Asterisk VoIP Security

When I came across a blog on Huffington Post that called Asterisk out on the security of their open source VoIP platform I just had to know, is this true?

So I asked Asterisk (after I said “asked Asterisk” five times fast) and got this detailed response from David Duffet, Director of Worldwide Asterisk Community.

Duffett (@dduffett) explains that protecting your network is a not whole lot unlike fortifying your house against break-ins.

VoIP Supply: Who is the Asterisk VoIP platform designed for?

David Duffet: The Asterisk IP communications engine is for anyone that wants to create a flexible and powerful communications solution. Asterisk configuration is performed through a number of ascii text files, and this is why a number of …

Office technology is supposed to make our working lives easier but the overwhelming amount of options makes it difficult just choosing the right device.

So where do you turn and who do you trust when you want to know who’s used this stuff before, what works and what doesn’t, and how much hair will I pull out trying to install this thing?

This is when you seek the guidance of a VoIP blogger like Michael Graves (@mjgraves) who runs the site Graves on SOHO Technology. He tests products geared for the small office / home office (SOHO) user and offers you, the reader, a wealth of detailed product reviews, guides and how-to articles, and great hands-on advice.

Graves explained to us …

Sangoma, a leading provider of voice and data cards since 1984 for VoIP platforms like Asterisk and FreeSWITCH, is now offering free online technical training courses to introduce you to their line of Sangoma TDM interface cards.

What You’ll Learn at Sangoma TDM Training

Sangoma offers a wide range of telephony cards including digital voice cards, analog voice cards, wireless GSM cards, hybrid voice boards, and ISDN BRI voice cards.

The first of three training sessions will help you learn:

  • Which Sangoma card you should choose (Analog, BRI, PRI, E1, T1, J1, GSM) and the benefits for each type in your system.
  • Introduction to Sangoma’s WANPIPE Driver including:
    • Installation methods for Asterisk based systems
    • How to configure your Asterisk system with Sangoma
    • Hardware installation