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Avaya Acquires RouteScience

12-15-2004
  • RouteScience develops networking software that helps applications, such as IP telephony, work more effectively over wide area networks
Avaya announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of RouteScience Technologies, Inc., a maker of adaptive networking software (ANS) for enterprises and service providers.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of businesscommunications software, systems and services, today announced ithas acquired substantially all of the assets of RouteScienceTechnologies, Inc., a maker of adaptive networking software (ANS)for enterprises and service providers. ANS monitors, assesses andautomatically adjusts the network environment to optimize datatraffic flow and enhance the performance of advanced applications,such as Internet Protocol (IP) telephony.

Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in California, most of RouteScience's employees have nowjoined Avaya.

"RouteScience adaptive networking software helps companiesmonitor and manage voice over IP (VoIP) and other latency-sensitivetraffic over wide area networks," said Micky Tsui, vice presidentand general manager, Avaya Communications Systems Division."RouteScience expands Avaya's network management offers andenhances our software development team in the critical areas ofapplication-based network assessment, monitoring and intelligentroute adjustment. We look forward to working together to helpcompanies design and deploy networks that are self-healing andself-optimizing."

Based on open industry standards, RouteScience solutions canoperate with technology from a wide variety of vendors. ANS is afield-proven offering available since 2001 that works with datarouters from multiple industry leaders. Avaya will continue tosupport RouteScience customers and offer ANS while developingexpanded offerings that continue to advance Avaya's strategy toprovide solutions and services that deliver superior reliabilityand performance in converged voice and data networks.

"This acquisition enables Avaya to offer customers a widerchoice for enhancing reliability when connecting branch officesusing VoIP," said Nick Lippis, president, Lippis Consulting. "Ascomplex communications applications move to IP networks, theability to deliver real-time data traffic management as part of acomplete solution will offer competitive advantages for Avaya."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses largeto small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable InternetProtocol telephony systems and communications software applicationsand services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished bycomprehensive worldwide services — Avaya helps customersleverage existing and new networks to achieve superior businessresults. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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