There are many advantages to choosing a cloud-based telephone system in your business. Whether you are seeking a hosted VoIP system or a Unified Communications (UC) solution, Cloud telephony offer big advantages to today’s businesses.

A key selling point of cloud communications is that businesses can access data from anywhere. It offers reduced costs, and easier scalability, amongst other benefits. Yet despite the rapid evolution and benefits that cloud telephony offers businesses, people are still anxious about making the switch. This reluctance largely centres around Cloud telephone security with concerns about data security. Some believe that sticking to traditional data servers minimises the risk of data breaches.

It’s important to be aware of any potential security risks ahead of time and know how you can prevent them.

The cloud is a relatively new technology. Actually when we refer to the cloud, we are simply talking about a system that resides in a data centre. Security concerns are no different to when there is a physical phone system. It really boils down to what level of security the telephony provider guarantees.

Phishing, fraud, intercepted calls, spoofing and more are all typical Cloud security threats. These can be easily prevented with the right security in place.

Cloud telephone systems, security is handled by the provider. You  pay them a monthly service fee to host the equipment for you. This means the maintenance and security responsibilities are put into the hands of trained, dedicated professionals who specialise in areas that your IT department might not.

In addition to the added security they build around data, ‘cloud’ based phone systems enable numerous platforms of communication in one central location. Faxes can be sent without a dedicated connection by backing up each extension with its own separate, unique fax number. In many instances, faxes can even be sent directly to smartphones and tablets.

Choosing a cloud solution gives you and your business more security than a traditional phone system can. Tech Advance are a provider of cloud telephone systems, dedicated to running a secure service, so you don’t have to.

For more information and expert advice about Cloud phone systems, please give us a call on 0800 50 533 50. Alternatively, you can download our telephone systems buyers guide as useful reference material or even run a Quick Quote to obtain a budget cost for a new telephone system in less than 60 seconds. Why not visit our Cloud Telephone Systems page for more information about this great technology.