A French Case Study: Carpe Diem Nursing Home

A contribution to the health sector and the Wildix solution become a fundamental part in a nursing home

Establishing a quality nursing home on all levels was the objective of Clotilde Hautrive, director of the CARPE DIEM nursing home, located in Compiègne.

From the construction of the building by Spie Batignoles group to the study of the information and telephone service needs, nothing was left to chance. This new medical structure, built in August of 2017, can accommodate 48 residents living with Alzheimer’s. These are patients who require a continuous and quality communication service, that is able to guarantee the wellness of the residents and that of the healthcare personnel. Continue reading

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Your target is the dictator of your activities

Over the years, I’ve studied, put into practice and questioned a great number of activities that were aided and assisted by books, courses and consultations. Some actions worked, others not so much.

Today, I would like to share with you the teaching that everyone who approaches marketing must always keep in mind, because it is that on which every activity is built.

No, it is not one of those super complex topics from a college textbook… Continue reading

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What is SCRAM Authentication Type?

In the previous blog article (Basic and Digest Authentication Types) we have started reviewing authentication types . This time we will focus on SCRAM which is a family of HTTP authentication mechanisms.

XMPP supports plaintext, digest password exchanges and also SCRAM (Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism). SCRAM introduces advantages over Digest, since it allows the server to store password hashes in an irreversible format.

This feature protects against offline attacks on the password and user database. The client can also save a hash-only version of the password, making it more difficult for attackers (who may have access to the PC where the password is stored) to understand the password in plaintext format.

Furthermore, SCRAM protects from man-in-the-middle attacks when certificates are used. This is done by allowing the server to prove to the client that, not only is the certificate signed by a CA (Certification Authority), but that it also knows the password.

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Basic and Digest Authentication Types

Authentication is the process in which the system identifies logged in users from unauthorized users. The effectiveness of this process is determined by the authentication protocols and mechanisms being used. In this article we will start reviewing authentication types that are used to verify the identities of users and decide whether they are really secure or not.

Basic HTTP

The first version of SIP used Basic HTTP authentication. This system is fairly easy to access using man-in-the-middle attacks. This type of authentication has been depreciating for some time now.

In HTTP authentication, an attacker can simply capture a packet containing the password and base64 encoded, which is then used to decode and perform attacks.

Not secure, indeed.

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Introducing Unified Communications Security

Security is a serious topic and, unfortunately, it is either overlooked, exposing organizations to risks, or incorrectly addressed through cumbersome solutions. In the series of blog articles I will try to shed light on what you should pay attention to, in terms of security, when choosing a UC solution.

Notwithstanding all the advantages of a UC solution, there is one important prejudice against its adoption: security concerns.

There is a widespread belief that VoIP solutions based on SIP are not secure, and that their usage must be blocked, or at least limited to local networks (eventually extended by VPNs).

Nothing could be further from reality. Well-developed and deployed VoIP solutions that are based on SIP and XMPP are actually more secure than traditional communications.

How did the prejudice start and spread?

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