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VoIP: the security debate

Security concerns regarding voice over Internet Protocol have been making headlines recently, with industry observers issuing warnings about potential security attacks such as phishing and pharming. But analyst firm Gartner has refuted these claims.

roundup The main draw of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has always been its promise to reduce a company's communications cost. Businesses can leverage on their existing IP network infrastructure to run both voice and data, bypassing the need to implement and support a separate infrastructure for voice traffic.

But VoIP has been in the news of late, for all the wrong reasons, with industry observers issuing warnings about potential security attacks such as phishing and pharming.

However, analyst firm Gartner has come out to refute claims of these vulnerabilities, dismissing them as scare tactics laid out by vendors to increase sales. Read more about this and other relevant story highlights below.

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