Although VoIP may be on its way to widespread adoption, research indicates that many US businesses haven’t yet taken steps to increase security for VoIP systems, reports In-Stat
. As businesses extend their IP telephony deployments to locations beyond the LAN, securing the VoIP infrastructure will become increasingly important, the high-tech market research firm says.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- Over 80% of survey respondents have deployed some type of VoIP solution in their companies.
- Between 2007 and 2010, 168 million IP PBX lines will be shipped into the business premises.
- Usage of collaboration and conferencing products that leverage VoIP is increasing.
The research, “US Businesses Lag In Securing VoIP
”, covers the US business market for VoIP. This research provides VoIP equipment shipment information and end-user survey data including:
- Traditional and IP PBX line shipment forecast, 2006–2011.
- IP Phone forecast by phone type, 2006–2011.
- Data from a survey of 299 IT professionals about their security plans for VoIP technology.