Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sipera Raises $13.2 Million for VoIP Security

Sipera Systems, a start-up based in Richardson, Texas, secured $13.2M in series B round funding for its security solutions for VoIP, mobile and multimedia communications.

The round was led by Sequoia Capital, and includes prior investors Austin Ventures and STAR Ventures. This latest funding brings Sipera's total to $19.5Mhttp://www.sipera.comIntroduced earlier this month, the Sipera IPCS 310 system designed to intelligently and transparently monitor VoIP traffic, detect anomalies in traffic and call patterns, and identify threats, to protect end-user devices and network infrastructures against attacks, misuse and service abuse. Sipera said its products can be deployed in any existing VoIP infrastructure due to its close development and integration work with leading VoIP infrastructure manufacturers. Key features include:

  • Real-time performance, including secure key management and wire speed encryption/decryption. The ability to decrypt TLS/SRTP in real-time.

  • Behavior learning algorithms for traffic and subscriber call patterns. This automatic system detects anomalies, verifies the source using methods such as sender intention verification and VoIP Turing tests, and protects against multiple threats while dramatically reducing false positive and negatives;

  • Network level intelligence which correlates events in real-time from different parts of the network for protection of elements against distributed attacks; and

  • Automatic and user controlled handling of VoIP SPAM.

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