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Best Practices for Securing Your Avaya IP Office

With the ever increased threat of hacking, it is very important to follow proper steps in securing your public facing devices. Breaches can occur from multiple fronts, i.e., allowing any SIP and VoIP traffic in your system, improper firewall configurations, and of course not changing default passwords. With Avaya IP Office, there are several steps in making sure your system is locked down as much as possible. Avaya has issued a technical bulletin on doing this with the following basics:

Review your existing installations and/or new deployments.  Determine any security risks and requirements then implement these changes:

  • Change security defaults and passwords
  • Remove any unnecessary accounts
  • Disable any unused services/interfaces
  • Enforce strict password policies
  • Make sure users and extensions are secure
  • Make sure trunks/lines are secure
  • Prevent and block unwanted Calls
  • Secure user voicemail and one-X Portal accounts
  • Block unnecessary and limit IP network exposure
  • Make sure management applications & configuration data are secure
  • Make sure servers running IP Office applications are secure
  • Activate reporting/monitoring of your system
  • Test for vulnerabilities
  • Install latest software updates/service packs

Even with these steps taken, you will want to continually monitor your alarms and logs to detect any unusual activity.  Always keep up with security advisories and make sure to keep your system up-to-date with the latest patches and upgrades.

Please read the document, Securing your IP Office Guidelines, for full detail on securing your IP Office.

 

Grandstream Launches New Infrared Cameras and Free Video Monitor Software

Grandstream Networks has launched 3 new HD IP outdoor cameras along with a new free video monitoring/recording management software “GSurf Pro“.  Designed with variable outdoor conditions in mind, Grandstream’s new GXV cameras are made to withstand harsh temperature, light and weather.

GXV3672_HD & GXV3672_FHD

GXV3672_HD & GXV3672_FHD

The GXV3672_FHD and GXV3672_HD IP cameras are both outdoor day/night tube infrared cameras with IP66 weatherproof casing and ONVIF compliance. GXV3672_HD include a 3.1 megapixel CMOS sensor for 1080P HD resolution while GXV3672HD has a 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor for 720P HD resolution.  Both cameras are great for securing premises and recording events in both bright daylight and darkness.

GXV3662_FHD

GXV3662_FHD

The GXV3662_FHD is a weatherproof, vandal-resistant dome HD IP camera and an expanded version of Grandstream’s GXV3662_HD camera to be used for difficult outdoor survelliances.  It features a 3.1 megapixel CMOS sensor for 1080P resolution, IP66 weatherproof casing, ONVIF compliant and include an IR_CUT switch for color or black/white operations.  As with all of Grandstream’s IP video surveillance cameras the GXV3662_FHD is also comes PoE, H.264, embedded video analystics, SIP/VoIP for 2-way audio/video streaming, support advanced alert options, high performance streaming servers and more.

GSurf Pro

GSurf Pro

Last but not least, Grandstream’s newly upgraded and free version of their GSurf video monitoring/recording management software is for use with their GXV IP misalliance cameras.  The new GSurf Pro video management software controls up to 36 cameras at once, let users connect all IP cameras directly to a server, and be able to view/control the cameras by running GSurf on any computers with the server network.  Other features include advanced alarm and notification settings, electronic map, search, playback, PTZ controls and more.  GSurf Pro is available for download on Grandstream’s website here.

All 3 of Grandstream’s new surveillance cameras are available now, in stock and ready to ship!  Visit the product pages for full specs or contact us for more details.  Remember to log-in to view our special low pricing for all Grandstream products.

Introducing 2N Helios IP Security Intercom

The Telecom Spot is now carrying Cortelco 2N Helios IP door & security intercoms!

2N Helios IP Security Intercom

2N Helios IP family offers a variety of solutions with a combination of audio, video and keypads/buttons and good range of price points to meet your needs. They’re a convenient way to monitor and control visitor entries remotely, and is easy to setup and maintain.  For everyday businesses, security areas, emergency-use or even more rugged environments, you can find a security door intercom with 2N Helios.  Find out more today to see if Helios IP intercoms may be a right fit for you.

New Grandstream GXV3615WP_HD Cube IP Camera – Now Available for Pre-Order!

Just released, the new Grandstream HD IP Surveillance Camera offers indoor security solution for residents, small home office, and small to med-sized businesses in an attractive design and affordable price.  It features HD video resolution, WiFI/POE and SIP/VoIP for 2-way audio/video streaming.

Grandstream GXV3615WP_HD Cube IP Camera

For full details visit our Grandstream GXV3615WP_HD Cube IP Camera product page.  Orders are expected to ship around end of April 2012.