Siemens Enterprise Communications Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony

Sep 26, 2011, 06:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

RESTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating continued company momentum and increasing market presence, Siemens Enterprise Communications today announced it has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony*. Siemens Enterprise Communications is positioned as a Leader based on the company's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

For the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony, Gartner analysts evaluate vendors based on “the breadth, quality and overall maturity of their applications, processes, tools and procedures that enhance individual, group and enterprise communications.” According to Gartner, the Leaders quadrant includes “high-viability vendors with broad portfolios, significant market shares, broad geographic coverage, a clear vision of how telephony needs will evolve and a proven track record of delivering telephony solutions. They are well-positioned with their current product portfolio and likely to continue delivering leading products. Leaders do not necessarily offer a best-of-breed solution for every customer requirement. However, overall, their products are strong and often have some exceptional capabilities. Additionally, these vendors provide solutions that present relatively low risk.”

“Enterprises today are increasingly demanding that telephony solutions be tightly linked to unified communications capabilities, and we believe this is reflected in Siemens Enterprise Communications’ position in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for both Unified Communications and now Corporate Telephony,” said Chris Hummel, CMO and President, North America, Siemens Enterprise Communications. “With OpenScape Voice and the OpenScape family of products, Siemens Enterprise Communications was one of the first vendors to deliver carrier-class voice that is fully integrated with, and offered as part of, a complete UC solution. We continue to be committed to driving innovation and to providing flexible, affordable solutions that help our customers address their business needs.”

OpenScape Voice is the most open, complete and proven SIP-based software-based voice communications solution with a comprehensive feature-set designed for mid-size, large and very large enterprises and for service providers. It is built on OpenScape UC Server, and is part of the OpenScape UC Suite of communications applications. OpenScape Voice is scalable up to 100,000 users on a system and is complemented by OpenScape Session Border Controller and OpenScape Branch as a complete eco-system. It is typically deployed in data-centers, providing communications as an application, though it can also be deployed like traditional communications systems or as a cloud service.

OpenScape Voice provides business communications with a unique set of capabilities:

  • Complete: next-generation software-based platform for voice and unified communications
  • Proven: nearly 1,300 systems shipped with almost 1.3 million users, as of August 2011
  • Architecture: comprehensive end-to-end communications solution for software-based data center deployment
  • Open: standards-based SIP solution, interoperable with existing systems
  • Scalability: supports up to 100,000 users from a single data center deployment
  • Resiliency: class-leading, carrier-grade reliability, resiliency and recovery
  • Manageability: unified administration simplifies system management
  • Extensibility: advanced integration for UCC, contact center and third-party applications
  • Open service delivery: flexible premise, hybrid or cloud deployment options
  • Proven cost savings: reduce voice total cost of ownership up to 25%, voice traffic costs by 50% with IP-LCR

Additional Resources

Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony Report

Siemens Enterprise Communications on Twitter

Siemens Enterprise Communications on LinkedIn

OpenScape Voice

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony, Jay Lassman, et al, September 15, 2011.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit or

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