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December 29, 2009  11:27 PM

Scope of UC “Market” Up for Debate

Posted by: Tony Bradley
instant messaging, mobile communications, PBX, UC, Unified Communications, voice

Unified communications is many things to many organizations. There is no set collection of elements or functions required in order to call it "unified communications", and the fluid and varying nature make it virtually impossible to define the unified communications market. As

July 27, 2009  3:01 AM

Locking Down Your VoIP Network

Posted by: Tony Bradley
assessment, audit, data, network, s3kur3, Security, tonybradley.com, voice, VoIP

It is difficult to completely isolate a voice network or VoIP server. By design they are intended to initiate and receive communications from the outside world. Attackers know this as well which is why VoIP servers represent an attractive target. There is a variety of information that can be...

July 27, 2009  2:41 AM

The Double-Edged Sword of Unified Communications

Posted by: Tony Bradley
data, network, s3kur3, Security, tonybradley.com, Unified Communications, voice

Unified communications is more than just a collection of whiz-bang tools or a hot new technology. Done right, unified communications can help an organization save significant amounts of money while simultaneously streamlining business processes and enabling innovative new communications tools...

May 28, 2009  3:40 AM

Gone Vishing

Posted by: Tony Bradley
automobile warranty, credit card, interest rate, Phishing, scam, vishing, voice

No. Its not a typo. Vishing is a new twist on phishing scams using voice, typically VoIP. There have been two prevalent vishing scams recently: one selling extended automobile warranties and one offering to reduce your interest rate on your credit cards. You may have received such calls on your...

April 9, 2009  2:19 AM

BT Extends UC Functionality with Finder

Posted by: Tony Bradley
BT, Finder, Microsoft, OCS, UC, Unified Communications, voice

BT, a leading global IT consultancy and service provider and a key partner for Microsoft Unified Communications, has developed an innovative new tool that extends the functionality of Microsoft Office Communications Server.

January 30, 2009  6:10 PM

Five Trends That Will Drive Unified Communications

Posted by: Tony Bradley
IBM, Microsoft, trends, Unified Communications, voice, VoIP

The battle for unified communications supremacy rages on. The players all recognize that this is a lucrative market segment that will continue to grow and they each want to claim as big a piece of the market as they can. Networking hardware and IP telephony hardware vendors like Cisco, Nortel,...

January 28, 2009  1:16 AM

Driving Business Value With Unified Communications

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Joe Schurman, OCS 2007, PBX, software-powered voice, UC, Unified Communications, voice

There is an old saying in sales that customers 'don't buy the bacon, they buy the sizzle'. In other words, customers are less interested in the nitty gritty details of what a product is or how it works, and primarily interested in what it will do for them. It's a sort of 'show me the money'...

December 29, 2008  3:03 PM

Protecting VoIP Against Three Common Threats

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Denial-of-Service, DoS, Spam over Internet Telephony, SPIT, toll fraud, voice, VoIP, VoIP security

There are a number of way, theoretically, that a VoIP communications system could pose a security risk to an enterprise. Let's face it, while the network administrators have been in the trenches fighting unauthorized access, malware infections, data compromise, and more on a daily basis for the...

September 8, 2008  8:41 PM

UC Provides New Attack Vectors

Posted by: Tony Bradley
presence, risk, Security, threat, UC, Unified Communications, voice, VoIP

As companies made / make the move from traditional POTS or analog phone services to VoIP (voice over IP) communications, they introduce new risks that may lead to sensitive communications being compromised. There are plenty of books available detailing various VoIP threats and potential attacks....


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