VoIP (or Voice over Internet Protocol) is one of the most cost-effective and reliable options for Business Phone Systems on the market. However, there is an understandable concern about the privacy of your VoIP conversations when you are making calls over the internet. Fortunately, as long as you take the following VoIP security steps, you can enjoy completely confidential communications:
Use a Router with a Firewall
You should definitely enable the firewall on your router. Doing so blocks any suspect activity. You should know that all firewalls do not automatically recognize VoIP, and you may need to configure it to do so.
Regular Software Updates
Another way to ensure VoIP privacy is through regular software updates. Software updates ensure that the latest security provisions are inside of your network. If your software is vulnerable, your hackers have little difficulty in getting into your network. You should definitely update your firmware every quarter.
You should also encrypt your information. This is a great way to guarantee that no one intercepts your data and exploits it. If you have a good provider, they should be able to help you with this.
Use SaaS for VoIP
Instead of installing and maintaining all of your infrastructure, you should consider using SaaS (Software as a Service). This is also known as a pure hosted solution, and it means that your provider will always make sure that your system is current and operational. A good provider can handle all of the above security practices. Allowing your provider to handle this means that you do not have to focus on security but rather on your business.
If you have any questions regarding VoIP security, or Business Phone Systems in general, please contact Advanced Communication Systems today at 800-750-3624. Please feel free to also follow us on Twitter.