Empirix Enhances Ability to Test Secure Communication Networks With Secure Device Emulation for Encrypted Avaya Voice Networks

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Secure Communication

Empirix today announced enhancements to the Hammer Gen6 Test Platform to provide, functional, stress and ongoing testing for secure Avaya voice environments. The Empirix Hammer Gen6 test platform enables enterprises to examine latency, performance and voice quality over encrypted communication channels, resulting in truly secure communications. This new capability enables organizations to deploy with confidence secure communication networks for critical applications in verticals, such as financial, law enforcement, and healthcare, that use encrypted communications.

Fraud Within a VoIP Environment

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Since the introduction of VoIP, the service or underlying technology (based on the SIP protocol) has been susceptible to multiple fraud scenarios. In particular, by exploiting some of the features of VoIP, such as three way call and call transfer, hackers can inject call signals into the network and effectively hijack calls. The result is significant non-billable revenue for the Service Provider. Since commands associated with VoIP technology are often sent un-encrypted and without authorization for each command, this is an easy technique to carry out.