VoIP security

What is VoIP security?
VoIP systems are vulnerable to many of the same threats that target other forms of computing technology: Malware, network breaches, DDoS attacks, and even phishing attempts. Once compromised your system can be used to make unauthorized and expensive calls as well as all sort of phone related illegal activities. Quite often, the targeted organizations have no idea that a breach has occurred. VoIP security means the implementation of strategies and mechanisms such as VPN and SBC (Session Border Controllers) to defend your system from hackers. They both hide your network topology. SBC  also offer an active protection by detecting abnormal behavior and malicious patterns and prevent intrusions by blocking the source of attack.

Who needs VoIP security?

  • Businesses connecting their infrastructure to a SIP Trunk or VoIP Connection.
  • Carriers and businesses hosting PBX to protect their own networks, interconnect with other carriers and manage any interoperability issues.

Session Border Controller

Sangoma SBC are deployed at the border between the enterprise and the service provider. In the enterprise environment, they form an effective demarcation point between the business’s VoIP network and the service provider’s SIP Trunk, performing SIP protocol mediation and media handling (interoperability) and securing the enterprise VoIP network.

VPN

A VPN (virtual private network) hide your network from hackers by creating an encrypted private connection over a public network, such as the internet. With a VPN your connection to PBX, handsets and soft-phones are virtually undetectable and untraceable to outsiders.

Firewall

The best practice in implementing a Communications system is to utilize both a VoIP firewall and an SBC. This is because they complement and support each other in a common function. SBCs and firewalls both perform similar network border security functions, but they work at different network level. Firewalls broadly categorise traffic and SBC understand legitimate VoIP sessions.

What we offer

We help you design and implement your VoIP security strategy. We provide customized solution and appliances. We are an authorised and certified Sangoma reseller and we can help install and support your Sangoma SBC. We also offer VPN and Firewall solutions based on pfSense.

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