9 Tips for Better PBX Safety and Security

Written by Robert Potter

There are a variety of measures you can take to insure that your PBX is safe from hackers.

Listed below are tips you can use right now to protect your business.

1. Take steps to secure your authorization codes on a permanent basis. Remind employees ofrepparttar need to keep all access codes secure and change them frequently.

2. Contact your equipment vendors and ask for any and all information onrepparttar 147208 available security systems in place to detect toll fraud. They should also provide information on monitoring services available to help you quickly detect unusual usage.

3. Work closely with your PBX administrator to ensure that all ofrepparttar 147209 PBX security features available are in place and are being implemented.

4. Unless needed for routine business, block outgoing international calling, 809 and 900 calling capabilities.

5. Conduct regular and routine auditing of your telecommunication systems and bills, especially just after regular vacation months and holiday seasons. It is during these times of year that PBX toll fraud most often occurs.

The First Pagoda

Written by Maxine Thompson

Copyright 2005 Black Butterfly Press

(Dedicated torepparttar Memory of My Father, Mervin Vann)

"Impossibilities are merely things of which we have not learned, or which we do not wish to happen." -- Charles W. Chesnutt, American Writer

In 1998, when my father was seventy-eight, he flew for eighteen hours to visit my younger sister Sonya who lived in Japan.

Atrepparttar 147196 time, I remember thinking that he was too old. What had gotten into Daddy? My mother had been dead for about five years and, unlike my six siblings’ and my dire predictions that he wouldn’t live one year without her, he was appearing to have a new lease on life. Our father had become this bossa-nova-ing, cavorting world traveler. Although he still had crippling arthritis, he got around, hobbling, limping, but still moving.

He stayed in Japan for two months and came back a changed man. He even wrote us letters, which was a first for him, because he was not a letter writer. (He always counted on my mother to writerepparttar 147197 letters to us.)

Well, like that old saying goes, “Until you walk in my shoes, you can’t sing my blues.

Now, as a grandmother of five, I just returned from a nine-day trip to Beijing, China. I went with a group of 40 business persons from different minorities.We also visited Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou all modern, progressive cities inrepparttar 147198 south of China. For a modest price,repparttar 147199 trip included round-trip air tickets, local tour bus transportation, accommodations at 5 star hotels, meals throughoutrepparttar 147200 trip, business matching, factory touring and networking during governmental banquets.

I even climbedrepparttar 147201 famous Great Wall of China. Although I only made it torepparttar 147202 first Pagoda, I saw that as being symbolic ofrepparttar 147203 steps I’ve had to take to go from being an employee to being a business owner to now being an International Trade Business person.

For others who would like to try new things, I say, "Go for it." I have a saying, “The last time I checked, you’re going to be dead a long time, so why keep putting off what you want to do? (This includes writing a book, if that's your desire.)

I speak from experience. Inrepparttar 147204 past, with my writer’s overactive imagination, I envisioned all types of future disasters that never happened. This kept me from enjoying life fully, but now I find, as I get older, I am throwing my caution torepparttar 147205 wind and going forrepparttar 147206 gusto of life—whatever it has to offer. I can’t recount how many things I held back on while I raised three children. (I only flew once every other year because if there was a plane crash who would raiserepparttar 147207 children and other such foolishness I concocted) At any rate, now everyone is grown and asrepparttar 147208 young folks say, “It’s on.”

I want to taste all that is good and different about life. I want to come outside my backyard and experiencerepparttar 147209 world. I want to see things from a new perspective. For example, I have now eaten bird’s nest soup, learned a few words in Chinese, and learned how to haggle with street vendors over nice gifts such as real pearls. Needless to say, I hadrepparttar 147210 time of my life.

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use