Sunday, January 22, 2006

Kineto and Reef Point Confirm Interoperability

Kineto Wireless and Reef Point Systems confirmed the interoperability of their solutions for fixed-mobile convergence. The two companies have ensured interoperability between the Reef Point UMA Security Gateway and the Kineto IP Network Controller at the Kineto UMA test facility in Milpitas, California.

The Reef Point UMA Security Gateway is now qualified for deployment in conjunction with Kineto's UMA network controller.

The core component of Kineto's mobile/Wi-Fi convergence solution is the Kineto UNC (UMA Network Controller). The Kineto UNC is a carrier-class network element that integrates with a service provider's existing voice (MSC) and data (SGSN) switching systems, and uses standard interfaces to extend high- performance mobile services over IP access networks and WLANs. The Kineto UNC manages and secures all subscriber access to mobile, voice, data and IMS services from various WLAN locations, and facilitates automatic seamless roaming and handover between licensed radio access networks and WLANs.

Unlike other solutions, such as session border controllers, the Reef Point Systems' UMA Security Gateway is massively scalable, securing up to half a million simultaneous connections. The gateway enables secure Wi-Fi roaming and provides subscribers with confidentiality by encapsulating the call and signaling data in secure IPSec tunnels. It provides robust threat defense including stateful firewalls with Denial of Service attack prevention, intrusion detection services, custom firewall filtering, dynamic virtual routing with Network Address Translation, and session limiting to protect against external threats.