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Increases End User SIP-based Security While Protecting Service Providers' Network Infrastructure

GAITHERSBURG, MD and SAN DIEGO, CA - BroadSoft Connections 2005, October 17, 2005 - BroadSoft, the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced the launch of the BroadWorks Security Server for enhanced privacy and security of communications. The BroadWorks Security Server provides the highest level of security to end users by allowing access devices to connect to the network through encrypted channels using SIP/TLS (Transport Layer Security) and secure RTP.

In many markets, service providers have to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all transferred customer information. BroadSoft has introduced the BroadWorks Security Server as a fully integrated solution designed to simplify the deployment, management, and scaling of secure voice and video services.

Service providers who deploy the BroadWorks Security Server as part of their BroadWorks VoIP application platform gain increased levels of protection for their network infrastructure, through continuous intrusion and attack prevention. For example, the BroadWorks Security Server shields the network from brute force denial of service attacks that can potentially disable communications for all end users.

"The BroadWorks Security Server represents the next generation of SIP-based access security for service providers and their customers," explained Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer for BroadSoft. "By tightly integrating the Security Server with the BroadWorks application platform, service providers can offer the level of security that their customers demand, while still meeting regulatory requirements such as CALEA."

BroadSoft's BroadWorks Security Server is based on software created by Covergence, a hardware and software development company based outside Boston, Massachusetts.

BroadSoft will demonstrate the BroadWorks Security Server at the third annual BroadSoft Connections 2005 Executive Users Conference in San Diego, CA. The demonstration will use a Siemens phone and BroadSoft's new soft client, the BroadWorks Communicator, to demonstrate the BroadWorks Security Server in the BroadSoft pavilion. (See related press releases issued today regarding the BroadSoft Connections 2005 conference and the BroadWorks Communicator product.)

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless and wireline carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft's customer base of 135 network operators, including BellSouth, MCI, Singtel, Telstra, Verizon and XO Communications leads the industry with more than 1,500,000 lines deployed. Additional information is available at www.broadsoft.com.

About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft, now a part of Cisco, is a technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses and service providers across 80 countries. We aim to empower users and teams to share ideas and work simply to achieve breakthrough performance. For additional information, visit www.BroadSoft.com.

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