There is no technology without vulnerabilities and without malicious entities wanting to take advantage of it. That's a reality.
Of today's technologies, VoIP is one of the most vulnerable mainly because of lack of awareness. There is a prevalent disregard for VoIP security. Businesses are up in arms protecting data, its systems and flow – but not voice data. And this is a big gap that needs to be addressed.
We had a great year here at VoIP Spear. Our service has been instrumental in the phenomenal growth of the industry. And the new year is looking like another great one for VoIP and VoIP monitoring!
As a leading global provider of VoIP performance testing services, we play a crucial role in ensuring consistent VoIP service quality. Individuals and businesses – those that provide telecommunications services and those who rely on them – are always better off when they have our monitoring services set up. Performance inconsistencies and possible problem scenarios can be logged and addressed swiftly.
For businesses and individuals, this was the year when VoIP became a truly reliable alternative to wireline telephony. In the past, it has always been the more affordable choice while still dodging questions about reliability. This changed as the technology improved immensely. Alongside VoIP Spear's monitoring service, there is now the guarantee of communications services that can provide for the demanding requirements of businesses, big and small.
Here are some articles where business VoIP and VoIP Spear take center stage:
I was surfing recently when I stumbled across two nifty little posts about VoIP Spear.
"Testing Your Network Connection for Packet Loss and Latency" was written in April by Tely Labs. They have included a large screenshot showing one of our VoIP Spear charts so the post looks very nice.
I like how the post is a "How To" guide for using VoIP Spear. For example, it explains that an endpoint is "defined as your public IP" and that latency is "a synonym for delay". As someone who is immersed all day long in the world of VoIP troubleshooting, I sometimes forget what a normal perspective is.
The post's last section is also pretty useful. It talks about the type of information you should have handy if you want to call up your ISP to report a VoIP call quality issue. It has me thinking about how we can build some of this information into VoIP Spear.
We start the year right at VoIP Spear! Beginning January, you can now select your testing servers from multiple locations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America for each of your endpoints. This means that you can get the most accurate results by choosing locations closer to your endpoints.
2014 draws near as VoIP continues to make headway into telecommunications, practically taking over chunks of what used to be wireline companies' market. VoIP technologies and services have greatly improved through the years. Costs have remained consistent, if not lower. And network support is better than ever. It is a great time to make that big VoIP switch. But before you take the next step, switching to VoIP may not be for everyone -- at least not yet.
Ask yourself three questions: