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Ranch Networks Develops Redundancy Solution for Asterisk

Ranch Networks Develops Redundancy Solution for Asterisk
New Feature Enables Open Source PBX Users Uninterrupted VoIP Service

Morganville, NJ — May 8, 2006 — Ranch Networks, the first IP telephony network appliance provider to integrate security and bandwidth control for IP-based applications, today introduced 1+1 High Availability (HA) to its RN series of appliances. The 1+1 HA feature will provide users with reliable, redundant and uninterrupted VoIP service between any two Asterisk servers, even when the servers are not on the same network.

When connecting two Asterisk servers to a RN appliance, the RN appliance monitors both servers through the 1+1 HA solution by simulating real-time SIP registration requests. If one of the servers stops responding to the SIP requests, the RN appliance will automatically redirect all calls to the other Asterisk server–providing users with uninterrupted VoIP service.

The 1+1 HA feature enables synchronization among the two Asterisk servers by representing them as a single IP address, which allows IT personnel to maintain or replace any of the Asterisk servers without VoIP service interruption. Ranch Networks developed the 1+1 HA solution to synchronize the databases in both Asterisk IP PBX servers allowing branch office users continued and uninterrupted VoIP service.

“Ranch Networks understands the need for reliable VoIP service,” said Ram Ayyakad, founder and CEO of Ranch Networks. “The 1+1 HA feature enables the Asterisk IP PBX servers to provide reliable 24/7 VoIP service to enterprise level solutions.”

Starting with Asterisk, the open source PBX, Ranch Networks’ offers the RN300, RN20, RN40 and RN41 to provide dynamic, protocol independent, per-call authenticated network access. These products will supply unprecedented VoIP security, bandwidth management, VPN, accounting and switching capabilities to small to mid-size enterprises, service providers and carriers.

The RN300, RN20, RN40, and RN41 are available through leading Asterisk resellers worldwide ranging in price from $600 to $17,300. For a list of resellers or additional information, please visit www.ranchnetworks.com.

About Ranch Networks
Ranch Networks offers IP telephony network appliances that secure, manage and scale VoIP traffic beyond existing firewall technologies. The company’s flagship RN series of products are the first-ever appliances to integrate security and bandwidth control for VoIP applications. Established in 2000 by award-winning ex-Bell Labs engineers, Ranch Networks guarantees the delivery of reliable and secure IP communications between office employees, remote office locations or service providers and enterprise customers.

About Asterisk
Code for Asterisk, originally written by Mark Spencer of Digium Inc., has been contributed from open source software engineers around the world. It supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, and VoIP packet protocols such as IAX, SIP and H.323. It supports US and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.

Ranch Networks and the Ranch Networks logo, are registered trademarks of Ranch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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MRB Public Relations, Inc.
732-758-1100 x103
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Shannon Gotthelf
MRB Public Relations, Inc
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