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Avaya MultiVantage™ Express Named One of the Best Midmarket Products of the Year by CMP’s VARBusiness Magazine


07-Aug-2006, Basking Ridge, N.J. – Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) today announced that Avaya MultiVantage Express, has been named a VARBusiness Best Midmarket Product of the Year by CMP Media’s VARBusiness magazine. Avaya is a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

Avaya MultiVantage Express is an integrated communications solution for mid-sized businesses providing IP Telephony, messaging, conferencing, basic contact center, reporting and administration applications. Designed in conjunction with and sold by Avaya BusinessPartners, the solution provides the most comprehensive set of communications applications on a single server available with phones for a single user license.

VARBusiness is a biweekly magazine that provides strategic insight to technology integrators solicited input from information-technology (IT) vendors and solution providers to determine which products and services were best for midmarket customers – companies with between 100 and 999 employees. Entries were considered and reviewed by VARBusiness editors who selected only 45 of the more than 350 nominated products.

Avaya MultiVantage Express is featured and profiled in the special August 7 VARBusiness “Best of the Midmarket” issue.

“Our readers tell us that the middle market is one of the fastest-growing IT categories today,” says VARBusiness Publisher Robert C. DeMarzo. “Avaya MultiVantage Express is one that best meets that segment’s needs.”

“Avaya MultiVantage Express is the result of a collaborative, mutually beneficial relationship between Avaya and our BusinessPartners,” said Jeff Koehler, director, mid-sized business marketing, Avaya. “Their understanding of the midmarket customer and input into the design and development of the solution was critical to its success. This award is for them – and our customers -- as much as it is for Avaya, and that makes this award especially gratifying.”

About VARBusiness Magazine
For the past 19 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the solution-provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for solution providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available on the magazine’s Web site at

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services – Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya website:


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