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January 04, 2014

SIP Trunking Report Week in Review


By Rory Lidstone SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer



The technology industry as a whole tends to slow to a crawl over the holiday season and, this past week, the SIP trunking space was no different. However, there were still a few stories of note.

Kicking things off this week, a new white paper was released by VoIPshield which suggests that VoIP phone systems may have some serious security issues. VoIP is generally considered to be much more secure than traditional landline telephony, due to the fact that all call data is heavily encrypted, while calls are also split into multiple data packets sent along different routes. However, that doesn’t mean VoIP is free of security woes.


In particular, VoIPshield says that hackers can use a VoIP system to gain access to a Private Branch Exchange (PBX), allowing them to, at the very least, rearrange company directories to cause inconvenience. As it stands, it seems that many companies may have been compromised by way of their VoIP system and don’t even know it.

In other news, provider of VoIP PBX systems IPitomy completed interoperability testing with call reporting solutions from Metropolis. Specifically, Metropolis’ OfficeWatch, OfficeWatch XT and ProfitWatch solutions are now interoperable with the IPitomy IP PBX platform. According to IPitomy president and CEO Nick Branica, these scalable call reporting solutions complement IPitomy products well, while enhancing the performance, capabilities and visibility of the IPitomy Network.

Finally for the week, communication technology service provider Market Communications has introduced end-of-life (EOL) and end-of-service (EOS) support options to help companies transition into new and cost effective voice solutions smoothly and securely. These support offerings have already helped many companies seamlessly update their IP phone systems, voice recorders, turret systems and more.

That may be all for this week, but there’s a lot more SIP trunking news to be found by browsing over to the SIP Trunking Report’s front page.



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