Session border controllers can alleviate the main security concerns specific to VoIP use and real-time communications.
With an unprecedented number of high-profile cyberattacks hitting several large banks and major retailers this year, interest in improving IT security of late has been hotter than Apple and Tesla put together. But in my conversations with security resellers, I’ve come to realize that the due diligence stops short of real-time communications.
When it comes to securing communications flows, firewalls just aren’t enough. Firewalls do a good job of preventing data loss and security applications but they aren’t made for the unique needs of real-time communications. To protect the communications infrastructure, businesses should leverage session border controllers (SBCs).
Whenever I talk to anyone about SBCs, topics like SIP trunking termination or network address translation come up because most companies deploy them for these purposes. However, SBCs can play a critical role in securing communications, particularly in regards to these five main concerns.