September 24, 2008
SecureLogix Intros VoIP Security Assessment Tool Suite
By Niladri Sekhar Nath, TMCnet Contributing Editor
SecureLogix Corporation (News - Alert) has introduced a set of custom voice over IP (VoIP) security assessment tools. These tools can be used to assess susceptibility to an extensive range of Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) threats, including denial-of-service (DoS) and man-in-the-middle attacks, eavesdropping, and audio insertion and deletion.
These tools are now well-known in the VoIP security community and the de facto standard tools for the types of vulnerabilities they assess. These new VoIP security assessment tools compliment the company’s voice network security scanner that identifies modem vulnerabilities in traditional circuit-switched networks, also available for free download from the SecureLogix website.
Almost all organizations deploying VoIP maintain a significant amount of legacy voice infrastructure, especially at the voice network edge where it connects to long distance service providers.
The combination of these VoIP and legacy scanning tools provides a comprehensive approach to identifying critical voice security vulnerabilities across an organization’s entire mix of VoIP and legacy infrastructure and systems. This full voice network security approach is unique to SecureLogix, the company said.
“As voice networks have evolved and VoIP has entered the market, SecureLogix has remained at the forefront of voice security research and development,” said Mark Collier, CTO and VP of engineering at SecureLogix, in a statement. “We provide products and services—our free modem scanner, these VoIP security assessment tools, and paid Voice Assessment Service analyst engagements—that enable you identify vulnerabilities and cost savings opportunities in your enterprise voice network.”
Collier added: “We also provide the products and managed services you need to secure, monitor, and manage your entire voice network, whether VoIP, TDM, or a mix of the two.”
Collier is responsible for technology research, development and related intellectual property, including a special focus on VoIP security solutions. In addition to his corporate R&D work, he has completed publicly funded research into current and future threats to VoIP systems, protocols and application services.
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Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Niladri’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Mae Kowalke