Keeping Your VOIP System Secure
October 2, 2018
While the internet and cloud-based services are a great benefit for all kinds of businesses, they also come with their own set of drawbacks. Internet security is of utmost importance when cyber attacks happen daily.
If you are considering VoIP for your business, or you already use VoIP and aren’t sure if your system is secure, here is some helpful information to ensure you aren’t putting your business at risk.
Why is Security Necessary?
VoIP services utilize the internet for communications such as phone calls and video calls. Unlike a traditional landline these calls are made over and internet IP that can be hacked and sensitive data can become available to anyone and everyone. By working with an experienced VoIP provider you can ensure your information stays secure by implementing certain security measures.
How Do I Make Sure I’m Secure?
So what needs to happen to ensure you and your information is secure? First, choosing a qualified vender is essential. When setting up VoIP for your business you need to work closely with your provider. This is not an area in your business where you want to cut corners with, you need to make sure that you are thoroughly covered.
Once you have found the right vendor it is important to discuss security in detail when discussing your contract. If the company you are working with isn’t willing to put the security terms of your agreement in writing, look for another company.
What Measures Can A VoIP Provider Employ?
Once you have worked out your service plan with your VoIP provider you may be curious what you are actually paying for. One of the best ways to secure a VoIP connection is through end to end encryption. This will keep private conversations private and inaccessible to the outside world. Another security option is to set up a virtual LAN which makes your connection more secure and private.
Work with a VoIP Company You Can Trust
If you are in the market for a new voice system and are considering VoIP over a traditional landline system, give us at DataStream Communications a call today. Security is of utmost importance to us and we’d love to discuss any questions or concerns you might have.