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Avaya’s edge network adapter is an IoT onramp

Brandon Butler | June 30, 2016
Avaya customizes network devices for health care providers

Avaya's ONA allows for easy on-boarding of a device into a network, and then strict network policies enforced across the environment no matter where it sits on the network.

Avaya will sell the ONAs through partners, who are expected to customize the ONA software to additional vertical industries. A manufacturing plant with devices on a shop floor, or a warehouse full of roaming robots could all be use cases for an ONA implementation.

Last year when the ONA was first announced, Avaya said they would be priced at $545. Pricing for Fabric Orchestrator starts at $70,000.

New research from 451 this week shows that 65% of organizations currently collect data from equipment, devices or other connected endpoints and use that data for a business purpose, showing that IoT implementations are already in the market. Of those without an IoT implementation, 46% said security is the biggest impediment to adopting IoT though. Avaya is hoping its ONA technology will help organizations not only quickly onboard new devices, but securely control their traffic policies too.

Source: Networkworld


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