Border protection goes far beyond what you see in the headlines as of late, and doesn’t always relate to protecting physical border lines. When it comes to the “IP border,” more and more businesses realize that they need to amp up security to protect against potential threats, from DOS to DDOS attacks, which can spell disaster for networks, websites and sensitive information.
There are actually two different kinds of attacks that can occur – malicious and non-malicious. Malicious is, quite simply, an attack that is pre-meditated, and is usually motivated by financial gain. Non-malicious attacks happen by a glitch in the system, and attackers can gain access to the system and disrupt services, render systems useless, or alter, delete, or steal information.
Acme Packet says that, when it comes to IP protection, there is a saying. “In IP, Trust No One.” By taking full responsibility over ones IP borders and being in complete control, security is guaranteed.
When it comes to least cost routing, the sentiment is the same. Security is usually a hot button topic related to computers and data centers, but VoIP is just as vulnerable to attack as any other IP communications medium. Fraud in the VoIP industry is, unfortunately, something that often goes unnoticed and usually does a significant amount of damage before anyone has realized damage is done.
TransNexus’ (News - Alert) solution to the challenge of hackers gaining money through telephone fraud is monitoring features. By focusing on trends and patterns, a smart monitoring service can see where there is an unusual spike in calls to a specific area, and their solution, the NexOSS, can put a block on the route until the matter is further investigated.
VoIP fraud is a very real potential problem for your company and can be devastating. While protection from VoIP fraud has improved significantly through the years, the hackers are still out there and they are constantly coming up with new schemes and angles to break-in and wreak havoc. That is why it is up to businesses and enterprises to protect not only their computer IP borders, but their VoIP borders as well.
To find out more about TRANSNEXUS, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2012. To be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s largest communications and technology event . Visit TransNexus in booth # 819. For more information on ITEXPO West 2012, click here.
Edited by Rich Steeves