Humbug Partners with VoIPmonitor for Enhanced Telecom Threat Management
-Enterprises gain new tools by combining VoIP DPI with Humbug’s Telecom Threat Management –
Ramat HaSharon, Israel – March 21, 2012 – Humbug Telecom Labs provider of carrier-class Telecom Threat Management including fraud prevention, detection and telecom analytics for any size business, announced today that it has partnered with VoIPmonitor
“Telecom attacks are getting more sophisticated every day” says Boaz Bechar, VP of Business Development and cofounder at Humbug Telecom Labs. He continues, “The lack of visibility into call traffic means that enterprises usually only find out about attacks when they get their monthly bill. VoIPmonitor enables users of any VoIP PBX or SIP service to monitor and get alerts based on monitoring at the network layer without installation in the PBX.”
“Attacks on Telecom systems have become an everyday occurrence and unprotected phone networks become easy targets,” says Martin Vit, creator of VoIPmonitor. “By combining the monitoring capabilities of VoIPmonitor with the analysis and blocking features that Humbug Telecom offers companies a whole new set of tools to protect themselves.”
Nir Simionovich, Humbug Telecom Labs’ Chief Architect and cofounder, adds “Where Humbug is able to monitor and create alerts on more than 240 supported PBX models; the partnership with VoIPmonitor takes us one layer deeper into the network. This makes the Humbug Service available to more enterprises regardless of their PBX.”
The Humbug implementation of VoIPmonitor can be downloaded from the Humbug Telecom website by choosing your PBX brand at http://www.humbuglabs.org/index.php/index_c/compatibility
About Humbug Telecom Labs
Humbug Telecom Labs makes it affordable for any sized business to have carrier-class fraud prevention and detection, while providing powerful business intelligence which puts users in command of their telecom activity. Humbug also offers free Visual Analytics to view telecom traffic in a real time, concise, readable Google Analytics-type format. No PBX report comes close. Customizable real time alerts can be configured by the user to track telecom traffic behavior and keep track of spending. Humbug is ideal for call centers, ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers), organizations that sell by phone, businesses with significant telecom expenditures and any responsible organization cognizant of the global fraud epidemic. Humbug easily integrates with a host of popular open source and proprietary PBX systems . www.humbuglabs.org.
VoIPmonitor is open source live network packet sniffer VoIP monitoring software and call recorder for Linux or posix Unix which analyzes SIP and RTP protocol. It can run as daemon or analyzes already captured pcap files. For each detected VoIP call VoIPmonitor calculates statistics about loss, burstiness, latency and predicts MOS (Meaning Opinion Score) according to ITU-T G.107 E-model so operator centers can quickly decide which calls are bad. These statistics are saved to MySQL database and each call is saved as pcap dump and optionaly to audio WAV. Free VoIPmonitor can decode only G.711 codec. Commercial version can decode from G.729/G.723/GSM/Speex/iLBC. One of unique feature of VoIPmonitor is decoding phone calls which are changing codecs during call. Synchronisation is achieved with jitterbuffer simulator so every single file is properly synchronised. Web PHP application (it is not part of open source sniffer) filters data from database and graphs latency and loss distribution. VoIPmonitor also detects improperly terminated calls when BYE or OK was not seen. To accuratly transform latency to loss packets, VoIPmonitor simulates fixed and adaptive jitterbuffer. www.voipmonitor.org.
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