Cisco Ups the VoIP Ante with Media Encryption

by Ted Wallingford

Related link: http://news.com.com/Cisco+tightens+security+on+voice+products/2100-7355_3-542581…



Cisco introduced a patch to its CallManager softPBX that adds encryption of voice channels on its mid-range 7940 and 7960 IP phones. This feature has cost them a lot of business to Avaya over the last year. Naturally, since voice encryption is something freeware softphones already do, it was definitely a conspicuous omission on Cisco's voice roster. Check the link for more info.

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