Unified communications are long chains that run from end users through the network infrastructures and all the way to UC application. Here are some best ways to improve UC security
FREMONT, CA: It is vital for any company to maintain a secure unified communication as they serve the pathways for the hackers to enter into a company's territory quite easily. Unified communications are long chains that run from end-users through the network infrastructures and all the way to UC application. Hence it is advisable to have regular security checkups of the UC systems. Here are some best ways to improve UC security.
Generally, a company has more than one network working. Apart from the corporate UC network, others could be guest Wi-Fi access for visitors. It is very essential to keep that traffic away from the main network as they may pose security threats for the company. IoT devices like security video cameras and sensors have rudimentary OSes, and their default passwords can be easily guessed. Once infected or hacked, they can become disastrous for the UC system. Hence it is important to work with the network system to micro-segment the network, which will keep malicious devices away from the US system.
The company, which works on a single sign-on (SSO) or federated ID service, needs more extensive password policy requirements and two-factor authentication to secure its networks. Theft of service is a costly problem for the company. Some of them have a UC system that needs some basic amount to be paid. Failing to keep stringent password policies may give unauthorized users a free ride on the company's expense.
Big companies usually have a decentralized security system, and the roles are divided into a number of groups. Some of the people from these groups may be from outside the UC system, and their actions can affect the UC system of the company. Identifying those people from various security elements like network firewalls is essential to maintain the security of the company.
Many vendors resort to building advanced security into their systems. The advanced security provides protection against session initiation protocol denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Hence it is always advisable to have a proper configured firewall placed to detect and prevent a DoS attack.
Keeping these things in mind, a company should have a tighter, more secure UC system and keep them updated and under check every six months or so.
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