Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a service that digitizes audio and then transmits it over an Internet connection, rather than through a landline connection. Essentially, it allows you to make phone calls over the internet. This is a somewhat new technology, which means most people are still unaware of exactly how to secure VoIP effectively.
Some of the most common VoIP security risks include eavesdropping, unwanted calls, and identity spoofing (all of which are, to some extent, unfortunate holdovers from earlier calling technology).Denial of Service (DoS) is perhaps the most publicized VoIP attack. In this type of cyber-attack, hackers attempt to take control of your network or device and lock you and other authorized users out of it. Another issue with VoIP security is the best practices for successfully managing it are often not as widely followed, or even taught, due to the technology’s relatively recent emergence.
As its use continues to grow, VoIP security must become a priority for businesses. Schedule a free consultation with us, and we can help you with any questions you have, and review your plan to ensure VoIP network security concerns are accounted for.