How COVID-19 Affected the Security of Remote Workforce


COVID-19 has occasioned a swift enforced change for millions of people who have had to replace on-site working with remote work environments. These changes have been necessitated by the strict protocols and regulations that most governments have implemented to control the spread of the deadly virus. Before the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, only about 33 percent of all American employees worked remotely for at least some time. Since COVID began, the number of US employees working from home increased to 74 percent. About 49% of these workers were entirely new to the remote working experience.

This increased shift in remote working is a challenge many organizations have never had before. Productivity took precedence over security as the business operation mode changed abruptly. Businesses were forced to adopt a ‘tech on the fly’ mode to ensure operations ran smoothly by quickly sending employees to work from home.

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OpenSIPS Control Panel Installation and Configuration


OpenSIPS is an Open Source carrier-grade SIP proxy/server used for SIP signaling and can handle all types of SIP operations. It’s being used by a lot of telco providers, ITSP and carriers because of its reliability and performance.

Depend on the workload whether someone is using a single instance of OpenSIPS or multiple instances along with different modules makes management of this powerful SIP server very hard. With the latest release of opensips-cli we can manage and control different OpenSIPS instances from linux console, but when it comes to provisioning the new SIP accounts, adding a new gateway, creating a new dialplan rule and looking for CDR it’s hard and not a recommended way to do it from console.

So to overcome and enhance the ease of managing OpenSIPS server, we can use OpenSIPS Control Panel. It’s a PHP Web Portal that let us perform wide variety of actions on OpenSIPS server including interacting with modules, sending MI commands to OpenSIPS core, custom CDRs, monitoring and integration with 3rd party tools like Homer.

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How to install OpenSIPS 3 from source on Debian 9


OpenSIPS is an Open Source carrier-grade SIP proxy/server used for SIP signaling and can handle all types of SIP operations. It’s being used by a lot of telco providers, ITSP and carriers because of its reliability and performance.

So, If you guys are looking for handling thousands of concurrent calls and SIP sessions then OpenSIPS is your way out. There are tons of different scenarios where openSIPS can play well, in your infrastructure. Some of them are –

  1. OpenSIPS as SIP Edge Proxy
  2. OpenSIPS as Mid Registrar or Main Registrar Server
  3. OpenSIPS as Inbound and Outbound Gateway
  4. OpenSIPS as Load Balancer

And a lot more.

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