated Session Border Controller, NAT traversal, and Media Proxy for VoIP and real-time applications
The EdgeGate Defense is built on the CommuniGate Pro platform and SMTP/SIP router. Award winning and customer endorsed for extremely high performance, reliability, and massive scalability, a CommuniGate Pro Dynamic Cluster with EdgeGate Services can manage and routinely handle millions of messages per hour and process thousands of call signals per second. This industry-leading, carrier-grade performance means that voice and data messages are delivered on time and protected against denial-of-service attacks and malware.
EdgeGate Defense provide a sophisticated, multi-layer security infrastructure :
Multi-tiered Security Infrastructure
CommuniGate Pro flow-control and anti-spam features in combination with third-party or open-source plugins protect your organization using a multifaceted approach using tested defense mechanisms such as Reputation, Adaptive, Policy, Preventative, Heuristic, Detection, Signatures, and Bayesian techniques, all within one solution.
Archiving and Lawful Interception
The CommuniGate Pro Rules engine provides detailed techniques for archiving messages via mirroring or message copying at the gateway or messages store. The CommuniGate Pro feature Lawful Interception includes granular controls for legal intervention.
Built-in Connection Flow Control
CommuniGate Pro includes core support for connection blacklisting, DNS blacklists (DNSBL/RBL), Spam Traps, and rate/messages limits for incoming and outgoing senders to protect against spam and virus bots and worms.
Support for Mobile Users
CommuniGate Pro provides full-service support for mobile users including SMTP AUTH and Read-then-Send, all tightly integrated into a single Identity Management solution for all accounts. Secure authentication methods can be enforced for both local and mobile users, and TLS encryption is offered on all protocols.
Real-Time and VoIP Connectivity
EdgeGate Defense includes superior Session Border Controller and NAT traversal capabilities in the CommuniGate Pro core product, eliminating the need for expensive border controller hardware for VoIP. CommuniGate Pro provides a single solution for all registrar and proxy needs including fully standards-compliant support for multiple registrations per AOR, support for Non-Adjacent Contacts, far-end and near-end NAT traversal, transparency for end-nodes, media proxying, and integrated presence server. All of this means your users will be able to connect and communicate reliably and securely, no matter where they are.
Monitoring and SNMP
The CommuniGate Pro WebAdmin Interface provides administrators a detailed view of the communications system, including advanced logging options for detailed monitoring and reporting. The built-in SNMP server and event notification enables real-time monitoring and can integrate with any standard SNMP monitoring application.
External Filter API
The CommuniGate Pro External Filter API is an open, published standard which encourages customers and third parties to extend the EdgeGate Defense through plugins. Many third-party plugins by well-recognized partners are available directly through CommuniGate Systems, and as well there are many open-source plugins developed by members of the CommuniGate community.
Third-Party Plugins Available Through CommuniGate Systems :
• McAfee VirusScan Plugin for CommuniGate Pro
• Sophos Anti-Virus Plugin for CommuniGate Pro
• Kaspersky Virus Scanner Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus Plugin for CommuniGate Pro
• Mailshell Spamcatcher Anti-Spam and Anti-Phishing Plugin for CommuniGate Pro
• Cloudmark Anti-Spam and Anti-Phishing Plugin for CommuniGate Pro
CommuniGate Pro benefits :
It's full featured. Provides IMS infrastructure based upon open standards for voice and data communications.
It's easy to maintain. Rolling updates and single system image design allows multi-million subscriber deployments to have quick and rapid provisioning and updates.
It's Flexible. CommuniGate Pro runs on Unix, Linux, OSX, Windows allowing Dynamic Cluster deployments and migrations to new platforms on the fly. Plus, it's open API facilitates integration with billing, provisioning, and additional management applications to run voice, data and multimedia.
It's Robust. CommuniGate Pro's advanced technology provides over 125 million users voice and data Internet Communications daily. Customer satisfaction, and reliability are key to our business success.
It's Secure. CommuniGate Pro's EdgeGate Controller offers advanced built-in Session Border Management infrastructure, along with support for leading third party anti-spam and anti-virus technologies.
It's Scalable. CommuniGate Pro's Dynamic Cluster architecture offers unlimited growth potential for the largest IMS deployments by Broadband providers often having 50 or more million subscribers. CommuniGate Pro holds the world record in messaging and recently demonstrated in benchmarks the highest scalable SIP proxy and BHCA rates for a 25 million subscriber base.
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