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November 30, 2008  5:05 AM

Security Concerns of UC Networks



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Nortel, SIP, Sipera Systems, UC, Unified Communications, VLAN, VoIP security

When voice was just voice, it did not pose a security risk to the data network...at least not directly. It could be argued that there is still potential to exploit the voice network for social engineering purposes that result in a compromised data network, but that is a semi-convoluted argument and...

November 22, 2008  6:32 AM

Connecting Cisco to Microsoft OCS



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, CUCM, Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, SIP, UC, Unified Communications

According to a recent Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Unified Communications, Microsoft, Cisco, and Nortel are the industry leaders in terms of both innovation and the ability to actually deliver that innovation to customers. Nortel and Microsoft have an intimate partnership through their ICA...


November 22, 2008  6:18 AM

Evangelyze Communications SmartChat



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, Response Point, SmartChat, SmartVoIP, UC, Unified Communications

Recently at VoiceCon Evangelyze Communications announced their SmartVoIP solution which enables customers to bridge Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft's small and medium business...


November 17, 2008  4:00 PM

Comodo Offers 3-year Certificates for Microsoft UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
certificate, Comodo, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, SSL, UC, Unified Communications

While it is possible to build a Microsoft unified communications infrastructure using only private certificates generated internally, it greatly handicaps the effectiveness of the UC environment. In order to communicate with devices connected outside of the network- including laptops of employees...


November 14, 2008  2:29 PM

VoIPshield Finds Flaws With Microsoft UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Denial-of-Service, DoS, media channel, Microsoft, RTP, SIP, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP security, VoIPshield

VoIPshield, a VoIP security solutions company based in Ottawa, Canada, recently discovered vulnerabilities affecting the RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol), a standard data format used for delivery of audio and instant messaging packets over the Internet. Microsoft Office Communications Server...


November 12, 2008  5:05 PM

SaaS Meets Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
hosted UC, SaaS, software-as-a-service, UC, Unified Communications

What's better than purchasing, deploying, configuring, administering and maintaining the various hardware and software components of a complete unified communications solution? Well, when I put it like that, what isn't better?? It sounds like a lot of effort and not much fun. The...


November 6, 2008  12:38 PM

Unified Threat Management Takes on Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
extensible threat management, SIP, UC, Unified Communications, Unified Threat Management, UTM, VoIPsecurity, WatchGuard, XTM

If you are going to build an 'all-in-one' security appliance, you also need to adapt with the times and add functionality to keep up with new attacks and technologies. Otherwise, organizations will end up with a UTM (unified threat management) solution, plus a mengerie of one-off solutions that...


October 30, 2008  9:41 PM

Aspect Unified IP 6.6 Introduces Microsoft UC Integration



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aspect, call center, integration, Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, presence, UC, Unified Communications, Unified IP

Back in June I wrote a post about the newly formed partnership between Aspect Software and Microsoft. Aspect was already an established leader in providing IP-based solutions for call...


October 30, 2008  9:12 PM

SecureLogix Brings New Patent to VoIP Security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
exploit, patent, SecureLogix, threat, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP security

SecureLogix, a leader in VoIP (and unified communications) security, was awarded their first patent in 1998 when they introduced the first firewall for voice networks. As VoIP has grown and been embraced by corporations and consumers alike, SecureLogix has continued to innovate and develop new...


October 25, 2008  2:22 AM

Coming Soon: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server 2007, UC, Unified Communications

Microsoft's Unified Communications team has been hard at work on the next major release of Office Communications Server 2007. With the product now in limited Beta testing, Microsoft announced some of the features we can look forward to in the next version of OCS 2007. Two of the biggest features of...


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