Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and
communications solutions, announced it has acquired Sipera, a worldwide
provider of Unified Communications (UC) solutions, including Session Border
Control (SBC) functionality and a range of UC security applications. Sipera
will become a fully integrated part of Avaya.
Sipera strengthens Avaya’s UC portfolio with a set of
fit-for-purpose, enterprise-class SBC capabilities for Session Initiation
Protocol (SIP) trunking that offers customers and channel partners flexibility,
security and value.
The company’s open, standards-based solutions work in
both Avaya and non-Avaya networks. Combined with Avaya Aura, Sipera’s solutions
will provide customers with secure VoIP, SIP trunks, videoconferencing,
cloud-based communications, instant messaging, and collaboration tools for
workers in any location using any business or consumer device.
“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,”
said Alan Baratz, Senior Vice President and President, Global Communications
Sipera provides application-layer security that is
intuitive, easy-to-manage and can lower the total cost of ownership of UC and
Contact Center deployments. Security features include a patent-pending remote
worker solution that helps deploy VPN-less solutions and advanced toll fraud
“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. Together, our
solutions simplify and streamline deployment and management of enterprise UC,
improving communications flexibility, accelerating user adoption, and
maximizing return on investment,” said Jim Timmer, COO, Sipera.
Avaya recently announced
new product releases, customers and innovations in the small and medium
These announcements include the new version of Avaya’s
communications solution for this market — Avaya IP Office 7.0 — which drives
improved savings, user experiences, and collaboration for a new generation of
entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and mid-size firms.
By Telecomlead.com Team