How lax VoIP security can have major ramifications on business

The fact that business IT is evolving is not shocking. While those in the trenches are well aware of how fast things are evolving, it can become overwhelming to try and learn about and implement the latest innovations while also managing existing systems. This leads to a lax security.

This is the argument that Jon Arnold presented in a recent column for NoJitter, a connected enterprise blog. In the piece, he specifically examines the VoIP network.

"IT's job is getting harder, not easier, and with a near-impossible set of priorities to manage (juggle, really), you hardly ever get the chance to revisit things once they're up and running," Arnold writes. "This brings me to VoIP, and based on the research done for my latest white paper, I would advocate some second thoughts on that. Whether you deployed VoIP last year or many years ago, you're facing a tougher environment today regarding network security."

He makes the case that in many security audits, VoIP and voice solutions get overlooked as those in charge focus on databases and other assets that can be mandated for compliance purposes. This drops VoIP down the priority list, especially with technology becoming a more centralized component to organizations.

VoIP is more than just telephony, as it is attached to the business network and can be an entry point for hackers. With the help of an IT consulting firm that specializes in business VoIP phone service, organizations can take steps to make sure the solution is kept secure at all times.