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  • April 16, 2021
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Semafone and Avaya collaborate to provide better payment security for contact centers

Semafone, a provider of data security and compliance solutions for call and contact centers, is entering a global reseller partnership with Avaya, a provider of cloud-based solutions designed to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration.

This agreement brings Semafone into the Avaya ecosystem of alliances, with the goal of helping contact center customers solve the complex security and compliance challenges faced as they embrace a work from anywhere model.

The impact of the past year has truly driven the need for seamless, secure, PCI DSS compliant solutions as more customer payment transactions occur on the phone or over digital communication channels, according to the vendors.

 With less opportunity to shop in-person, people are exploring other ways of making purchases. Digital transformation is accelerating, and consumers want to be served in the channel of their choice - whether by phone, SMS, chat or email, they expect to be able to initiate and complete payments across any and all channels.

The integration of Semafone’s best-in-class, DevConnect certified, secure payment technology with Avaya OneCloud enterprise Session Border Controller (SBC), enables Cardprotect Voice+ to be deployed and used across all global Avaya OneCloud contact center solutions.

With flexible deployment options, PCI DSS compliant telephone payment transactions can be delivered to Avaya customers in the cloud, via hybrid cloud or on-premise, helping contact centers to deliver a secure and frictionless customer experience.

Avaya and Semafone are expanding their partnership further with future plans to integrate Cardprotect Relay+, Semafone’s omnichannel payment solution with Avaya OneCloud CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service), further cementing the growing need for privacy and PCI DSS compliance across the CX industry.

“Data privacy and compliance are today’s common challenges across every touch point of the customer journey, and Avaya puts security front and center in our Avaya OneCloud platform of solutions,” said Eric Rossman, Avaya VP, technology partners and alliances. “We have worked on multiple, successful security programs with Semafone in various markets. This agreement cements an existing strong alliance and grants our business partners and customers access to the value that their solutions bring. This partnership will allow us to not only deliver the best customer experience but relieve contact centers of a growing compliance burden as the global regulatory landscape evolves.”

For more information about this partnership, visit www.semafone.com.

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