Everything you need to know about Two-Factor Authentication and why using it for UC&C services
Today we use online services to shop, to collaborate, to meet new people and to keep in touch with friends. Many of these online services contain and store private information, such as user personal data, contact lists, credit card credentials, patient information etc.
However we all know that breaking into the system, in many cases, is just a question of time. Your password can be stolen or hacked every now and then.
Someone can pretend they are you and steal your identity.
In fact it has already happened to many of us at least once. What can we do to protect ourselves and our sensitive data?
Push Notification as an integral part of UC&C system
Push notification is a message that pops up on the screen of your mobile device when you are not using the app. In fact we’ve been using push notifications for quite a long time. An example could be a notification coming from the airlines reminding you to check in for your flight or a calendar event reminder.
Apple was the first one to introduce Push notifications in 2009, Google implemented them in 2010. Today push notifications are becoming even more powerful, and we will see why in the next chapter.
Push notification vs Polling and other techniques
In the past many VoIP apps have been using polling techniques, in which the client had to poll the server from time to time to check if there are any updates. They were not actually real-time–you received a notification not at the very time it arrived, but after the app has “polled” the server. Other VoIP apps were running in the background all the time so that the user could receive an update, over-consuming the battery.
Principal characteristics of the
Wildix Unified Communications & Collaboration solution
offered on Cloud platform.
The Wildix Cloud solution is a valid response to the necessities of those users who wish to take advantage of all the benefits of a Unified Communications solution also on Cloud platform
Critical aspects of the VoIP telephone market in Cloud
Currently there are various offers for VoIP systems and UC&C in Cloud but, evaluating the characteristics of each solution, the limitations in functionality which reflect negatively on the User Experience and which do not make them suitable to be used in many work scenarios become evident.
What is WebRTC?
There has been much talk about it, but perhaps it is not all that clear, what is WebRTC and how does it work?
WebRTC means Real-Time Communication via the web, or rather the possibility of being able to chat, make calls and video calls through the internet.
Imagine clicking on a button and, immediately, starting a call, a chat or a video call with a user ready to answer.
What is Real-Time Communication?
Simple, one example is enough to explain.
An email is NON real-time communication, a phone call is real-time communication
By definition, real-time communication is any form of telecommunication through which all users are able to exchange information instantaneously or with negligible latency. Real-time is also synonymous with Live.
But in the Telecommunications world, what is Real-Time communication (RTC)?
By now we all use online chat or video-calling, thanks to instruments which had a very clear vision of where the future of communication was headed. (I am thinking of Skype which was created by 3 Estonian kids, Jaan Tallinn, Ahti Heinla and Priit Kasesalu, before being purchased by Microsoft).