4 top tips to improve unified communications security for your business

You’ve invested in a unified communications system and your business is already reaping the benefits. That’s one thing you can tick off the never-ending to-do list.

But there’s, unfortunately, another thing to consider. With an integrated communications system, there are more opportunities – but also risks.

As a business, this is something that needs to be taken very seriously, and we’ve laid out 4 top tips that will help you negate any security risks of your unified communications and instead simply enjoy the benefits they bring.

Stay updated

Keeping software updated is an easy one. This should be common knowledge, and a good IT support or phone systems provider will normally do these for you. Having the latest software update is essential, as it provides bug fixes for potential issues in previous versions. If you’re not on the latest version, it could be exploited by cybercriminals.

Use a unique password

Strong system passwords are a powerful tool for staying secure, but they’re often overlooked. Every password used within your UC system should be a strong one. Unique passwords are also preferable.

It’s quite simple for hackers to guess easy passwords, and they could then use that login to access other areas of your unified communications infrastructure. At best, this could cost you a lot of money. In a worst-case scenario, it could also cause serious legal problems if data is leaked.

Encryption is essential

Your unified communications solution should ensure the safety and confidentiality of data that is used within it. That could be business information, staff data or client data.

As your communications infrastructure is all in one place, it’s vital that the data within the systems is encrypted. That means that only users within your organisation can access internal documents and comms platforms.

Don’t forget about downloads and online threats

Your employees will use their devices for not only work tasks, but probably personal tasks too. Alongside this comes increased risk from online threats and downloads. This can then cause your company network and devices to become more susceptible to cyber-attacks.

As a provider of not only telecoms, but IT support, we are well equipped to ensure every corner of your network and unified communications platform is best protected from cyber threats.

Talk to an expert to get your unified communications secure

Elementel has extensive experience in integrating, installing and managing unified communications systems for businesses all over the country.

Keeping your business communications safe is a priority for our team – and we will ensure you don’t have to worry about security. Your systems will work, stay safe and keep your team working at max capacity.

When you’re ready to talk to an expert, you can call us directly on 01794 339339 or email sales@elementel.co.uk