SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) today announced the company’s designation as the 88 thCommon Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority (CNA) globally by the MITRE Corporation, an international not-for-profit security institute.

As security continues to be top of mind, customers need to be able to manage and protect one of the world’s most precious resources, their data. Avaya solutions are engineered to help our customers protect their valuable data with enhanced security and features that can also be leveraged by an organization to comply with international regulations. Avaya’s flagship enterprise unified communications platform provides world class security that meets the most rigorous JITC 1 and FIPS 2 compliance standards as defined by the U.S. government.

This new distinction enables Avaya with a new way to help its customers and other organizations through the CVE program, a method and consortium for identifying vulnerabilities in a standardized manner.

“This is an important step in our cybersecurity efforts, to partner in CNA with MITRE to help identify cyber threats, and to contribute to this comprehensive global program,” said Laurent Philonenko, SVP, Innovation, Avaya. “We are committed to providing not only highly reliable and highly secure solutions, but are dedicated to helping users safeguard their data. From proactively investigating vulnerabilities, releasing timely security updates, to publicly disclosing issues, Avaya aims to provide users with secure and reliable solutions to help protect their valuable data.”

Effective immediately, Avaya now has the authority to identify unique vulnerabilities within its products by issuing CVE IDs, publicly disclose vulnerabilities that have been newly identified, assign an ID, release vulnerability information without pre-publishing, and notify customers of other product vulnerabilities within the CNA’s program.

CNAs are organizations from around the world that are authorized to assign  CVE Entries  to vulnerabilities affecting products within their distinct, agreed-upon scope, for inclusion in first-time public announcements of new vulnerabilities. CNAs are the main method for requesting a CVE ID.

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit  www.avaya.com.

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