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Securing VOIP?
From: reberc () post ch
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 17:12:30 +0200

Hi 

I have to review our concept for implementing VOIP. I have to make sure, that all security issues are covered. If 
anybody could give me some help on this question:

Our provider says, that we need no firewall for VOIP because our Voice Gateway receives only PRI requests/transfers. He 
says that it is possible to restrict the Voice Gateway for only PRI-Traffic and that it is impossible to bring data 
along with PRI. The PRI is always converted to voice. Now I have seen, that you can send Voice, Video and Data on PRI. 
Is it really necessary to have an Firewall between our CallManager and Voice Gateway or can I trust the provider and be 
sure, that nothing else (IP-Transfers) is coming over this line? 

Many thanks in advance!

Claudia Reber
IT-Security Officer

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