Avaya IP Office 8.1 Solution Enhances Mobility, Security
The latest version of the platform also offers vastly improved scalability—IP Office now scales up to 1,000 users in a single location.Business collaboration and communications solutions specialist Avaya announced the latest version of its unified communications solution for small and midsize enterprises, IP Office 8.1, which boasts mobility, management and security features, as well as custom-built services, designed to help organizations adapt to bring-your-own-device initiatives. The latest version of the platform also offers vastly improved scalabilityIP Office now scales up to 1,000 users in a single location, up from 384 for the previous iteration. Other features include the Flare Communicator mobility application, which allows business-class calling, presence, company directory search, and management of two simultaneous calls on Apple iPad tablets or Windows-based laptops. The app also lets users drag and drop available contacts into a spotlight, and launch instant messages, voice calls or emails by tapping the screen.
Enhanced security features are expected to be available later this year, specifically, the ability to encrypt media and signaling connections without using a virtual private network (VPN) for UC, and protection against toll fraud, denial of service attacks, and other threats through use of a new SME version of the companys Session Border Controller, which delivers a session initiation protocol (SIP)-based firewall.