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Introducing the Grandstream UCM6100 Asterisk PBX: So Close But So Far Away

Introducing the Grandstream UCM6100 Asterisk PBX: So Close But So Far Away

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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UPDATE: Here’s a newer Asterisk appliance for under $30. Grandstream has done with Asterisk what Samsung and others did with Android. You basically take a freely available, open source toolkit and transform it into a terrific piece of turnkey hardware with tremendous savings in development costs. While it’s great for consumers, to us it highlights what is wrong with the GPL2 license which lets companies do this in the first place. These for-profit companies give almost nothing back to the… Read More ›

Amerika the Beautiful: An Insider’s View of What Went Wrong and How To Fix It

Amerika the Beautiful: An Insider’s View of What Went Wrong and How To Fix It

Monday, June 17, 2013

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UPDATE: Following a week of almost daily new disclosures, we are republishing our original article with some additional observations from us and others who have been following what will almost certainly turn out to be one of the most shocking and important revelations in the history of our republic. Much of this story has unfolded on Twitter, one of the few companies that stood up to the government and refused to participate in the PRISM data collection enterprise. So it… Read More ›

The Next Plateau: VoIP Communications with Asterisk in Amazon’s EC2 Cloud

The Next Plateau: VoIP Communications with Asterisk in Amazon’s EC2 Cloud

Monday, February 11, 2013

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We’ve spent considerable effort exploring and enhancing the VoIP cloud offerings for our followers, and today we’re delighted to introduce another terrific service: Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This is one of several Amazon Web Service (AWS) offerings that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud and is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. That’s the Amazon pitch for their service. Ours is a bit different. For anyone with mission-critical operations or that has ever given a moment’s… Read More ›

Sleep Like a Baby: 20 Failsafe Tips to Enhance Asterisk PBX Security

Sleep Like a Baby: 20 Failsafe Tips to Enhance Asterisk PBX Security

Monday, October 1, 2012

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We often tell the tale of the early Asterisk@Home days when almost every server was configured with no firewall, unlimited web access, and a 201 extension with a password of either 201 or 1234. What could possibly go wrong? Remember this Monday morning newspaper headline? "Small business gets $120,000 phone bill after hackers attack VoIP phone." News.com.au ran this story back in 2009: "Criminals hacked into an Internet phone system and used it to make 11,000 international calls in just… Read More ›

Travelin’ Man 3: Securing a PBX in a Flash or VoIP in the Cloud Server

Travelin’ Man 3: Securing a PBX in a Flash or VoIP in the Cloud Server

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Today we’re pleased to introduce Travelin’ Man 3, a completely new security methodology based upon FQDN Whitelists and DDNS. In a nutshell, you get set-it-and-forget-it convenience and rock-solid VoIP security for your Cloud-based PBX or any PBX in a Flash server lacking a hardware-based firewall… AND you get hands-free protection and flexibility for your mobile or remote workforce.

FreePBX Backdoor Passwords Pose Asterisk Security Threat

FreePBX Backdoor Passwords Pose Asterisk Security Threat

Friday, April 15, 2011

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Newly revealed backdoor passwords into FreePBX make it imperative that every Asterisk administrator immediately check all of their existing systems.

Avoiding a $100,000 Phone Bill: VoIP WhiteList for IPtables

Avoiding a $100,000 Phone Bill: VoIP WhiteList for IPtables

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Today we introduce the VoIP WhiteList for IPtables, a simple automated solution for FreePBX-based Asterisk systems that blocks SIP and IAX access to your server from every IP address not included in your white list. Installation time: under 5 minutes.

The Incredible PBX: Meet the New Kid on the Block

The Incredible PBX: Meet the New Kid on the Block

Sunday, August 15, 2010

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The Incredible PBX: a turnkey PBX in a Flash-based system designed for Zero Internet Footprint with free inbound and outbound calling throughout the U.S./Canada and dozens of free Asterisk applications to handle every imaginable PBX task. Rock-solid security, randomly-generated extension passwords, free Skype calling, and more…