Cybercrime is the fastest growing threat for businesses today. When it comes to developing a cyber security strategy, many organizations are so focused on securing their computer networks that they overlook other areas of vulnerability, such as their phone systems.
The phone still plays a critical role in the way that business is conducted today, and a cloud-based hosted PBX phone system offers your organization a number of benefits to aid in collaboration and increase productivity. From picking up the phone to touch base on the status of a project to holding video conferences, a cloud-based hosted PBX phone system helps to make communication seamless. However, given the sensitive information that is often discussed in these interactions, securing your cloud-based hosted PBX phone system needs to be a priority.
Using an SBC can protect your cloud-based hosted PBX phone system from DoS attacks, which can disrupt communications, steal confidential information, eavesdrop on phone conversations, and infect systems with malware and viruses.
Here are several reasons why you must use an SBC to secure your cloud-based hosted PBX phone system:
Enhance Call Quality and Ease of Use
Being able to clearly and easily communicate is critical for conducting business and using an SBC will ensure call quality as well as interoperability of VoIP and video devices.
Proactive Security Maintenance
An SBC proactively looks for security threats so that it can quickly block the problem. Once a threat is identified, the SBC notifies the CPU and host about the details of the threat and what has been done to prevent it. If a business has multiple locations, an SBC will even notify the other locations about the threat so that they can be on the lookout for a possible breach.
Maintain an Effective Defense Program
Today’s hackers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and are constantly changing the way that they can bypass security measures. An SBC will allow your business to stay on top of these changes and install updates as soon as they become available to be able to maintain an effective defense program.
As you can see, your phone system presents a number of vulnerabilities for your business. An SBC will prove itself as a necessity to protect your business from a malicious attack.
Contact us to learn more about the benefits of using an SBC with a cloud-based hosted PBX phone system.