Wednesday, January 25, 2006

AT&T, Avaya, Juniper: All Team-Up On Enterprise & Secure VoIP

A couple of interersting announcements this afternoon.

First: AT&T Teams With Avaya For Enterprise VoIP, NetworkWorld, Author: Tim Greene

AT&T and Avaya have launched an alliance to migrate businesses to VoIP.

Using Avaya gear to run VoIP traffic over AT&T's IP backbone, the companies hope to smooth the way for customers that want to use VoIP in their businesses but also want to do so with a managed service.

While AT&T says its services can interoperate with customer-site gear from other vendors, with this alliance, AT&T offers management of the VoIP network down to the handset.

Second: Avaya, Juniper Team Up For Secure IP Telephony, InfoWorld, Author: Stephen Lawson

Avaya Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. have tightened a partnership to bring security together with the next wave of enterprise telephony.

Avaya will resell Juniper security products alongside its own IP (Internet Protocol) telephony gear and offer integration and support for both, the companies said Wednesday. Some channel partners of the two vendors will also be able to offer that package, said Lawrence Byrd, director of IP telephony and mobility at Avaya.


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