• Naim Daniel posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    You may have heard of this word VoIP somewhere before and it will mean something about being able to call someone else online. That is partly true with today’s ever increasing usage of internet bandwidth, VoIP is little by little creeping its in place and into the corporate communication instead of the existing standard that is used, and that’s the PABX. Unfortunately, there is a little hitch using this since it is called VoIP server Security.Unlike the PABX system, VoIP directly uses the internet to be able to function correctly and consequently of that internet use, VoIP needs all current computer hardware which is also used in an average company. This places the duty of protecting the VoIP from intrusions and denial and services information attacks to the hands of the network administrators.You didn’t get that with PABX considering that the PABX only handled calls, not internet traffic. But there’s approach to at least protect your VoIP clients from all of these forms of attacks. The duty of protecting it’s further compounded by the fact that there isn’t any single method to protect both the VoIP servers and also the VoIP client computers using a single strategy. You can find multiple ways of protecting both these assets from potential attackers and keeping them from increasing.The explanation for preventing attacks on the VoIP is that just one malware that gets from the VoIP system could lead to the complete network closing, or in the case of the Denial of Service attacks, no information reach you and you cannot send information to a different location.The simplest way to make VoIP security is by layering your hardware and software protection systems in each with the networks you have, separating each network into small compartments who have direct links only in specific channels and links can’t be interconnected.This means that you need to strengthen the malware and hardware protection of your servers, virtually separate the computers that are employed for data from the computers that are connected to the VoIP phones after which strengthen the malware and virus protection of those computers also.By separating computers that handle data exclusively in the equipment designed to use the VoIP phones, any sort of attack that’s sent via VoIP may be contained right then and there. As there is no data inside the network in which the VoIP phone is connected, a probable intrusion is prevented.You could now ask how does the network know that the info which is being transmitted through the VoIP phone is legitimate or otherwise not? Well, there may be authentication of the data packets which can be delivered back and forth in the local server towards the VoIP phones. Addititionally there is that which you call virtual LAN network to isolate these sections from other sections within the same network.Overall, there are plenty of ways to implement VoIP security in your network that won’t cost much, it’s just the way you manage to implement virtual LAN networks, compartmentalization and segmentation of each of these networks in order that any kind of intrusion attempt won’t succeed, or at least, the layered method of VoIP protection slows it right down to a crawl until it really is stopped.

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