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Avaya Chairman and CEO to Address Communications ContinuityChallenges at Homeland Security Conference

02-26-2003
  • Don Peterson will outline strategies for protecting andsustaining business operations with communication networks designedfor emergency preparedness

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks for businesses and government, announced that its Chairmanand CEO Donald K. Peterson will address emergency preparedness andthe challenges of business continuity at noon today at the HomelandSecurity Conference, sponsored by the Armed Forces Communicationsand Electronics Association (AFCEA). The two-day conference beginstoday and being held at the Ronald Reagan International TradeCenter, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider ofcommunications networks for businesses and government, announcedthat its Chairman and CEO Donald K. Peterson will address emergencypreparedness and the challenges of business continuity at noontoday at the Homeland Security Conference, sponsored by the ArmedForces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Thetwo-day conference begins today and being held at the Ronald ReaganInternational Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,Washington, D.C.

Peterson will outline current security challenges incommunications, the trends that made companies and organizationsvulnerable, and the strategies that can be used to continueoperations and maintain connections to customers and employeesusing existing communications networks.

"Some see the communications challenges of homeland securityrequiring a major change in existing business networks," Petersonsaid. "I believe many can be more prepared than we think — that wecan often meet security challenges by rethinking the way we managethe communications resources we have."

One of the first conferences on homeland security since theestablishment of the new Cabinet-level Department of HomelandSecurity, the AFCEA event brings together prominent leaders fromgovernment, industry and academia to address the informationtechnology lessons learned from September 11th and its aftermathand to assess how best to protect, secure and reconstitute ourinformation infrastructure.

Avaya is a corporate platinum sponsor of the event and willshowcase a variety of homeland security communications solutions inBooths 115 &117 of the exhibit hall — from a mobilecommunication network and emergency notification systems togovernment-certified converged voice and data platforms.

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services— Avaya helps customers leverage existing and newnetworks to achieve superior business results. For more informationvisit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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