Start-up etherFAX Launches Infrastructure as a Service Solution to Deliver Faxes via the Cloud
Marlboro, NJ (April, 14 2010) – After nearly a year in development, etherFAX, Inc., today launched its namesake fax solution which utilizes the Internet to transport fax communications. The company and product provide a new approach to managing network-based fax communication all while significantly reducing costs.
Fully supporting third-party virtual fax server solutions, etherFAX® extends existing systems to the cloud, and allows organizations to keep their existing fax numbers. Serving as a fax communications provider (FCP), etherFAX manages all connections to and from telecommunications carriers. Organizations simply connect their on-premise fax server infrastructure to etherFAX, and all fax communications are securely delivered via HTTP/S.
etherFAX eliminates the need for fax boards and recurring telephony fees, which typically includes the complexities and costs of provisioning PRI, T1, and/or analog connections. Utilizing an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model, etherFAX leverages a vast array of virtual ports, making them available to securely send and receive high volumes of fax transmissions.
“With etherFAX, your faxes are secure and never stored off-site, said Paul Banco, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at etherFAX. “We provide the fax communication transport to and from existing fax server solutions as well as other fax-enabled applications such as email, ERP systems, DMS and multi-function printers.”
etherFAX is not a hosted solution nor should it be considered a fax over IP (FoIP) system. The etherFAX communications protocol (ECP) is a proprietary, real-time encrypted communication transport between a fax server and the etherFAX data center, ensuring 100 percent reliable communications. As a result, etherFAX does not experience the issues associated with other protocols, such as SIP T.38, G711 and FoIP.
Unlike some demanding communications protocols such as T.38, etherFAX is designed to operate in the most unreliable of environments using minimal network bandwidth. When processing faxes, an organization’s virtual fax server provides the “what” and “where,” and etherFAX handles the rest, reliably managing fax transmissions from start to finish.