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Edgewater Networks, Inc. EdgeMarc VoIP VPN Solution Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"

05-14-2008

Edgewater Networks announced that its EdgeMarc VoIP VPN Network Services Gateways are compliant with key IP telephony solutions from Avaya.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Edgewater Networks, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP networking and security products for service providers and enterprises today announced that its EdgeMarc VoIP VPN Network Services Gateways are compliant with key Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services. 

 

The EdgeMarc VoIP VPN Network Services Gateway successfully completed compliance testing with Avaya Communication Manager release 4.0 and Avaya IP Office release 4.1.9.

 

The EdgeMarc VoIP VPN solution helps businesses simplify office connectivity, enable secure, high-quality voice and reduce problem resolution times through remote monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. The VoIP VPN appliance includes an all-in-one access gateway with T1 CSU/DSU or Ethernet WAN, IPSec VPNs, stateful packet inspection firewall, VoIP prioritization, traffic shaping, passive call quality monitoring and managed Ethernet switch. 

 

"We are very pleased to be rated compliant with Avaya IP telephony solutions," said Dave G. Norman, Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Networks, Inc. "The EdgeMarc VoIP VPN is a great complement to new and existing Avaya installations and helps businesses get more out of their communications solution by delivering  high-quality voice and providing remote troubleshooting and diagnostic tools."

 

Edgewater Networks, Inc. is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program - an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

 

As a member of the program, Edgewater Networks is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure - speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.  

 

"By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies like Edgewater Networks who are members of our DevConnect program, Avaya promotes fully interoperable solutions that help businesses unleash powerful new possibilities," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. "They are able to use Intelligent Communications to connect employees and customers to information from wherever they are, over whatever device they have available – getting more out of their multivendor network and delivering new value to their bottom line."

 

The EdgeMarc VoIP VPN is a part of a complete solution from Edgewater Networks that also includes EdgeConnect Power Over Ethernet (PoE) switches and the EdgeView VoIP Support and Reporting systems. EdgeConnect PoE switches are easy to use and ideal for converged voice and data networks. They are remotely manageable and provide the quality of service (QoS) in the Local Area Network needed to ensure high voice quality. The EdgeView VoIP Support System simplifies the troubleshooting of voice quality problems. It provides real-time alerts based on administrator defined call quality thresholds using Mean Opinion Score (MOS) analysis. EdgeView Reports is an advanced yet easy-to-use reporting tool that provides valuable VoIP performance information to network planners, operators, product managers, executive management teams and end-users. 

 

About Avaya
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.

 

About Edgewater Networks, Inc. - Converged Networking. Simplified.
Edgewater Networks develops networking and security products that ensure the secure and reliable delivery of IP based voice and video for service providers and enterprises. EdgeMarc Network Services Gateways provide a VoIP aware NAT/Firewall, with survivability and QoS. EdgeConnect PoE switches simplify administration and QoS, the EdgeView Reports Server provides visibility into VoIP network performance and the EdgeView VoIP Support System eases the setup, monitoring and management of VoIP endpoints.

 

Edgewater Networks' award-winning solution simplifies setup and management of converged networking applications and provides proven operational savings from the remote office to the core of the network.

 

For more information about Edgewater Networks, Inc. please visit the company's website at www.edgewaternetworks.com or contact Dave Martin at 408.351.7209.

 

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