Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Acunetix Publishes PCI Compliance Guide

London, UK – May 30, 2007 – Businesses that rely on payment by credit cards are required to comply with the PCI security standards by September 2007. Non compliance could result in loss of merchant account, severe fines and lawsuits. In view of these new regulations, Acunetix has published a PCI Compliance Guide to help companies understand the concept behind the Payment Card Industry as well as documenting the steps needed to reach compliance.

What is PCI compliance?

PCI Compliance is a structured security checklist which aims at securing financial data, and helps to distinguish the secure and reliable businesses from the risky ones. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard was created in a joint effort by the major credit card companies: American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover to monitor and develop the PCI standard. Consumers who use credit/debit cards online to purchase products or services risk suffering financial losses when businesses process their transactions through systems which are not secure. The PCI standard aims to stop the cause of online financial and identity theft from its source by ensuring the systems which process and store customer details are secure for solutioni voip.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

3CX Goes East

Opens offices in Hong Kong, Japan and Korea to serve booming Asian IP PBX software market

Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul – 22 May 2007 – 3CX Ltd, developers of IP PBX software, have opened three new offices in Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. The Asian presence will facilitate expanding the Asian partner network as well as help support Asia-based users.

VOIP growth in Asia-Pacific
The IP PBX / VOIP market is increasing at a staggering rate and Asia is no exception. According to a study conducted by consulting company Frost & Sullivan, in 2002, sales of IP PBX systems in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, were at US$100.8 million. In 2005, this number multiplied by 10 times and reached US$1.1 billion. According to predictions, sales are expected to reach an astounding US$3.2 billion by 2012 in the region.

3CX will be capitalizing on this growth and is setting up a partner network of resellers and distributors across the region. To this end 3CX has opened offices in Hong Kong, Korea and Japan and is planning to open another office in China in the coming months. 3CX has already setup localized websites including Japanese (, Traditional Chinese (, Simplified Chinese (, Vietnamese ( Korean ( and Malaysian ( In addition, 3CX will be localizing the interface of 3CX Phone System for Windows.

VOIP is booming in Asia. 3CX is in an ideal position to capitalize on this growth. We will be setting up a network of value added distributors and resellers as well as localizing the software in all major Asian languages, including Japanese, Korean, Traditional and Simplified Chinese," said Mr. Nick Galea, CEO 3CX.

Hong Kong Corporate Office details:
Level 3, Three Pacific Place,
1 Queen's Road East,
Hong Kong.

Phone: 852 2588 3410
Fax: 852 2588 3499

Japan Corporate Office details:
Level 15, Cerulean Tower,
26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho,
Shinbuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8512

Phone: 81 3 5456 5771
Fax: 81 3 5456 5511

Korea Corporate Office details:
21F, Seoul Finance Center,
Taepyeongro 1-ga,
Seoul 100-768, Korea

Phone: 82 2 3782 4864
Fax: 82 2 3782 4555

Asian resellers interested in 3CX Phone System are encouraged to contact us at one of the offices listed above.

About 3CX Phone System for Windows
3CX Phone System is a software-based IP PBX for Windows which replaces traditional PBX hardware phones. It is based on the SIP standard and supports standard SIP server / hardware phones. It allows calls to be made via a VOIP service provider or via the regular PSTN. Easy to install and configure, it includes a web-based configuration interface, voice mail, auto attendant, call hunting and other features. Both commercial and a free edition are available.

About 3CX
3CX is a privately held company with a management team backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. It maintains a global presence with localized information available in German (, Spanish (, French (, Portuguese (, Japanese (, Traditional Chinese (, Simplified Chinese (, Vietnamese ( and Korean ( Furthermore a localized website is maintained for all major countries:,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Friday, May 18, 2007

Former Nortel Subsidiary Selects Fonality's PBXtra over Nortel PBX

LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)-- Fonality(R), a leading open source telephony company, today announced that after an in-depth evaluation to select a new VoIP-capable phone system, BLADE Network Technologies, a former subsidiary of Nortel, selected Fonality's award-winning PBXtra(TM) over a comparable system from Nortel. Fonality was able to deliver a sophisticated and easy-to-use phone system at less than 50 percent of the cost of a proposed Nortel system. BLADE is one example of how Fonality is now regularly beating out incumbents including Cisco, Nortel and Alcatel in the small to medium business (SMB) market. PBXtra is now deployed in more than 2,000 SMBs with over 45,000 users in 37 countries.

BLADE sip server chose PBXtra because it is a fully functional Τηλεφωνικό Κέντρο system that is easier to scale, use and manage than a Nortel system. PBXtra's flexible, standards-based architecture makes it easy to quickly scale beyond 90 seats, while Nortel's digital and IP hybrid solution has hard system limitations, which require a significant system overhaul to increase capacity.

"Fonality's PBXtra is extremely attractive to me since it allows me to worry less about my phone system, so I can focus more time on my regular job. In Fonality's support model for saving money, everything is easily included so if there is new software, I get it for free. Nortel was trying to charge me around $5,000 a year just for service and support, but high quality service and support comes free from Fonality," said Amon Prasad, director of information technology at BLADE and yoga for men.

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