PRESS RELEASE — SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – June 14, 2017) – With the number of cyber-attacks skyrocketing, Avaya announced it has stepped up ongoing efforts to help businesses stay ahead of potential threats that can jeopardize customers, operations and data. In a series of enhancements that extend from professional services to core technologies to managed services, Avaya’s comprehensive approach helps public and private sector organizations lower risk and close gaps that may exist due to increased complexity, human error and limited resources.
As attacks get more hostile and complex, cyber pirates are finding treasure troves of access points in today’s trends of digital transformation, IoT, big data and hyper-connectivity. The forecast for cybercrime damage costs — up to $6 trillion annually by 2021 — coupled with the cybersecurity workforce shortage leads many businesses to look for smarter ways to safeguard critical assets .
Enterprise communications is arguably one of the primary targets for hackers looking to unleash attacks or tunnel into sensitive areas. As the number of communications platforms, applications and devices used in business operations grows, the increased risk and complexity makes it extremely challenging to monitor and defend all possible entry points.
Embedding security features into core infrastructure, platforms and applications, developing automated tools to help identify and monitor potential areas of risk and providing focused professional and managed services are all part of Avaya’s ongoing efforts to keep customers and their customers safe. Recent enhancements include:
David Rolling, vice president, Avaya Professional Services, said:
“It’s virtually impossible for businesses to predict, monitor and defend against all potential cyber-attacks. They need the assistance that they get from trusted partners who not only provide secure technologies and services today, but make continual improvements to offset risk from new threats yet to come. Avaya is committed to putting the security of our customers first, driving a multi-faceted approach that understands their requirements and limitations, and locking down points of exposure before they can wreak cyber-havoc in the organization.”
Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications with integrated, secure networking — offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires some form of communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.
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