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How to Secure Your Voice and Data Network
May 16th, 2016

How to Secure Your Voice and Data Network

Newsflash: Everything is moving to the cloud. Ok,so maybe that's not a newsflash, but it is something worth repeating from time to time, particularly when it comes to the question: how can you secure...

Summary

Newsflash: Everything is moving to the cloud. Ok,so maybe that’s not a newsflash, but it is something worth repeating from time to time, particularly when it comes to the question: how can you secure your voice and data network?

An article on nexogy.com, Firewalls and Security for a Complex Voice and Data Network, provides a detailed layout for understanding how best to secure complex networks in the age of the cloud.

Firewall applications, such as the multi-tiered, enterprise-geared products developed by Cyberoam and other vendors, are now essential in data security for businesses; however, there are several other things a business can do to protect its users and their information. In this article, we highlight the most important things your business should be doing to protect its complex data and voice networks.

Above all else, we should take a look at the firewall, which is the most effective way to ensure security over a complex voice and data network. Firewalls do well to protect your business from attacks including:

  • Denial of Service
  • Distributed Denial of Service
  • Or spoofing activity

However, firewalls need to do more than just detect breach risks; they should alert you in real-time.

You also want to go over your internal security practices as well. Your users are also a key defense against threats. Does your team use WPA passwords to access the Internet, or encrypt data packets during day-to-day file transfers? These measures can secure your employees both in the office and in the field.

When it comes to VoIP, phone calls are considered data, and you have to protect that data daily. Make sure you and your team are well versed on the many ways you can protect your network from nefarious acts.

Here are some related articles:

Five Internal Security Risks That Can Bring Down Your Business

How Does It All Fit Together? A Look Into Basic VoIP Implementation

 


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