At DirectNet, we’re all about empowering your B2B communications with innovative, cloud-based solutions. However, our primary focus above all else remains simple and effective: Deliver unprecedented network security and industry-leading uptime. We have decades of collective experience in addressing all sorts of security threats to VoIP. Here are the four biggest risks out there, all of which are safeguarded against by our fully redundant, proactively designed networking solutions.
There’s no getting in without getting through you – and us. We’ve got you covered.
Transmission Interruptions and Eavesdropping
VoIP systems depend on packet-switched telephony to maintain open communications. However, the very transmission type itself can be at risk of developing interruptions between two active lines. This occurs because call data is streamed in packets over the network, which means unwanted snoopers can intercept it and gain the upper hand. We get around this at DirectNet with full encryption, active network monitoring and a host of other security-focused features.
Denial of Service (DOS)
Another security threat to watch out for is the still-popular denial of service attack. DOS works by targeting your network and flooding it with dummy data, overwhelming the system and slowing it to a crawl. This can act as an open door for malicious code. DirectNet helps avoid this by monitoring for insecure endpoints, risk-prone devices and extremely effective firewall protection.
Otherwise known as “Vishing,” VoIP network phishing scams are commonplace. This is caused by individuals with a malicious intent attempt to redirect your calls to another line, then connect to online scammers looking to suck funds from the caller, who is completely oblivious. This is a scarily easy way to get victims to trust you, and we implement a wide range of counteractive measures to ensure this won’t be something you go through when with DirectNet.
Years ago, there were phone-based scams involving shady companies claiming to represent Microsoft, and many malicious operators got away with a massive sum of money from convincing callers that their computer was at risk. They would instruct the innocent caller to input a command that, instead of removing the “virus,” gave the predators complete control of the system and locked it out for ransom. And it wasn’t cheap.
Imagine if you had lost secure access to vital company data and private contact lists. This is why we at DirectNet implement call monitoring and regular security updates paired with our 24x7x365 NOC support services. Contact us today to learn more.