Digium Launches Support For Open Source Asterisk

Way back in September of 2008 (right about the time that the global economy was starting to go over the falls) Digium announced a number of initiatives, including commercial support for open source Asterisk.  It took a bit of time and effort to get all of our ducks into rows, but as of today we’re open for business.  Asterisk support subscriptions are now available.  Head over to the product page for the full details.

So why did Digium change a long standing policy (providing support only Asterisk Business Edition) and take on the rather daunting challenge of supporting open source … Continued

Seven Steps to Better SIP Security with Asterisk

In case any of you were wondering why there has been a fairly notable upswing in the attacks happening on SIP endpoints, the answer is “script kiddies.”  In the last few months, a number of new tools have made it easy for knuckle-draggers to attack and defraud SIP endpoints, Asterisk-based systems included.  There are easily-available tools that scan networks looking for SIP hosts, and then scan hosts looking for valid extensions, and then scan valid extensions looking for passwords.  You can take steps, NOW, to eliminate many of these problems.  I think the community is interested in coming up with … Continued

The Rumors Of Our Death…

With Skype’s recent announcement of Skype For SIP there has been a great deal of pontification on the impending death of the not-yet-released Skype For Asterisk.  I’d like to take a moment to explain why Skype For SIP (SFS) does not spell the end for Skype For Asterisk (SFA), and why Skype For Asterisk is still in beta.

First, the key differences between Skype For SIP and Skype For Asterisk:

  • SFA can handle incoming Skype calls directly from any user on the Skype network.  SFS can receive incoming calls from Skype users names that are statically mapped to a Skype
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Digium’s Telecom Stimulus Act

Congress recently passed the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Did you happen to notice the incentives for businesses to invest in their phone systems?

We didn’t either.

Therefore, Digium® is launching its own worldwide Telecom Stimulus Program to help businesses
invest in their most important piece of office equipment…their phone system!

Here’s the scoop…

Buy a Switchvox® appliance with SMB software and at least 20 subscriptions between
March 1st and April 30th 2009 and receive up to a $1000 rebate!

See the details at these links:

This really is a great deal…check … Continued

Digium AA50, 1.3 Software Release

Digium is pleased to announce the release of 1.3 software for the AA50.

Users may download the update directly from Digium’s AA50 downloads portal

Users who have registered their AA50 hardware and their subscription, as included with their AA50 purchase, at http://www.digium.com/register may visit the Asterisk Business Edition download portal at https://be.digium.com. Once logged in, you will see a “Downloads” link. Click it. Then, you’ll see a tab called “AA50 Files.” Click it. You will now see a 1.3 Folder. Go there. Inside of this folder, you will see a Changelog file that contains information about what’s new in the … Continued