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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.

NetCentrex launch free access to VoiceXML

June 8, 2004


netcentrexNetCentrex™, leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks and next-generation services, announces the launch of NetCentrex Interactive.

Lonodn, UK – 8 June 2004 – NetCentrex™, leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks and next-generation services, announces the launch of NetCentrex Interactive, a demonstration and development web site, designed to promote VoiceXML voice services among service providers, enterprises, system integrators and web agencies.

Based on NetCentrex’ IP MCS Media Control Server and SVI®VoiceXML solution, NetCentrex Interactive offers free online access to NetCentrex’ VoiceXML technologies, enabling voice services to be developed and tested easily. It has been realised in partnership with AudioCodes for IP/PSTN voice gateways, Connection for the platform hosting, and ScanSoft for speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies.

NetCentrex’ SVI®VoiceXML solution enables service providers to develop new business models by hosting multi-tenant service platforms on which enterprises can develop and execute multiple applications. With this model, enterprises can reduce their investment and operational costs by outsourcing their voice service infrastructure, whilst keeping control of the applications and benefiting from secure access to data. Service providers benefit from a quick ROI by sharing the infrastructure between multiple customers.

NetCentrex Interactive illustrates the deployment of a VoiceXML platform in a service provider network. With SVI®VoiceXML, service providers can offer the same online environment as NetCentrex Interactive, enabling their business customers to : – have a voice services development and test environment, – experiment text-to-speech and ASR – have online access to VoiceXML demonstrations – benefit from VoIP technologies

“NetCentrex Interactive has been designed to boost the VoiceXML voice services market. Our goal is to facilitate the development of hosted solutions by service providers and multiply enterprise subscriptions for these solutions” Comments Carine Ziol, Business Solutions Marketing Manager, at NetCentrex. “The IP-based NetCentrex Interactive platform illustrates perfectly the advantages of a hosted VoiceXML platform, which enables companies to control their applications whilst benefiting from a fast deployment of voice services. Each service provider can build an environment equivalent to NetCentrex Interactive in order to increase its traffic and generate more revenues.”

“We are proud to expand on our collaboration with NetCentrex in developing their latest initiative of new VoIP applications and services” said Dr. Yossi Zilberfarb, Vice President for Business Development at AudioCodes“Our CPE and core VoIP platforms provide complete media gateway solutions for the rapidly evolving hosted services market.”

“Hosting NetCentrex interactive platform allows Connection to develop new business opportunities,” States David Bozio-Made, CTO at Connection. “With this platform, we can offer value-added services to customers willing to keep control on their voice application development and data accesses.”

“We are extremely pleased with NetCentrex Interactive online tool. This tool is simple to use and will be another business driver accelerating the use of voice technology. The new development and demonstration web site will help to build VoiceXML voice services based on best-of-breed SpeechWorks Solutions from ScanSoft”, said Peter Hauser, Sr Vice President and General Manager ScanSoft International.

For more information about NetCentrex Interactive, you can consult http://interactive.netcentrex.net or visit us during VON tradeshow & conference, from June 7th to 10th, London.