Telephony convergence poses security risks

Wednesday, 20 April 2005, 10:41 AM EST

Integration of new and legacy communications technologies demands safeguards.

The convergence of telephone and Internet protocol networks holds great promise, according to industry experts, leading vendors and the press. However, an increasingly converged network also increases the risk factor associated with securing voice and other real-time communication streams. These risks are not limited to Internet- protocol-based networks; traditional time division multiplexing networks also are vulnerable.

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