6 Steps to VoIP Security

Updated: February 14, 2007

Network vendor Cisco Systems suggests that VoIP security can be achieved by following these six steps:

1. Prepare -- Make sound financial decisions by developing a business case that establishes the financial justification for making a technology change.

2. Plan -- Assess the existing environment to determine whether it can support the proposed system.

3. Design -- Develop a comprehensive detailed design that meets business and technical requirements.

4. Implement -- Integrate devices without disrupting the existing network or creating points of vulnerability.

5. Operate -- Maintain network health through day-to-day operations.

6. Optimize -- Achieve operational excellence through ongoing improvement of system performance and features.

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