snom Technology AG, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced voice over IP (VoIP) phones for enterprise and residential markets, announced today it has teamed with CudaTel, a wholly owned subsidiary of content security vendor Barracuda Networks Inc., to deliver an affordable, reliable and easy to deploy end-to-end VoIP communications solution to the SMB and enterprise markets.
The pairing enables businesses to use snom’s portfolio of Linux-based SIP VoIP phones with CudaTel’s recently launched CudaTel Communication Server offering, an IP PBX and communications appliance that delivers dozens of new features and functions managed via a Web-based user interface. CudaTel’s platform is based on FreeSWITCH, a free open source software communications platform for voice and chat-driven products released under the MPL free software license.
As part of the go-to-market partnership, the companies have conducted rigorous interoperability and certification testing to ensure the joint solution is fully integrated and deployment ready and that the two companies’ gear will integrate seamlessly and ease VoIP deployments.
“We are pleased to be working with CudaTel as we continue to partner with the best-in-class technology partners,” said Dr. Michael Knieling, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for snom technology AG. “CudaTel is taking the expertise Barracuda Networks established with its data communications infrastructure product portfolio and bringing this same innovation into open source VoIP with a robust, FreeSWITCH-based platform. Teaming up with CudaTel creates a full, end-to-end VoIP solution for companies of any size built on an open source model.”
The CudaTel Communication Server comes in four models with prices starting at $2,000 and can support from 25 to thousands of VoIP telephones. It offers automated handset provisioning and deployment call routing, call recording, call queuing, parking, unified messaging and voice mail, conferencing and conference bridges. It also features automated attendant services, Active directory integration and follow-me functionality. CudaTel also offers unlimited 24x7 phone and email support with each CudaTel server and does not require per-user, per-box or per-feature licensing fees.
“CudaTel was built from the ground up to be an innovative and affordable VoIP system and designed to work exclusively with best-of-breed SIP phones like the endpoints offered by snom,” said Sean Heiney, CudaTel product manager and director of new product initiatives for Barracuda Networks. “Partnering with snom ensures that our CudaTel Communication Server customers will have access to telephones that are easily deployed and provisioned, and that offer a host of capabilities and functions.”
The new partnership enables CudaTel CCS users to take advantage of snom’s portfolio of SIP-based commercial-grade VoIP phones, including the snom 320, snom 360 and snom 380, as well as the new snom 820 and the snom 870 color touch-screen phone. Additional snom products include the snom MeetingPoint conferencing phone and the snom m3 IP DECT phone. Along with interoperating with CudaTel’s IP PBX offerings, snom’s intelligent SIP endpoints also support a variety of unified communications applications and SIP-based VoIP platforms.
snom technology AG develops and manufactures VoIP telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high quality, customizable, and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company’s history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s software exists in the firmware on the phones – making it easier for users to download updates and new features. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, snom technology AG also has an office in Beverly, MA. The company distributes its fourth generation SIP phones through its network of authorized reseller partners in Europe, South America, Asia-Pac, Africa, and Australia. For more information on snom, please visit www.snom.com.
With the vision of creating the next-generation phone system, CudaTel is a collaboration between Barracuda Networks and FreeSWITCH. A wholly owned subsidiary of Barracuda Networks, CudaTel operates out of its Ann Arbor, Michigan research center. For more information please visit www.cudatel.com.
Barracuda Networks Inc. built its reputation as the worldwide leader in content security appliances by offering easy to use and affordable products that protect organizations from email, Web and IM threats. Barracuda Networks has leveraged its success in the security market to offer networking products that improve application delivery and network access as well as world-class solutions for message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L’Oreal, and Europcar are amongst the more than 85,000 organizations protecting their networks with Barracuda Networks’ solutions. Barracuda Networks’ success is due to its ability to deliver easy to use, comprehensive solutions that solve the most serious issues facing customer networks without unnecessary add-ons, maintenance, lengthy installations or per user license fees. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, Calif. Barracuda Networks has offices in 10 international locations and distributors in more than 80 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.
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