If you are reading this, you're probably like most of us... after many hours, or even several days of downloading software, setting up servers, configuring trunks and cracking open firewall ports, you finally achieve success - your PBX is working, and calls are passing. So, you wipe the sweat from your forehead, push away your ergonomic mesh-backed office chair (with lumbar support) and walk away pleased - not giving a second thought to security. Until one day, you log into your PBX and see the skull-and-boned call sign of a hacker that has decided to pay you’re perfectly running PBX a visit.
You never know when disaster will strike. Power failures and internet outages due to weather, construction or natural emergencies are always a possibility. You hope these events will never occur, but as a business operator, it's important that you make preparations just in case they do.
Putting your business phone system in the Cloud gives your business communications the security it needs. Unlike traditional phone systems, with PBX fail-over protection, you have the ability to route calls to alternate phones in any location, in the event of any type of service interruption (e.g. internet outage, power failure, weather, etc.). You can route calls to your mobile phones, phone lines in remote offices, or directly to employee home phones So rest assured, with MyOffice PBX, your business communications is in good hands.
So, you just received your monthly phone bill from your phone service provider. What you expect to see is a total somewhere around 30 or 40 bucks. However, to your amusement, you read "Total Due: $84,534.00" at the bottom of the bill. After a lengthy conversation with a department that you didn't even know existed until now "The Fraud Management Department" you are informed that the bill is accurate your IP PBX has placed more than 100,000 minutes of outbound calls to Cuba and North Korea. Furthermore, they want to know when and how you plan to pay.
Unfortunately, the scenario described above is not fictional and in no way exaggerated; more understated if anything. As with anything connected to the public Internet these days, VoIP-based phone systems