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Avaya Expands Unified Communications Portfolio by Acquiring Sipera
"Sipera's broad portfolio of open, enterprise-focused security technologies strongly align with our own Avaya Aura unified communications architecture. Together, we will help customers simplify deployment, management and maintenance of secure, multi-vendor UC and contact center environments while providing them with greater flexibility to support remote and mobile employees using the device that best suits their needs," Dr. Alan Baratz, senior vice president and president, global communications solutions, Avaya said in a statement.
This recent acquisition will enable Avaya to dramatically increase its UC portfolio with SBC capabilities for Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) trunking that give both customers and channel partners a high level of flexibility and security. A press release stated that Sipera’s (News - Alert) solutions will be seamlessly integrated in both Avaya and non-Avaya networks. Avaya customers will gain access to secure VoIP, SIP trunks, videoconferencing, cloud-based communications, instant messaging, and many other tools that workers can utilize in any location through various devices, according to the release.
"Integration of our solutions with Avaya Aura is a significant milestone in the evolution of unified communications. With the combined offerings, users enjoy rich, responsive communication experiences that span multiple channels, applications, devices and networks. These communications incorporate security and compliance features that ensure mission-critical information and resources are safeguarded. Together, our solutions simplify and streamline deployment and management of enterprise UC, improving communications flexibility, accelerating user adoption, and maximizing return on investment." Jim Timmer, COO, Sipera commented.
Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Chris DiMarco