Editorial

THE VODIA CLOUD PBX – THE SECURE CHOICE

The Vodia cloud PBX is the industry standard and a telephone system that works from anywhere – it’s the last tool companies need to work from home. It gives you real-time talk with an imperceptible delay. Our best-in-class PBX integrates with Microsoft Teams out of the box: it’s tailored for remote environments, so your team can use their mobile devices as their office extensions.

We’re a few months past the unofficial anniversary of the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and innumerable companies have transitioned to a hybrid work environment, with some employees working at offices and the rest working from home, while teams at other companies are entirely remote, working from home, or from anywhere with a viable Internet connection.

The Vodia cloud PBX is the industry standard and a telephone system that works from anywhere – it’s the last tool companies need to work from home. It gives you real-time talk with an imperceptible delay. Our best-in-class PBX integrates with Microsoft Teams out of the box: it’s tailored for remote environments, so your team can use their mobile devices as their office extensions.

With dispersed staff that have to stay in touch with each other, many companies use third party services to keep everyone connected and, of course, there are many criteria that have to be considered prior to choosing a solution. Usually, Vodia, as a SaaS provider, is asked numerous questions about our product, particularly regarding usability, accessibility, cross platform support, mobile and desktop apps, customization and quality of service. It’s rather interesting to see security concerns are rarely addressed, and the end customer, you, are provided very little information about data integrity, availability and confidentiality – the sacred CIA Triad. Together, these three principles form the cornerstone of any organization’s security infrastructure. They (should) function as goals and objectives for every security program.[https://www.f5.com/labs/articles/education/what-is-the-cia-triad].

Confidentiality: the protection of information from unauthorized access

Integrity: the condition where information is kept accurate and consistent unless authorized changes are made

Availability: information should be available when authorized users need to access it.

[http://panmore.com/the-cia-triad-confidentiality-integrity-availability]

Let’s see how we apply the CIA Triad principle in our platform.

Thanks to the HTTPS and WSS, it’s guaranteed all data exchanges between the client and the Vodia cloud PBX are always secure: as a precaution it’s actually impossible to initiate the call, or do anything from the user portal, unless HTTPS is used.

We have a sophisticated mechanism in place that tracks login attempts and, if it detects any malicious activity, the IP is blacklisted right away. Admins can also check login activity for clear indication of unsuccessful login attempts. All of us, as end users, hate when password policies are overcomplicated and almost impossible to keep track of: while Vodia does have a password reset option, we also have a password strength setting that can be tweaked to find the middle ground between security and insanity.

Many people in the IT industry have heard of instances where services go down. This is sometimes due to network errors, sometimes due to DDoS attacks, or sometimes due to system overload. If you favor cloud, then we have a robust failover mechanism that guarantees the availability of your service in any weather.

With the angry acronym GDRP, which is beloved for privacy and hated for the annoying popups we have to click through, it’s good news for our customers that Vodia doesn’t share any data with third parties. Reason one: all our clients run their own instances of the PBX, hence we have neither involvement with nor access to your data. Reason two: we don’t actually collect any data. Of course, in cases when a CRM system or something like Google signin is involved, there could be a potential data exposure, but those companies usually only have access to limited data and rather secure sophisticated integrations.

Installing our PBX, even a second PBX alongside your office PBX to enable remote or hybrid work, requires no migration and results in no disruption to your original PBX – it’s just a simple second step. And you can be certain we are constantly fine-tuning our PBX to not only improve its functionality but to continue to contribute to the security of your data.

All in all, it’s hard to be just a telecommunications company without addressing security, especially when it comes to communication and information exchange. For more information, reach out to us, sales@vodia.com.

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