McConnell Secures its Network with Avaya's Fabric Connect

By CIOReview | Friday, November 6, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Avaya Government Solutions announced that McConnell Air Force Base has adopted Avaya Fabric Connect technologies to modernize its network infrastructure.

Networks are vulnerable to outages and are complex to operate and manage which slow down the deployment of applications and services. Avaya’s fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and deploy the business critical applications and services.

The new Avaya architecture enhances the protection against cyber attacks with its unique approach by making McConnell network invisible to scanning techniques used to uncover network topologies. This enables network administrators to add services without making changes at the network core thereby allowing them to accomplish in minutes.

Avaya Fabric Connect reconfigures itself automatically in response to network traffic and changing conditions, which reduces day-to-day operations and maintenance demands, improves load-sharing and increases availability. The approach allows McConnell’s IT team to perform the cutover to the Avaya new platform in a span of few hours of training and will be a major asset during periodic staff rotations.

Avaya Fabric Connect aids network virtualization, cloud, mobility, and video by simplifying the network and reducing operational costs. This enhanced implementation of the IEEE Shortest Path Bridging standard helps you achieve interoperability and create hybrid private/public clouds. It delivers faster time to service, better agility, better business continuity, and increased efficiency in your network.

"The cyber attack risks faced by military and intelligence organizations have never been greater. With the adoption of Avaya Fabric Connect, McConnell Air Force Base now has a true ‘stealth’ network that protects critical assets and infrastructure from detection. The base also has a powerful, highly reliable and easy to manage platform that can grow as its mission expands,” said Susan Pompliano Keys, vice president, Avaya Government Solutions.