By John E. Dunn
13 July 2009
The innovative ZRTP Voice-over-IP encryption scheme invented by privacy
guru Phil Zimmermann is to be used exclusively in the gateway products
of only one company, UM Labs, the latter has announced.
UM Labs, founded by ex-Borderware man Peter Cox, who is also a long-time
associate of Zimmermann, has been using ZRTP inside its SIP controller
gateways since last November, but the new agreement makes the protocol a
unique feature of UM's products. UM Labs has been using Zimmermann's
client, Zfone, for three years.
The exact terms of the deal have not been made public, but it is
understood that ZRTP will now feature as an option on its RC-2100,
EC-4200 and SC-6600 family if SIP controllers for an indefinite period.
The agreement does not affect ZRTP's use in non-gateway products, such
as VoIP clients.
"By providing ZRTP across our entire product range, we are able to
ensure that all remote VoIP connections are protected with high grade
security. ZRTP means that we can provide encrypted VoIP connections to
devices on mobile networks, as well to those on fixed line networks and
on Wi-Fi connections," said UM Lab's Cox.
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