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Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN [PDF]

15 Sep 2016
Avaya has been ranked as an Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group’s 2016 Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Vendor Landscape. Avaya Networking was recognized by Info-Tech Research Group for “compelling offerings for BYOD and Internet of Things (IoT). Vendors recognized as Innovators demonstrate innovative product strengths that act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market.

End-To-End Network Segmentation Research [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
This research study was conducted by an independent survey research firm, and provides valuable information that assesses organizations views and readiness to implement end-to-end network segmentation.

Securing the Everywhere-Perimeter Infographic [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
This infographic provides a view into the perceptions and use of end-to-end network segmentation as a baseline security approach to the new everywhere perimeter. The information is based on research study was conducted by an independent survey research firm.

Fabric Connect Customer Experience Research Report [PDF]

09 Feb 2015
This independent market research set out to investigate the impact Avaya Fabric Connect has had on its customer base. It shows that all key performance indicators have improved, but also that many common problems typically associated with running a network have actually been almost eradicated for some customers.


Smarter Networking with Native Stealth [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
By natively embedding stealth capabilities into the fabric of their network, organizations can significantly reduce their exposure to and risk of cyberattack. Avoiding many of the conventional hooks, and obsoleting the typical tools, that hackers seek to exploit, businesses can reduce their exposure and more tightly focus their specialist security efforts.

Smarter Networking with Hyper-Segmentation [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
With hyper-segmentation, organizations can establish borders to defend against unauthorized lateral movement, reduce their attack profile, deliver highly effective breach isolation, improve the effectiveness of anomaly scanning, and greatly improve the value of specialist security appliances.

Smarter Networking with Automatic Elasticity [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
Elasticity delivers multiple benefits to the information-centric organization: service agility is enhanced, access control can be effectively enforced, any unused or redundant configuration is rolled back, leaving the network edge “clean”. Flipping the convention of access-by-default, automatic elasticity obscures even the hint of network configuration, let alone connectivity, unless and until successful authentication.

How Avaya Networking Complements VMware Virtualization [PDF]

05 Jul 2016
Avaya Networking solutions provide significant benefits for every VMware deployment and any Software-Defined Data Center implementation.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced IoT [PDF]

22 Mar 2016
Avaya has pioneered the concept of “network elasticity”, and is uniquely positioned – by virtue of differentiated technologies – to deliver solutions that make this a reality.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced Mobility [PDF]

22 Mar 2016
Avaya creates unified access solutions that seamlessly integrate wireless with traditional access and the greater network. Featuring a holistic, cohesive approach to access control, and leveraging enterprise-class authentication and authorization capabilities, these solutions deliver what matters most: a high-quality experience, independent of the access technology.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced Agility. [PDF]

09 Mar 2016
With an Avaya Fabric Connect foundation, IT can dramatically revolutionize their ability to deliver agile services. By fundamentally changing the way that the network is built and operated, businesses can shift their focus from mundane, time-consuming maintenance to value-adding initiatives; re-directing precious skills to enhance the business’s operational efficiency and competitive capability.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced Cyber Security [PDF]

04 Mar 2016
Avaya delivers businesses a smart alternative to the conventional, outdated techniques and technologies that are proving largely ineffective to digital-age threats. Solutions created using the Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture leverage, at their foundation, a next-generation network virtualisation technology that naturally compartmentalises traffic.

Avaya Fabric Extend [PDF]

04 Jan 2016
Avaya Fabric Extend technology provides a flexible and scalable solution to enable network-wide extension over private and provider IP infrastructures for the very significant benefits that Fabric Connect is delivering businesses today.

Avaya Virtual Services Platform 8000 Series [PDF]

29 Dec 2015
The Avaya Virtual Services Platform 8000 Series is the first incarnation of a new concept in data networking, the compact form-factor (CFF) Ethernet Switch. The CFF concept seeks to address the needs of businesses that range from the mid-market all the way up to mid-to-large Enterprises, with highly flexible deployment capabilities

Avaya Networking Solutions [PDF]

29 Jun 2015
Interactive Guide of Avaya Networking Solutions

Top 10 things you need to know about Avaya Fabric Connect [PDF]

05 Jun 2015
Avaya Fabric Connect is an industry unique solution that offers a number of characteristics that set it apart from competing offers. The Top 10 list will give you a sneak peek of the advantages Fabric Connect offers.

The Network That Adds Value [PDF]

19 Jan 2015
Avaya has created a new way of deploying and running networks, one that fundamentally transitions from traditional ‘cost center’ perception to that of ‘business enabler’, so that you can lower the cost of ownership and enhance returns.

Fact Sheets

Avaya Virtual Services Platform 8404 [PDF]

29 Dec 2015
Avaya progresses the Compact Form-Factor Ethernet Switch concept with the introduction of a flexible, semi-modular option. This expansion to the VSP 8000 Series enables businesses to satisfy many typical deployments scenarios with a consistent hardware platform.

Avaya Virtual Services Platform 8284XSQ [PDF]

29 Dec 2015
The VSP 8284XSQ is the first model in the new VSP 8000 Series range of products. It is a Compact Form-Factor Ethernet Switch designed to deliver sophisticated yet simplified functionality in deployments for mid-sized business.

Complementing Avaya Fabric Connect with Senetas Encryption [PDF]

13 Nov 2015
An integrated Avaya-Senetas solution achieves high levels of protection for the extended network, and is relevant beyond simply the Data Center.

Establishing a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance Foundation [PDF]

11 Apr 2015
Avaya's Fabric Connect next-generation networking solution leverage standards-based technology to provide an inherently strong and more secure infrastructure that can provide the basis for a network that supports PCI compliance.

Avaya and IPv6

14 Dec 2012
Avaya is committed to the implementation of IPv6 in its products and has been supporting IPv6 for many years.

White Papers

Defining and Protecting Essential Applications and Confidential Data [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
The challenge of business continuity and information security is not the complexities of individual components or even the technology as a whole, but determining precisely which applications and what data needs protection. Avaya makes it possible for the network to handle once-manual functions automatically, reducing the potential for error, and accelerating time-to-service. This empowers the network to quickly respond to changing business requirements with precision and flexibility.

Securing the Everywhere Perimeter [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
IoT, BYOD, and cloud have fragmented the traditional network perimeter. Businesses need an effective strategy to differentiate critical applications and confidential data, partition user and devices, establish policy boundaries, and reduce their exposure. Avaya delivers technologies that help secure the everywhere-perimeter. By providing a foundational layer that seamlessly manages hyper-segmentation, native stealth, and automatic elasticity across the organization. Avaya makes protecting and managing everywhere-access practical.

Divide & Conquer: Cybersecurity Through Hyper-Segmentation

06 Sep 2016
Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, forcing organizations to find a better way to thwart attacks and protect access to enterprise networks. Avaya hyper-segmentation creates dead ends for hackers. If one segment of the network is attacked, hyper-segmentation prevents uncontrolled access everywhere. Any damage is contained to one isolated segment. And, in the age of IoT, scalability is important: you can set up any number of isolated segments quickly and easily. Learn more in this white paper sponsored by Avaya.

The New World Of Network Security [PDF]

02 Sep 2016
This whitepaper offers a roadmap for implementing smart, multilevel security capabilities to simplify access control, overcome inherent vulnerabilities in the IP protocol and enable new levels of network segmentation and isolation

The Business of Speed

10 Jun 2015
Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture can. A lengthy change cycle isn’t necessary every time your network needs an update. Find out how to move your IT staff from routine maintenance to innovative, business critical initiatives that enhance operational efficiency. With an Avaya Fabric Connect foundation, run your network at business speed.

Avaya Next-Generation Network Fabric Technology - Fabric Connect [PDF]

15 Apr 2015
By creating one contiguous, end-to-end Fabric, Avaya is empowering businesses to achieve unprecedented levels of infrastructure productivity, service agility, and network dependability, the very essence of the fast, flexible, and more secure design aspirations.

Leveraging Stealth Networking to Facilitate Payment Card Industry (PCI)-compliance [PDF]

15 Apr 2015
The effort to deliver and maintain a converged network that supports Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance can be dramatically simplified by leveraging the Avaya Fabric Connect technology to create and deliver stealthy networking services.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Software-Defined Data Center

18 Mar 2015
An evolution to a fully virtualized data center is underway—you can remove network complexity, add automation, and evolve applications. Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research, explains how your network can be a key competitive differentiator when you capitalize on the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and capabilities that come with virtualization.

Avaya Fabric Connect: Metzler's Perspective [PDF]

21 Jan 2015
Avaya Fabric Connect supports a wide range of network functionality, and it can serve as a unified backbone technology not only in the Data Center, but also in the Campus network, the metropolitan area network, and even a private Ethernet WAN. This white paper, published by the Analyst firm, Ashton, Metzler, & Associates, provides a look at the technology behind Avaya Fabric Connect, the benefits it offers and a call to action for those looking to dramatically reduce the complexity of their networks.

The Network is Critical to IP Surveillance [PDF]

29 May 2014
This paper by Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research, discusses the growth of IP video surveillance, the challenges today’s networks face in deploying the solution, the optimal network requirements needed to deploy IP video surveillance, and presents recommendations for companies looking to implement the solution.

Integrating VXLAN with Avaya Fabric Connect [PDF]

24 Aug 2012
VMware's VXLAN and Avaya's SPB-based Fabric Connect complementary; and when used together they can help businesses build agile, scalable environments that enhance the total value proposition of highly virtualized next-generation infrastructures, combining fully orchestrated computing and networking.

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