Engaged Networks for Intelligent Communications

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May 7th, 2007

By Avaya and Extreme Networks

Often, the first consideration for implementing a converged voice, data and video network using Internet Protocol (IP) technology is its ability to help contain operational costs and deliver significant savings through toll bypass. However, from a strategic perspective, IP telephony and its underlying converged network can act as an enabling technology, facilitating more responsive customer relations through next-generation contact centers and making employees more productive with applications like collaborative computing. The advantages of convergence are truly open-ended and the boundaries around the ways that progressive organizations exploit IP technology continue to be pushed.

Converged Network Security For Dummies

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May 7th, 2007

By Peter H. Gregory, CISA, CISSP

This book shows you how to protect the communications and business application assets that you rely on to run your business. Find out how Avaya Strategic Alliance partners Juniper Networks and Extreme Networks provide multi-layered, industry-leading security infrastructures : and how Avaya Security Services can help you assess, deploy, and ultimately protect your networks. As an IT manager or decision-maker, you´ll appreciate the way that these converged network security solutions protect your corporate assets and infrastructure not only from external threats but also from threats within the ever-more-mobile business environment.

Extreme Improvements for Network Security

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May 7th, 2007

By Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks® products have the features it takes to protect an enterprise network from the inside-out. This paper discusses the advanced security features that Extreme Networks builds into its switches and routers. Extreme Networks offers a rich portfolio of network infrastructure and security devices, ranging from 1U appliances to gigantic enterprise switches. Extreme Networks products provide connectivity, and protect converged networks from security threats using network access control, network segmentation and threat mitigation.

Solving the Firewall/NAT Traversal Issue of SIP: Who Should Control Your Security Infrastructure?

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May 7th, 2007

By Ingate Systems

This is a great paper that dives into the firewall/NAT traversal issue. The paper provides solid alternatives and solutions to the problem so that Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) sessions can be supported throughout an enterprise. For background on the firewall/NAT traversal issue: SIP-based communication does not reach users on a LAN behind firewalls and Network Address Translation (NAT) routers automatically. Firewalls are designed to prevent inbound unknown communications and NAT stops users on a LAN from being addressed. Firewalls are almost always combined with NAT and typically do not support SIP properly.

Enabling IP Telephony with Juniper Enterprise Solutions

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May 7th, 2007

By Juniper Networks

Geographically dispersed workers and consolidation of network resources are some of the trends fueling the growth of IP telephony in today´s enterprises. Yet to reap the benefits of IP telephony, enterprises must be able to support its unique requirements. This white paper discusses Juniper´s unique ability to provide the security, availability, and performance demanded by IP telephony applications. The white paper also looks at real-world examples of the needs of IP telephony users in the enterprise, including the headquarters-based campus worker, branch office user, tele-worker, and mobile worker.

Meru AirShield Security Suite: A Framework for Assured Mobile Application Delivery

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May 7th, 2007

As wireless LANS become more prevalent in enterprises, however, legitimate concerns about security and reliable service must be addressed. Today more than ever, it is crucial that key mobile business applications are delivered securely and scaleably to employees and business partners. As a result, for the wireless, as well as for the wired LAN, IT administrators need to establish and implement security and application availability policies that facilitate these productivity-enhancing networks.