News : Masergy Launches New AI-Powered Intelligent Virtual Agent
Dallas, TX, USA, March 18, 2019 -- Masergy, a provider of secure SD-WAN, cloud communications, and managed security solutions, announced the launch of a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered virtual agent. Masergy Intelligent Virtual Agent powers virtual assistant and chatbot features for Masergy Global UCaaS solutions. It also serves as the queueing agent for Masergy Cloud Contact Center.
"AI is poised to dramatically raise the table stakes for customer engagement," said Bob Laskey, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Masergy. "This launch represents our ongoing commitment to helping enterprises make the shift from reactive to proactive customer service. Masergy Intelligent Virtual Agent operationalizes advancements in AI, speech recognition, and natural language processing to enhance an always-available voice for customer service."
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When coupled with Masergy’s predictive analytics and machine learning capabilities, Masergy Intelligent Virtual Agent helps its users increase productivity, reduce customer service times, and improve customer satisfaction scores.
"Our Intelligent Virtual Agent is directly integrated into Masergy’s software-defined platform for added security and resiliency," said Terry Traina, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Masergy. "Our private connectivity to the virtual customer assistant platform that powers the solution is assured. For risk-averse customers, Masergy Intelligent Virtual Agent guarantees greater service reliability, enhanced packet delivery, and deeper protection than similar services from other providers."
"Many of Masergy’s future innovations will be AI-based," said Traina. "Our behavioral analysis-based security algorithms, this new intelligent agent, and our planned intelligent network advisor all aim to optimize resource efficiency, increase employee productivity and enhance customer experience."
Masergy has partnered with Inference to develop the solution. "We’re excited to partner with Masergy as they continue to provide the industry’s best experience to their customers," said Callan Schebella, CEO, Inference.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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