A single-boxed solution addressing security issues in SIP networks
To benefit from the latest communication and collaboration solutions, businesses are increasingly turning to SIP-based networks.
Whether it’s to lower costs using IP telephony or to take advantage of the latest multimedia messaging, conferencing and unified communications (UC) applications, SIP is emerging as the industry standard.
Advantages of SIP
Carriers increasingly offer SIP trunks (Session Initiation Protocol) as they are designed for high-fidelity voice, high-definition video and other real-time collaboration applications. SIP trunks support more telephone extensions more cost effectively and reduce the cost of local, toll-free, domestic and international long-distance communications.
With the support of a SIP network, a growing business can more easily and cost effectively roll out the latest UC applications to employees regardless of where they are working: in the office, at home or on the road. The productivity that results from these collaborative, real-time applications can be a major competitive advantage.
SIP Trunk Security
However, SIP trunks also present a security challenge: there is vulnerability at the point where the SIP trunk connects to the public network which can leave a business exposed to hacker attacks including spoofing, call hijacking, eavesdropping and toll fraud. In addition to potential damage to business operations, privacy and security mandates such as those for credit and health information (e.g., PCI and HIPAA) require that these vulnerabilities be addressed, imposing significant financial and legal penalties for non-compliance.
A Solution for Growing Businesses
The Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise (Avaya SBCE) addresses the security vulnerabilities in SIP networks in a cost-effective, easily-implemented, single-box solution.
A single-box solution addressing security issues in SIP networks
Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise provides a complete application-layer security architecture in one device: SIP Firewall, Session Border Controller, Intrusion Detection System and Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS), Access Controller, Authentication, Unified Communications Proxy and Policy Enforcement for all real-time unified communication applications.
Secure and Support BYOD
Consumer devices are pouring into the enterprise. Businesses can leverage BYOD-Bring Your Own Device-as a way to reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance communication and collaboration. The challenge is how to say yes to BYOD while maintaining control of the network.
Every enterprise is impacted by and talking about BYOD, but what can get lost in the conversation is the fact that BYOD is more than just device management. Avaya supports BYOD with a combination of security, authentication, networking, and policies. The comprehensive Avaya solution includes device authentication, access control for wired and wireless devices, secure remote access, and support via a range of services.
The Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise is designed to securely enable many deployments, including:
Enabling remote workers to connect without VPN, offering true support of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) without the administrative overhead of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution
Secure UC applications entering the enterprise core
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