April 17, 2014 4:15 PM ET

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Company Overview of Avaya Inc.

Company Overview

Avaya Inc. provides business collaboration and communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It offers Radvision Scopia, a portfolio of hardware and software products; Avaya Aura Conferencing that gives users one-touch control over collaboration; and The Avaya Flare Experience, an interface with one-click access to real-time, and enterprise-wide audio, video, and Web collaboration. The company also provides Avaya one-X Communicator for unified communications capabilities, including voice calling, audio conferencing, instant messaging and presence, corporate directories, and communication logs; Avaya one-X Mobile to access enterprise communications from mobile devices; Av...

4655 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2000

14,415 Employees



Key Executives for Avaya Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 57
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 60
President of Global Field Operations and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 54
Senior Vice President and President of Avaya Global Services
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Avaya Inc. Key Developments

Avaya Extends the Automated Campus to End the Network Waiting Game

Avaya has simplified network infrastructures with Fabric Connect technology driving the Automated Campus, which now extends to the wireless edge with the introduction of a new series of Wireless LAN solutions. Supporting the next generation Wi-Fi standard (802.11ac), the Wireless LAN 9100 Series can further reduce end user waiting time by offering faster gigabit Wi-Fi throughput. The WLAN 9100 Application Control feature recognizes over 1,000 of the most popular business and personal applications and allows administrators to create granular policies to block, restrict and/or prioritize specific applications so that business-critical applications come first. Avaya's networking portfolio can eliminate the need for maintenance windows required by the majority of traditional networks underlying businesses. Avaya Fabric Connect automatically configures the distribution and core switches, so IT personnel need only configure edge devices. Avaya's Fabric Connect now extends to the new Wireless LAN 9100 series for zero-touch provisioning of access points and edge-only provisioning of services. IT departments save hours if not days and reduce the potential for errors that cause outages that impact business agility, revenues, and IT professionals' careers.

Spectralink Announces Availability of Portfolio of 84-Series Wi-Fi Telephones Through Avaya

Spectralink Corporation announced that its portfolio of 84-Series Wi-Fi Telephones will be sold through through the Avaya DevConnect Select Product Program. The Select Product Program offers customers a streamlined way to order Avaya-compatible, third-party solutions chosen for the powerful capabilities they bring to Avaya's portfolio. The Spectralink 84-Series Wi-Fi telephones offered through the program have been compliance-tested for compatibility with Avaya Aura Communication Manager, Avaya IP Office and Avaya Communications Server 1000. By integrating with an Avaya platform, it makes it easy for companies to improve productivity and responsiveness for on-site mobile professionals across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Built on open standards, the Spectralink 84-Series voice over Wi-Fi handsets transform the delivery of mobile enterprise applications by bringing the power of thin client and browser technology to front-line professionals in an easy-to-use and easy-to-manage interface. Additionally, the Spectralink 84-Series supports a broad range of interfaces to wireless LANs, and multiple enterprise applications in order to deliver maximum interoperability and one of the lowest overall costs of ownership in the industry. As part of Avaya's orderable solution set, Spectralink solutions can be easily purchased through both Avaya and its channel partners. Customers can add specific capabilities to their existing Avaya platform or can source a complete Avaya-based communications solution that incorporates Spectralink 84-Series wireless telephones. Streamlined ordering through the Select Product Program is available in the U.S., Canada, European Union, Norway and Switzerland, and is expected to expand to other countries in 2014. Offers may vary by country. Delivery, implementation, service and support are provided by Select Product Program companies.

Avaya Provides Update on Extending Automation from the Data Center to the End Device

Avaya announced that it is extending automation from the data center to the end device, completely removing manual provisioning from everyday service delivery. The new Avaya Automated Campus builds on the company's software-defined data center framework, now spanning the data center and the campus. Avaya's software-defined data center framework leverages Avaya Fabric Connect with enhanced Shortest Path Bridging and intelligent orchestration capabilities. With the Avaya Automated Campus, IT departments can turn up scalable cloud-based services by provisioning end points at the Data Center edge and the Wiring closet edge -- without having to configure any devices in between. IT simply sets up their critical distribution and core switches once, then turns up and makes changes to services at the edges. The announcement also includes the automated attachment of end-user devices, such as wireless APs, IP cameras and phones, and non-fabric switches with a new feature called Avaya Fabric Attach. This Best of Interop finalist in the networking category can save IT managers hours -- even days. Fabric Attach can significantly reduce the potential for errors by eliminating hundreds of edge CLI commands that can cause end user service delays and costly downtime and performance issues. Avaya Identity Engines as integral part of this suite authenticates end-user devices, empowering their dynamic assignment to the appropriate cloud-based service based on a user's credentials. Avaya also enhanced Identity Engines to provide both unified network and application access with Single-Sign-On capabilities for Avaya applications. This functionality allows network administrators to centrally set, assign, securely store and change access credentials. A second, Best of Interop finalist for Avaya, this one in the security category, simplifies the enforcement of policies in a consumerized IT era. The Automated Campus is powered by new products as well as software-based enhancements. Avaya's new Virtual Services Platform 8284XSQ is the first of a new category of networking products called Compact Form-Factor Switches. It powers the core and delivers massive 10/40 Gigabit density in a 2U-sized platform with chassis-class performance and functionality; The new Virtual Services Platform 4450 powers the Campus distribution network delivering multiservice fabric-based networking for heavy fiber-based environments; At the wiring closet, Avaya's ERS 4800 has been enhanced with Fabric Connect software -- now allowing for the virtualized network to extend end to end; Fabric Attach will be available as a software upgrade for both the Avaya wired and wireless edge platforms; Identity Engines provides BYOD, network and guest access support for the Automated Campus as well as dynamic assignment of devices to the correct virtualized network.

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