Alcatel-Lucent launch “Unified Access”

Alcatel-Lucent have unveiled major enhancements of its enterprise solutions portfolio with the launch of its Unified Access approach for both wired and wireless networks.

The rapid proliferation of mobile devices and use of multimedia services among employees has led to new challenges for enterprises and IT managers. Alcatel-Lucent say that multiple operating systems, adoption of cloud, and dynamic network demand is overwhelming the capabilities of separate stand-alone IT tools and systems – while many enterprise networks have not kept pace with the need to deliver secure and dynamic services to user communities.

Alcatel-Lucent claim that their Unified Access is the first converged wired and wireless solution to address networking challenges, management complexity and offer a consistent user experience. It comprises a rich set of secure BYOD (“bring your own device”) services that enables employees and customers to use corporate or personal, wired or wireless devices on the enterprise network, while the enhancements also help simplify IT operations, improving security and protecting the business’s investments.

As a result, Unified Access enhances Alcatel-Lucent’s Converged Campus Network solution, delivering the power of policy integration, network services, BYOD support and cross-platform security to enterprise networks.

“Alcatel-Lucent is known for its ability to deliver deeply integrated solutions to solve real customer needs,” says Michel Emelianoff, President, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.  “We knew that the current wave of BYOD and mobility would bring new challenges that needed a holistic solution. Unified Access is our answer to these challenges.  We have architected Unified Access to not only solve these challenges but simplify adoption.”

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