We take security very seriously and Voice over IP opens up all sorts of avenues for abuse of your systems.
We found a great article over on networksystemsdesignline.com that describes the security issues surrounding a VoIP implementation in summary they are:
- Eavesdropping – An external party monitoring your RTP packet streams
- Spam over Internet – SPIT, we have covered this before here but it is essentially Spam voicemail
- Spoofing – Someone who is pretending to be a remote IP address that you are communicating with
- Call Hijacking – A user can take over a call and this allows them to commit toll fraud
- Denial of Service – DOS attack flooding out the available bandwidth so you are unable to make calls
The full article can be read here – you have been warned
Regular readers of our blog will know we are always interested when we see the progress of VoIP providers being halted by the incumbent competitors. We have mentioned before the battle between Truphone and T-Mobile, weel it seems Truphone have won the first round with a judge ruling in their favour forcing T-Mobile to route Truphone calls until the case can be heared in full.
T-Mobile are claiming that the dispute is not technology based but purely commercial on how much Truphone wanted to be paid for routing a call via T-Mobile, Truphone wanted 6p per call but T-Mobile offered 0.21p per call.
Looks like this one is set to run on – so lets see what happens
The court ruling can be found here
We saw a good article over on the VoIP in Business website discussing if Businesses in general are still confused about VoIP. We feel that there is still confusion about using VoIP as many small businesses associate VoIP as a software client such as Skype and so are not sure how to expand this to run across their whole businesses.
Really this is our job as an industry to educate Businesses so they feel confident and have a clear understanding of the technology.
View the article here