A Quick Guide To Securing Your VOIP Systems
When thinking about implementing a new VOIP system, most forget about security. When upgrading, most companies will get lost in a the new features and security protocols but forget about the fundamentals that makes VOIP secure to use and the most likely place for a company to be attacked is through the VOIP system.
Security is you’re top priority when implementing a system, over voice quality, connection quality and latency. VOIP quality starts with an IP connection. You have to make sure this connection is secure and trusted. If the IP isn’t secured it opens a gate way to a variety of attacks, these include distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks or malicious attacks through your services.
Ways you can secure your VOIP connection include;
- Security audits
These are just the starting points for securing your VOIP network.
When securing your VOIP systems, just think about when you secure your computers data traffic because it’s essentially the same. If you don’t secure your PC, it can be exploited. It’s the same for your VOIP systems. This is done by locking down all gateways and ports being locked down behind firewalls. This needs to be done for the IP of the VOIP Equipment, servers and PBXs. This layer of security should be patched regularly and continually monitored to check the data output levels. A good firewall will cut off and block an IP address that is attacking your server.