Humbug Telecom Labs Offers Community Approach to Telecom Fraud Fighting
(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) RAMAT HASHARON, ISRAEL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/21/11 -- Humbug Telecom Labs provider of carrier-class fraud prevention, detection and telecom analytics for any size business, today announced the release of their Community blacklist. Telecom fraud is a very real problem that according to the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) costs businesses $80 billion each year.
"Fraud happens everywhere from small law firms, accounting offices, even the Department of Homeland Security. Attacks can quickly spread to multiple PBXs on the same network," said Yaniv Rofé, CEO of Humbug Telecom Labs. "Humbug's fraud prevention and detection solution stops that from occurring. It's why leading vendors are beginning to bundle in fraud protection services into existing PBXs." Yesterday's telecom fraud world was a fragmented environment -- with each carrier, service provider and even small business fighting alone against invading hackers, abusers, and telecom fraudsters (aka phreakers). Released into public beta, Humbug's Community Blacklist is dramatically changing the landscape, and is our first big step towards creating a true collaborative environment against the global problem of telecom fraud.
When enabled, the blacklist alert will allow users to create their own private blacklist, as well as make use of the community blacklist which contains over 55,000 abusive/fraudulent numbers submitted by community members, telecom fraud managers, law enforcement agencies and other industry sources such as the CFCA.
Enabling the community blacklist in your Humbug account gives you immediate protection from tens of thousands of blacklisted numbers, a list which is constantly being improved and fine-tuned for the benefit of everyone connected. This alert joins a host of additional easily configured alerts that provide organizations with a previously unavailable blanket of protection against costly telecom fraud.
Organizations that have been a target of telecom fraud, PBX hacking, toll fraud, and others are asked to contact us and send the details of the attack for our investigation and inclusion in the community-based alerts for others to benefit.
About Humbug Telecom LabsHumbug Telecom Labs makes it affordable for any sized business to have carrier-class fraud prevention and detection, while providing powerful BI (business intelligence) that puts the users in command of their telecom activity. Humbug also offers free Visual Analytics so users can view all of their telecom traffic in real time, concise, readable Google Analytics type format. No PBX report even comes close. Customizable real time alerts can be configured by the user to track telecom traffic behavior and keep track of spending. Humbug is ideal for call centers, ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers), organizations that sell on the phone, or any business with significant telecom expenditures. Humbug easily integrates with a host of popular open source and proprietary PBX systems.
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