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October 2005

Security Hang-ups

EXPOSE Will VoIP's shortcomings give businesses a wake-up call? Internet Telephony H.323: The standard for sending voice and video using IP on the public Internet and within an intranet. The standard, approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 1996, describes how multimedia communications occur between terminals, network equipment and services. IP Telephony (IPT): A general term for the technologies that use the Internet Protocol's packet-switched connections to exchange voice, fax and other forms of information that have traditionally been carried over the public-switched telephone network. Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP): A protocol that defines a means of communication between a media gateway, which converts data from the format required for a circuit-switched network to that required for a packet-switched network, and the media gateway controller. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): A standard protocol for initiating an interactive user session that involves multimedia elements. It enables common ...

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Features in this issue

  • Security Seven Awards

    Seven winners. Seven verticals. Countless achievements.
    Education: Dave Dittrich
    Financial Services: Christofer Hoff
    Telecommunications: Edward Amoroso
    Government: Charles McGann
    Energy: Richard Jackson
    Manufacturing: Hans-Ottmar Beckmann
    Health Care: Patrick Heim
    Profiles by Michael S. Mimoso, Bill Brenner, Herman Mehling, Susan Hildreth, Mark Baard

  • Antispyware: Blue Coat Systems' Spyware Interceptor SI-1

    Blue Coat Systems' Spyware Interceptor SI-1

  • SQL Server 2005 Premieres

    Next month, Microsoft adds a star-studded cast of security features to its database system.

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