Apr 25, 2017 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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