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GREENVILLE, SC - December 14, 2009 - Catalyst Telecom, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Sipera Systems, a leading provider of unified communications security appliance hardware and maintenance services.

Sipera’s solutions secure voice, video, collaboration and other real-time communications in converged IP networks to any endpoint. By offering these solutions, resellers can deliver an enhanced level of assurance that the VoIP and Unified Communications (UC) solutions they are offering are secure, thanks to threat protection, policy enforcement, access control and appropriate encryption, all deployed seamlessly onto the network.

What’s more, Sipera offers VIPER Lab professional services, available through Catalyst, which include vulnerability assessments and architecture consulting, ensuring the reseller and the end user are implementing the most effective, secure communications solution. As a result, resellers can ensure that their end users’ VoIP and UC projects support compliance with security mandates, such as student or patient data privacy, as well as financial transaction and consumer information confidentiality. The result is faster, more confident adoption of new UC applications, expansion to new network segments and users, and greater project success.

“Oftentimes, end users are hesitant to implement UC solutions because of security concerns,” said John Black, president, Catalyst Telecom. “Sipera’s solutions provide a level of protection that can enable resellers to more effectively deliver these communications solutions in almost any environment, allowing for more rapid adoption from the end user.”

”Technology analysts have reported that security is one of the chief concerns that can inhibit an enterprise from adopting VoIP and UC,” said Dean Roth, Vice President of Sales, Central Region, Sipera Systems. “Resellers have found that they can simply and seamlessly address security concerns with Sipera’s award-winning solutions. As a result, VoIP and UC adoption is faster, with less risk and greater return on investment. Resellers find that their customers will purchase and deploy more next-generation solutions more rapidly when Sipera is in their portfolio.”

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About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products, consisting of seven sales units in North America, Latin America and Europe.

ScanSource POS & Barcoding in North America, Latin America and Europe delivers AIDC and POS solutions; Catalyst Telecom in the US, and ScanSource Communications in North America and Europe, provide voice, video and converged communications equipment; and ScanSource Security in North America offers physical security solutions. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #854 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit

About Sipera Systems
Sipera Systems, the leader in real-time UC security, enables enterprises to simplify and confidently deploy their VoIP and unified communications over any network to any device while service providers can protect and quickly offer new IP-based communication services. Backed by the extensive vulnerability research of the Sipera VIPER Lab, the Sipera UC-Sec products provide comprehensive threat protection, policy enforcement, access control, and privacy in a single, real-time appliance. Dozens of customers around the world trust Sipera to provide unmatched VoIP security and UC security. For more information, visit