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VoIP Security Alliance Formed to Reduce VoIP Security Risks

February 7, 2005

 

voipsaAn initial alliance of over twenty industry leaders has been formed to confront any increased security risks inherent in converged voice and data networks.

Formation of the VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) was announced today. Its mission is to help organizations understand and avoid VoIP security risks through discussion lists, white papers, sponsorship of VoIP security research projects, and the development of tools and methodologies for public use.

Backed by a wide spectrum of organizations represented by universities, security researchers, VoIP vendors, and VoIP providers, VOIPSA is solely dedicated to VoIP security. Chaired by TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, charter members include 3Com, Alcatel, Avaya, Columbia University, Enterasys, Ernst & Young, NetCentrex, SecureLogix, Siemens, Southern Methodist University, Spirent, Symantec, and the SANS Institute.

Enterprises are rolling out VoIP to reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies, but once the decision is made to put it at the heart of their business, companies need to address security comprehensively — at the applications, systems and services layers, according to Alliance members.

VOIPSA grew out of TippingPoint’s formation last year of a VoIP Security Research Lab to discover and analyze VoIP threats and is the culmination of efforts to analyze weaknesses and discover new vulnerabilities through functional protocol testing.

TippingPoint hopes to see VOIPSA use and improve a VoIP security testing tool it developed for this purpose.

Interstar Launches XMediusFAX Express 4.1 Software-Only Fax-over-IP

November 29, 2004

 

The shrink-wrapped, rapid-install 1 to 4-channel fax server for T.38 IP Fax can be bundled by telecom resellers and carriers for lower-traffic fax users or SMBs.

Interstar Technologies Inc announced the release of version 4.1 of its XMediusFAX Express T.38 Fax-over-IP boardless server software, designed to provide from 1 to 4 channels of centrally managed fax for converged IP networks.

By seamlessly integrating into IP-PBX and IP-voice mail systems, XMediusFAX is designed to offer centralized faxing from the desktop or a multifunction device (MFD), as well as automatic inbound routing, all without fax hardware or leased lines.

Long-distance charges are eliminated by routing the faxes over IP in TIFF or PDF format to a VoIP branch office closest to the destination area code, using VPN encryption for security.

The product supports 3Com, Cisco and Alcatel gateways, as well as Microsoft Exchange / Windows / Office 2003. It includes support for H.323 and SIP for compatibility, as well as SMTP-compliant email clients, G4 (Group 4) fax, and HTML email notification.

Interstar introduced its hardware-based LightningFAX fax server in 1996, and the first version of the boardless XMediusFAX in 2002. The company maintains technology partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco Systems, IBM, HP, Lotus, Pitney Bowes, Brooktrout, Groupe SAGEM, Artisoft, Bell Canada, SAP and Onset Technology.