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UM-Labs R&D News Update 2020/21

Tuesday, 19th January 2021 | Posted in: Blog

Covid-19 has triggered an increase in the use of Internet based real-time communication technology as working-from-home becomes the new normal. There is a wide choice of applications using either standard or proprietary protocols. Using any of these applications without adequate security controls significantly increases the risk of a security breach compromising data confidentiality. The complexity of the protocols driving these RTC services heightens the risk. Threats exist at multiple levels,…

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The UK MOD have been working with partners to achieve a faster innovative process to procurement.

Thursday, 14th January 2021 | Posted in: Blog

UM-Labs R&D have been party to the UK MOD initiative to improve and gain from faster innovative technology designs and as a UK Research company, who are specialising in advanced Data in Transit Cyber Security for Defence and Mission Critical environments, now being implemented globally, being part of this will help speed up action against Cyber attacks on all data in transit. TECH UK has been the conduit to bring…

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Do the communications regulators understand legal requirement the need for security?

Monday, 21st December 2020 | Posted in: Blog

Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator has recently published a review of the Wholesale Voice Markets covering the period up to 2016. This is a critical period as British Telcom along with other domestic and overseas providers are switching service delivery to IP networks using VoIP services. The surprising element of the Ofcom review is that it makes little reference to security. Simwood, a UK wholesale telecoms carrier, have published a…

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As UM-Labs R&D gets ready to take the developed UNICUS UOS from any Cloud into AWS Marketplace, it is clear that the edge will be secure for data in transit.

Monday, 11th May 2020 | Posted in: Blog

Today, looking at multi-level aspects of how to secure against real-time communication or compliant speak, data in transit attacks, the protection must work integrated and over these levels seamlessly. (Network, application and media.) Application traffic has to travel from a device to a cell tower to metro aggregation sites to regional aggregation sites and to the Internet before it can access resources running in anywhere. These network hops can result…

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software among financial institutions, which utilises TEA (Telephony Enterprise Applications) is growth crucial.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020 | Posted in: Blog

Barely half 51% of banks are able to keep up with the speed of their business due to legacy software, according to new figures. The survey focussed on use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software among financial institutions, which utilises TEA (Telephony Enterprise Applications) applications , with the research suggesting that deploying ERP software could cut the cost of “keeping the lights” on for business budgets from 70% to 36%,…

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Peter Cox Inventor and CEO at UM-Labs R&D explains to the British Computer Society about Data in Transit security.

Friday, 20th March 2020 | Posted in: Blog

Regulatory requirements- Most IT professionals are familiar with GDPR and related regulations, normally in the context of protecting information- Peter Cox, CEO and Founder of UM Labs, explores VoIP/UC and messaging systems and explains why organisations need to ensure high levels of security around data-in-transit, warning that failure to do so may lead to GDPR compliance issues. Delivery of technology IP-based RTC services may be delivered by either proprietary or…

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Controlling Call Fraud with Unicus and SNITCH

Saturday, 4th January 2020 | Posted in: Blog

It may be a new year, but the only new year resolution made by fraudsters attacking IP based phone systems is to continue as before. Fraud attacks are a growing problem, all IP phone system with external connections are at risk. A successful attack can result in a phone bill exceeding £100,000. Unicus™ in combination with SNITCH protects against call fraud by combining layered security controls with a real-time fraud…

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SIP Security Podcast with UC Today

Thursday, 28th November 2019 | Posted in: Blog

Peter Cox, UM Labs CEO discusses the need for SIP Security with Patrick Watson of UC Today. Listen to the podcast here.

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Unicus™ Shortlisted for prestigious Telecoms awards

Thursday, 12th September 2019 | Posted in: Blog

Unicus has been shortlisted in the Innovating in the Cloud category for the 2019 Telecoms awards. Unicus operates in any public or private cloud and provides the security needed to enable operators to safely deploy IP based telecommunications services. The security controls provided by Unicus include military strength encryption to protect the confidentiality of sensitive communications, protection against a wide range of cyber attacks and effective control of the growing…

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Fraudsters getting smarter

Monday, 12th August 2019 | Posted in: Blog

Call fraud is a problem that all phone systems face. Moving service delivery to IP networks enables fraudsters to use automated tools to identify vulnerable systems  and to exploit those systems by making fraudulent calls, leaving the victim organisation to meet the cost. UM Labs in conjunction with ITSPA developed SNITCH to combat call fraud.  SNITCH identifies the sources of fraudulent calls enabling UM Labs R&D’  Unicus UOS to protect systems…

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