Is VoIP Secure?
When Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for the acoustic telegraph in 1875, security was likely not an overwhelming concern. However, after a century and a half of technological advancement, communication security is not only a concern; it is often the most critical factor in choosing VoIP service.
Business owners want to be assured that VoIP service is reliable and secure before they commit to dumping their landlines. The experts at Gabbit want you to know your concerns are valid. Our VoIP services offer state-of-the-art defense mechanisms and are an important part of your overall cybersecurity plan.
Landlines are the good ol’ boys of communication.
Telephone wires stretch across the globe and connect handset to handset. This physical connection makes landlines quite secure. To intercept voice calls, one must actually hack into the wires. This technology may be safe, but it is also quite limiting. If you only need voice calls, landlines serve this purpose. Today’s businesses, however, need texting, video, and web communication services that are best provided with the reliability of VoIP.
VoIP communication uses the Internet.
Digital calls are made using packet switching. This is when voice data is broken into smaller packets and transmitted over the Internet to the receiving party. They are then reassembled and transferred into understandable voice communication. VoIP encryption is an integral part of keeping your VoIP communication safe. Encryption scrambles the voice data packets described above so that they make no sense to a potential hacker. In addition, end-to-end encryption directly encrypts communication between the sender and recipient. This means that your data is only decrypted when it reaches the recipient.
VoIP security is a crucial component of your company’s cybersecurity plan. VoIP phone services from Gabbit offer real-time monitoring of calling plan usage, encryption to prevent eavesdropping, secure voicemail, and more. Your company is also essential in maintaining security for your communications.