Vendors Offers IP-Telephony Security Services - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Infrastructure

Vendors Offers IP-Telephony Security Services

Enterasys Networks and Lucent Technologies introduced a package of services designed to improve the security of IP telephony networks.

As more businesses large and small begin to deploy IP telephone technology, there's a growing need to provide better security as voice calls travel over data networks like E-mail. Two major telecom vendors -- Enterasys Networks and Lucent Technologies -- on Wednesday introduced a package of services designed to improve the security of IP telephony services.

Enterasys will resell Lucent's suite of Bell Labs-developed security assessment and consulting services, and VoIP readiness assessment. The two vendors also will offer voice-over-IP consulting services.

The services will analyze the ROI of security investments, provide a snapshot of how security policies are being implemented and how they can be improved, test a network's ability to fend off attacks, set up a security event-management system, assess the ability of a network to handle the added traffic generated by voice calls, and suggest modifications to better prepare the network.

IP telephony is becoming a target for hackers and distributors of malicious software, partly because businesses are doing a better job of securing their data networks. "VoIP security is brand new, but customers who want IP telephony should implement it with their eyes wide open," says Jon Oltsik, an analyst at The Enterprise Strategy Group Inc. "This Enterasys/Lucent service could help them."

The first products to be certified under the vendors' Secure Networks program are Lucent's voice over IP products, which provide IP telephony services as a hosted service or using equipment at a customer's location.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
News
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/17/2021
Commentary
Graph-Based AI Enters the Enterprise Mainstream
James Kobielus, Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author,  2/16/2021
Slideshows
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Video
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
Slideshows
Flash Poll