Avaya launches security consulting services

Avaya Canada has said it would address the security needs of firms by supplying assessment, policy development and design...

Avaya Canada has said it would address the security needs of firms by supplying assessment, policy development and design consulting for all communication networks - what it refers to as an "all-inclusive approach."

Avaya's security consulting team will work with individual enterprises to minimise vulnerabilities on any vendor's communications system.

The company has developed two offerings to support policies that are developed: the Avaya Security Assessment and the Avaya Security Architecture and Design offer. The first will provide customers with an understanding of what state their networks are in, and will include a view of the network from a hacker's perspective. The second will allow consultants to "integrate and mitigate security issues in the network", the company said.

Avaya is targeting large enterprises, according to Clay Sutton, Avaya's director of network consulting services.

"We certainly have to deal with senior staff or them to understand the value proposition of the services that we bring and how that addresses their heightened need for security," he said. "But during implementation we certainly will have to team with and work with the technical people inside that organisation."

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