Hype vs. reality in VoIP security

Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 12:13 PM EST

Voice over IP, like many new technologies, suffers from having security as an afterthought. Headlines tell of VoIP vulnerabilities that can lead to eavesdropping, a new form of spam, even denial-of-service attacks that can take down the one communication network that businesses rely on most.

Lawrence Orans, a research director with Gartner, says some of these threats are overblown and arenít likely to happen in a corporate setting. Frank Dzubeck, president of Communications Network Architects, which analyzes the industry, believes that given the lack of security built into IP, anything can happen. Network World Senior Editor Cara Garretson spoke with both, aiming to separate hype from reality.

At Network World.

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