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VOIP Security Poses a Problem

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CHICAGO – Supercomm 2004 – Security has always been a major headache for telecom data centers, but the emergence of VOIP could make this worse, according to experts attending this year’s Supercomm event in Chicago.

As opposed to traditional telecom networks, which use circuit switches to transfer calls, IP-based VOIP networks rely heavily on enterprise data gear. Running VOIP across routing and switching equipment means that ports are often left open to allow the passage of VOIP traffic, which could expose backend data center servers to security threats such as viruses and denial-of-service attacks.

Read more at NDCF.

— James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-gen Data Center Forum

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