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Avaya security experts to speak at NetSec 2004

Security experts from Avaya Inc. will highlight strategies businesses can use to establish secure, continuous commu...


June 11, 2004  


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Security experts from Avaya Inc. will highlight strategies businesses can use to establish secure, continuous communications during NetSec 2004.

The conference, which focuses on security of networked information systems, takes place next week in San Francisco.

According to the company, today’s businesses must balance the need for timely communication from any location over any device against a growing number of security concerns –from increased legal requirements governing the privacy of voice mail and other “stored” voice communications, to growing internal and external threats such as unauthorized access via PBX ports.

“Today’s virtual enterprises support an increasingly mobile workforce and business relationships that require faster, easier access to resources and information over a proliferating number of communication devices,” said George Sullivan, chief technical officer for the Avaya Global Services Consulting and Integration Group.

“The efficiencies and advanced capabilities of converged networks and Internet protocol (IP) telephony can help businesses meet those business imperatives, but distributed networks and new virtual business modelsalso present unique communications security challenges that businesses may not be equipped to handle.”

Recent Avaya research shows that 42% of organizations surveyed believe IP-based systems will provide them with greater security and business continuity.

Sullivan will outline the strategies and resources businesses can use to address the unique security and business continuity challenges of distributed IP telephony networks.