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Avaya Ranked as an Innovator in the Info-Tech Research Group's 2016 Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Vendor Landscape

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - September 22, 2016) - Avaya announced today that it has been ranked as an Innovator in the Info-Tech Research Group's 2016 Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Vendor Landscape. Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

The 2016 Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Vendor Landscape evaluated nine networking vendors who offer broad capabilities across wired and wireless infrastructure, subsequently placing them in one of four categories. Vendors and their products are evaluated by: features, usability, affordability and architecture; and viability, strategy, reach and channel. Vendors recognized as Innovators demonstrated innovative product strengths that act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market.

The report also highlighted three trends with major impacts for IT: unified management and application visibility; the escalating demands from Internet of Things, and that SDN is here to stay as it is only through automation and orchestration that companies will be able to survive the pace of change.

Avaya Networking was recognized by Info-Tech Research Group for "compelling offerings for BYOD and Internet of Things (IoT)." The company's long-term focus on unified communications has driven innovation in networking to support all the requirements needed for high-quality connectivity for mobility/BYOD and IoT use cases, ensuring that device on-boarding, policy enforcement and security are accomplished with ease, if not built-in as a default. The requirements of broad use of high-bandwidth multi-media such as videoconferencing are managed seamlessly through the "massive scalability" of Avaya Fabric Connect, which also enables edge-only provisioning and data center interconnects.

Earlier this year, Avaya announced Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare -- now called Avaya Mantle -- to enable healthcare organizations to easily and securely connect critical healthcare machines and devices to the network using an Avaya Open Networking Adapter, which acts as a bridge between IoT devices. A recent announcement about its capabilities in stealth networking demonstrates that end-to-end or hyper-segmentation is not only possible without the anticipated complexity, it's a critical, foundational approach that reduces or eliminates broad-scale exposure to the network core from breaches occurring at the edge of the network.

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"Avaya's experience as a market leader in communications software and systems combined with our networking solutions provides a unique vantage point from which to see market need and opportunity for innovation. We strive to make our networking solutions inherently secure, simple and scalable, enabling IT to focus on delivering the services their company requires."
Mark Randall, SVP and GM, Avaya Networking

About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. Avaya Breeze enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. The Avaya fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 30,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has an eighteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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