• Definition
    VoIP Traffic Management

    The tactics implemented by businesses utilizing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to transmit voice and video communications in the most efficient manner available. Through the load balancing of session initiation requests and the use of a variety of security measures, companies can optimize the way their servers regulate VoIP traffic and improve overall business performance.

    In order for business to effectively use a VoIP communications system, the servers devoted to the service must be able to handle the amount of traffic that will be encountered. VoIP traffic management encompasses many aspects of monitoring and influencing traffic. When a network is presented with large amounts of user activity and session initiation requests, VoIP load balancing can be used to efficiently process that traffic. Load balancing analyzes traffic and evenly distributes it to the appropriate server so as not to overload the processing capacity of individual servers, and can result in improved availability and a more reliable communications system. Installing proper security tools is another way to help VoIP traffic management by preventing malicious traffic from accessing a business network. This will help protect a system from potential threats such as Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS0 attacks.