What’s the Spectre Your VoIP will Meltdown?
Telephony systems, SBCs and VoIP hardware that rely on Intel, AMD and ARM processors harbor some serious security vulnerabilities.
GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND, USA: Patton Electronics—US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT
enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks—declares
its operating systems are NOT
vulnerable to the Spectre and Meltdown security threats.*
If you picked Patton’s SmartNode VoIP solutions, you have one less thing to worry about!
Recent reports have alerted the world that devices built on the commonly-used
Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Acorn RISC Machine or later Advanced
RISC Machine (ARM) processors come with significant security vulnerabilities.
The Spectre and Meltdown threats allow hackers to gain access to (and wreak
havoc with) all kinds of network elements, including telephony systems, session
border controllers (SBCs) and other types of VoIP hardware, which largely rely
on these processors.
But there is good news!
SmartNode eSBCs and VoIP customer-premise equipment (CPE) are not vulnerable to such malicious intruders. So, if you picked Patton’s SmartNode VoIP solutions, you have one less thing to worry about!
the official notice:
Patton’s forward-thinking engineering team has built a
fence around the Patton operating system. That “fence” prevents malicious users or third-party software from gaining access to the kernel.
Patton Devices Not Vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre Sidechannel Attacks
Spectre and Meltdown bugs are only the latest enemies Patton has foiled. Patton products have also shielded customers against such perils as the
A SmartNode device secures the border between enterprise and service-provider networks. In addition to being secured themselves against common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE), Patton has implemented a rich set of security features for converged voice-and-data networks. These features include TLS/SRTP for encrypted voice and signaling with public key infrastructure (PKI), plus a built-in firewall with access control list (ACL) and stateful inspection.
While Patton declares its products are not vulnerable to the Spectre and Meltdown security threats, Patton makes no claims regarding the security of third-party network elements. Patton recommends all customers follow the guidance of
any other vendors about patching or upgrading their respective products and systems.
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