Enterprise telephony infrastructures are rapidly changing from traditional, fixed function, proprietary Private Branch Exchange (PBX) infrastructures, to voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) PBX systems. These systems enable convergence of voice and data networks, minimize infrastructure costs and provide deployment ease and flexibility.
However, the transition to VoIP technology presents new security challenges that must be addressed to ensure secure and robust, non-disruptive, toll-grade quality of service (QoS) for voice services, and ensure that business-critical data networks continue to operate effectively. Therefore, the benefits VoIP provides can be erased quickly by motivated cyber criminals bent on compromising an enterprise network.
Alcatel-Lucent provides an end-to-end solution that includes advanced, multi-layered, network-level security at every point of vulnerability. IP communications are secured with dynamic pin-holing, deep packet inspection technology, and advanced bandwidth management capabilities.
The voice and signaling for VoIP are encrypted by the Thales IP Touch Security Solution to ensure confidentiality and to ensure that all IP phone software upgrades are not corrupted.