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Lucent and Enterasys Offering Joint Security
Venture Includes Lucent's Recently Certified VoIP

Enterasys Networks and Lucent Technologies have announced the availability of a family of joint professional services for delivering secure convergence solutions to enterprise customers. The companies also announced that they have completed Secure Network certification for Lucent's enterprise Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution. This solution, part of Lucent's Accelerate Next-Generation Communications portfolio, provides the same features and applications found in IP Centrex and IP PBX solutions, as well as applications such as unified communications, collaborative conferencing and location-based services.

Under this agreement, Enterasys will resell Lucent's suite of Bell Labs-developed security consulting and assessment solutions and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) readiness assessment to provide a secure environment for enterprise networks migrating or adding VoIP services.

"These new offerings are a significant addition to Enterasys' portfolio of Secure Networks services. By jointly delivering them with Lucent, we bring our combined expertise in infrastructure security and highly available VoIP capabilities to enterprise customers," said Cynthia Gallant, executive vice president of the Secure Networks Group for Enterasys. "Lucent delivers industry-leading solutions in next-generation communications networks, and Enterasys is the leader in Secure Networks products, services and solutions that optimize and protect the IP infrastructure to maximize service availability, quality and security. Combined, our two companies bring unmatched expertise in secure data and voice networking to our joint customers."

The primary security services Enterasys and Lucent are jointly offering include a security ROI framework service that quantifies return on investment for security investments; a network security assessment & security policy development services that provides a snapshot of how security policies are being implemented, while identifying potential security exposures and recommends mitigations. It also defines and documents security positions, using industry standards as benchmarks, thus enabling customers to establish or strengthen policies as needed. This service, which includes the Bell Labs Security Framework, helps customers better understand their current network security posture, enabling a more rapid transition and adoption of comprehensive network security solutions.

The companies are also offering VoIP Consulting Services. "Offering enterprise customers a variety of VoIP and security products and services is a significant step in our alliance with Enterasys," said Ashok Shah, vice president of Professional Services, Lucent Worldwide Services. "Lucent's professional services expertise in VoIP and security coupled with Enterasys' industry-leading security and enterprise VoIP platforms, enables us to offer enterprise customers a complete and secure voice and data solution for their networks."

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