Business communications are always evolving.  Many enterprises have moved on from simple TDM voice solutions to new Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions. With corporate M&A and an increasing global business model, employees are now communicating with their colleagues or customers around the world. Many meetings and collaboration happen over web-based applications like Microsoft Teams/Skype or other video-enabled media solutions. The pace of change in how we communicate moves at an ever increasing rate.

To keep pace, you need a zero trust security policy. Many enterprises have adopted a layered security posture to address network and data application vulnerability, however, you need understand the UC components of their networks are a potential vulnerability carrying both voice and video traffic. Your layered security solutions can see a lot of data moving through these pipes and you might assume that is totally normal. Unfortunately, this also creates a potential opportunity to use the UC system as an attack vector. The threat is not just having an intruder getting into your networks to illegally use your resources, but there is the possibility they will undertake many more malicious activities. It is a big deal!

To complete your layered security approach, add Ribbon Analytics. Using a big data analytics platform, running behavioral analytics to observe and detect malicious activity, you will to turn data into actionable information. Actionable information is consumed by a suite of security applications to prevent fraud, robocalling, and Telephony Denial of Service (TDos) attacks. Based on mitigation and prevention decisions, Ribbon's solution can also share security policy decisions with multiple vendor’s equipment to lock-down the network edge.

Complementing our security application suite, Ribbon also provides a network operations application suite to perform retrospective root cause analysis with historical data, to use KPI data to identify network trends and anomalies that occur over periods of time, and an end-to-end view for network-wide troubleshooting and altering.