Extreme Networks Completes Shoretel Certification

Extreme Networks has completed certification of its network switching solutions with ShoreTel’s Pure IP Unified Communications solutions.. The result for enterprise customers is higher performance, measurable value through task automation and demonstrated interoperability when building converged voice and data networks.

“Extreme Networks offers enterprises real world network solutions that address complex convergence challenges, and our work with ShoreTel, as part of its Technology Partner Program, furthers the mission,” says Extreme Networks Director of IP Telephony Solutions, Gregory Heath. “The recent solution certification with ShoreTel lends customers added confidence when deploying the products together in a converged voice and data network and allowing them to harness the many benefits of Unified Communications.”

“Extreme Networks’ solution provides security, reliability, and the voice-class availability that our customers require,” comments ShoreTel VP of business development Mark Arman. “In addition, Extreme Networks automation capabilities simplify voice network deployments leading to increased customer satisfaction.”

By offering extremely reliable and scalable solutions that are easy to install and use, ShoreTel enables businesses of any size to seamlessly integrate communications with business processes, creating a more collaborative and productive enterprise. ShoreTel’s distributed architecture extends enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. ShoreTel continually delights its customers by offering the best products and the best services for the lowest total cost of ownership.

The benefits of Extreme Networks’ converged network solution for enterprises include automation of network device management, where common management tasks are performed automatically, enabled by the ExtremeXOS operating system and the Universal Port features. Universal Port performs device discovery, authentication, and network resource provisioning to greatly reduce the time spent managing connected edge devices. This intelligence simplifies and automates the every day “adds/moves/changes” of IP handsets, saving network operators both time and expense.

Extreme Networks also offers comprehensive security features across its edge and core switches, addressing voice traffic. The result is a protected network that is available and reliable to support ShoreTel’s Unified Communications solutions.