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IP Telephony (IPT) introduces the need for a complete and deliberate approach to applying critical firmware and software updates for all system elements, including endpoints, servers, and the underlying network infrastructure.

This research note explores:

  • The maintenance impact of the shift to software-based voice services.
  • The scope of software updates required within an IPT deployment.
  • Recommended steps for identifying, planning, and applying updates.

Enterprises should build a comprehensive software maintenance plan to protect against security threats to the voice services infrastructure.

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Search Code: 8593
Published: February 1, 2008
Last Revised: February 1, 2008


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