The Cisco Systems Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony system has been selected by Miercom as the overall winner of its IP PBX Review.

Miercom, a network consultancy and product test center, compared the Cisco CallManager system, the core of its IP Communications system, with entries from Alcatel, Avaya and Nortel Networks. This test was for large-scale IP PBX systems capable of supporting 1,000 or more users. All four vendors were rated in six different categories: architecture, endpoints, management and administration, features, performance and security.

Cisco placed first in the phones, management and administration and performance categories to take the overall top honors in the review. In addition, Cisco placed second in architecture and security and third in the features category.

The complete results of the review are available now in the January edition of Business Communications Review.

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