Avaya Releases Session Border Controller for Enterprise
The announcement comes as organizations of all sizes are dealing with BYOD, mobile device management issues and how they impact security.Business collaboration and communications solutions provider Avaya announced the release of Session Border Controller for Enterprise. SBCE provides organizations with a solution to secure Session Initiation Protocol- (SIP-) based applications across networks and offers new security enhancements for enterprise collaboration. The platform is designed to help companies more effectively manage bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies, where employees use a single device for both work and personal use. Enhanced security features include support for the Avaya Flare Experience on Apple iPad tablets—an interface with one-click access to real-time, enterprisewide audio, video and Web collaboration—as well as for Avaya one-X Mobile applications on iPhones. "The Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise makes sense for businesses, as SIP connectivity grows and security becomes a critical requirement for BYOD implementations," Dianne Myers, principal analyst at Infonetics Research, said in a statement. "As more companies deploy UC interfaces on smartphones and tablets, the VPN-less capability found on the Avaya SBCE will enable businesses to simplify, speed and ultimately increase collaboration across a remote workforce."
In addition, users can dump clunky virtual private networks (VPN) for a secure, business-dedicated desk phone or soft phone that automatically authenticates to one IP address on a single SBCE. Secure SIP trunking and SIP-based remote worker applications help enable companies gain the benefits of SIP with greater protection. SIP extends rich unified communications (UC) features to distributed workers in a more efficient way, using an open-standards approach to drive flexible architectures.