SYDNEY, Australia, June 11, 2008 - ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications (UC) solutions, today announced the appointment of WhiteGold Solutions as a national distributor for ShoreTel in Australia. With more than 750 value-added resellers (VARs), WhiteGold Solutions is adding ShoreTel's Unified Communications (UC) solution to its portfolio.
Under the terms of the agreement, WhiteGold Solutions will offer ShoreTel's UC solutions and services to its national base of VARs. This will provide them with a UC solution that makes office and mobile workers at SMBs and enterprises more productive and better able to collaborate, while offering the best products for the lowest total cost of ownership.
"We were looking for a company that could deliver a 'Pure IP' UC solution - both in hardware and software - to add to our portfolio," said Dominic Whitehand, managing director of WhiteGold Solutions. "ShoreTel has a great reputation as a strong UC vendor and we are particularly impressed with its market leadership in customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with them."
ShoreTel's distributed software architecture and switched-based hardware platform deliver enterprise-class voice services and reliability and scale from 10 to tens of thousands of users, offering voice and data integration. The ShoreTel UC system is a full-featured, completely integrated solution that keeps employees fully connected wherever they go using the most convenient device.
"WhiteGold has a strong reach to the leading and higher-end system integrators throughout Australia - people who want the best Pure IP solution available," said Mark Arman, vice president of business development at ShoreTel. "After careful assessment, we felt that WhiteGold with its deep knowledge of the market, combined with its commitment to reseller partnerships and quality salespeople made them a good fit for us."
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications-voice, video, messaging and data -with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 02 9959 8000
About WhiteGold Solutions
WhiteGold Solutions is a value-add distributor (VAD) in the Australian IT channel. The company's strategy is defined as "niche-on-niche" - niche products into niche markets. This strategy gives resellers better margins, services, support and (ultimately) better value in all solutions involving the WhiteGold Product Portfolio. The company was incorporated in Australia in 2002 by seasoned IT security identities with experience across sales and marketing, technical capabilities and channel knowledge in this space. The company provides products to resellers encompassing the SME, Education, Government, Corporate and Enterprise sectors - with key niche verticals within each. Key Vendors represented are AirTight Networks, Allied Telesis, Array Networks, Barracuda Networks, Exinda Networks, Fortinet, eEye Digital Security, Isilon Systems, Kaspersky Lab, Swivel Secure, WatchGuard and more. For further information, please visit: www.whitegold.com.au