Asterisk VoIP News

Monday, January 23, 2006

Digium, Ranch Networks Optimize Asterisk Firewall, Bandwidth Allocation

Open source pioneer Digium has incorporated firewall security and bandwidth allocation to its latest release, version Asterisk 1.2.2, through a year-long collaborative effort with data network security specialist, Ranch Networks, which is also unveiling a series of hardware appliances optimized for the open source PBX.

The security/performance enhancement is designed to help resolve a central issue with voice-over-IP: trafficking the firewall. "We came up with a product that can dynamically open and close holes in the firewall that is entirely asterisk-controlled," said Ram Ayyakad, co-founder and CEO of Ranch Networks.

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