Unified communications platforms lack security scrutiny

Unified communications platforms lack security scrutiny

As UC platforms become more open to the outside world, IT leaders need to heed newer threats, including guest-access features, federation capabilities and cloud services.
Nemertes Research, a tech advisory firm, recently interviewed IT security leaders about their top enterprise security concerns and challenges. Unsurprisingly, participants rarely cited attacks on unified communications applications and infrastructure as a top security concern.
This lack of interest in UC security isn’t just among security leaders. Even those responsible for IP telephony and unified communications platforms rarely cite security as a primary focus. Instead, they spend the bulk of their time on operational issues, architectural planning, vendor management and, increasingly, working with lines of business to support digital transformation.

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