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Apr 7 2017   9:22PM GMT

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

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SIP trunking
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Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signaling protocol used for initiating, maintaining, modifying and terminating real-time sessions that involve video, voice, messaging and other communications applications and services between two or more endpoints on IP networks. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Because of SIP’s flexibility and extensibility, it quickly gained momentum among early vendors of IP telephony systems — particularly those offering platforms for hosted telephony services.” – Irwin Lazar

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As the prevalence of VoIP increases, so ____ the number of attempts to exploit it.
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