Message Labs to enter VOIP Security Market

Message Labs Asia-Pacific VP James Scollay says the likelyhood of increased attacks against VOIP networks means that Message Labs will introduce services for net phone management and security later this year or next year

“VoIP is very clearly a likely next target in information security, because it is close to the critical mass needed to make it worth a criminal’s time to target it,” Scollay says.
“We are predicting the first VoIP threats will start to emerge towards the end of this year and will become common in 2007.”
Just as the proliferation of email opened up a vast wave of spam, Scollay says, increasing use of VoIP may lead to an flood of spit (spam over IP telephony).