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Avaya and IBM expand relationship

Avaya Inc. and IBM Corp. have announced an expansion of their alliance relationship to deliver unified communicatio...


June 17, 2009  


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Avaya Inc. and IBM Corp. have announced an expansion of their alliance relationship to deliver unified communications offerings backed by newly Avaya certified security products for enterprise clients and government organizations. 

 

The two companies also plan to focus support on Avaya’s new Aura unified communications architecture  by incorporating it into existing IBM converged communications services.

 

In addition, Avaya has certified the IBM Internet Security Systems’ Proventia GX 5208 and Proventia Management SiteProtector SP1001 as compliant with its IP telephony product suite.

 

“As more and more companies move toward unified communications, it’s important that they take a holistic approach to security that encompasses multi-vendor applications in mobile and virtual environments,” said Dan Powers, vice president of brand, strategy, marketing and business development at IBM ISS.

 

 “Individual workers will assume security comes from the core, but they can be one of the most vulnerable points of entry if it does not.”