SOURCE: Nectar Services Corp.

Nectar Services Corp.

June 03, 2015 09:00 ET

Nectar and SecureLogix Deliver the Industry's First Unified Communications SDN Solution That Ensures Secure Authorized Voice Traffic

New Policy Engine Enables Enhanced VoIP Telephony Security Together With UC Network Performance Monitoring to Effectively Manage Network Infrastructure With Software-Defined Network Functionality

FARMINGDALE, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2015) - Nectar Services Corp., a leader in the development and deployment of network monitoring and management software for the Unified Communications (UC) industry, announced today a new tool under its Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP), the Experience Assurance Module (EAM), which is a real-time rules-based policy engine to manage multi-vendor network infrastructure.

Nectar's EAM was developed under a joint technology venture by Nectar and enterprise voice/UC policy enforcement leader, SecureLogix. Nectar's flagship offering, its Unified Communications Management Platform coupled with its award-winning Unified Communications Diagnostics (UCD) tool, are uniquely positioned to become the de-facto network aware solution for multi-vendor UC Monitoring and Diagnostics. The SDN frameworks provide the ideal API driven interface for deep session awareness. It is Nectar's broad and deep knowledge of every UC session and its quality of session (QoS) level diagnostics -- all in real-time -- that creates the core awareness needed for a real-time UC-SDN solution.

With the integration of SecureLogix's next generation policy engine, Nectar's UCMP with the Experience Assurance Module is now able to deliver the industry's first multi-vendor UC-SDN solution with enhanced security, management, service quality, and performance monitoring for UC and collaboration services. "Nectar is leading with next generation SDN remediation and dynamic programmability for UC networks. We have a proven and long standing history of developing and producing innovation in the market, while other vendors are still trying to define a strategy beyond basic UC and user experience reporting," said Nectar CTO, Joe Fuccillo.

With the rapid adoption of bring your own device (BYOD), monitoring and management of real-world voice threats, prevention of attacks such as telephony denial of service, toll fraud, phone based social engineering attacks, and call harassment, and overall UC network programmability through complex event policy enforcement, remains a primary concern for IT professionals. Most management offerings today cannot pinpoint the exact problem that has occurred, nor can they deliver a real-time monitoring and security solution to provide the consistent, reliable correlation of information across a multi-vendor environment that enterprises have been seeking. "The integration of our business rules-based policy engine for collaboration security and management combined with Nectar's UC monitoring and diagnostics with SDN enables a new realm of dynamic security, diagnostics and mitigation all through one single integrated solution not available before," commented Mark Collier, CTO at SecureLogix.

Nectar's UCMP with Experience Assurance Module provides a unified policy solution for heterogeneous network and UC elements. Benefits include:

  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership - Automate normal operations through a unified, end-to-end UC and network policy engine.
  • Achieve UC and networking vendor independence
    • UC - Support monolithic or blended, end-to-end UC solutions from Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya and other UC vendors with a unified policy engine and database.
    • Networking - Support SDN and legacy network elements from Cisco, HP, Juniper, Extreme and other Network Equipment Providers (NEP).
  • Improved UC user experience - Aggregate, automate and quicken end-to-end fault detection, diagnostics, isolation and corrective actions through pre-defined UC policy.
  • Secure QoS - Dynamically ensures secure network call traffic, admitting only authorized calls for a protected UC user experience in real-time.

Nectar will be demonstrating its new solution at Cisco Live, June 7 - 11, 2015 in San Diego, CA Booth Number 1134.

About Nectar Services Corp.

Nectar, a global market leader in providing the most comprehensive monitoring and diagnostics software solution for Unified Communication services enables IT and operation organizations to proactively ensure the end-user experience. Our flagship offering, the Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) improves visibility and service delivery across integrated voice, video and data application solutions by providing unique and critical performance information. Nectar provides monitoring and diagnostics for millions of enterprise endpoints to over 1,100 enterprises in over 86 countries -- including some of the largest global banking, search engine, service provider, healthcare, and manufacturing organizations in the world. Visit www.nectarcorp.com for more information.

About SecureLogix

SecureLogix, a Gartner designated "Cool Vendor" is the leader in enterprise voice/UC policy enforcement and ROI intelligence. SecureLogix 7th generation solutions enable customers to save money through securing and optimizing IP Telephony and legacy voice networks, allowing cost efficient and confident migration to SIP Trunking and Unified Communications. SecureLogix solutions are currently protecting and managing over four-and-a-half million enterprise phone lines. For more information, visit SecureLogix on the Web at www.securelogix.com and www.voipsecurityblog.com.

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