Friday, March 7, 2014

Hosting a webinar no longer needs to be a pain!

Have you ever tried to host a webinar? Isn't it such a pain to do!! You have to call you IT support staff to help you, download the client of the software you choose to use, your invitations go out wrong and so on.

Well, the good news is that 3CX WebMeeting will really solve all the above mentioned issues you have when trying to organise a webinar. It's ever so easy to set up, there's an instant messaging and chat function, document, video, presentation and file sharing as well as desktop sharing, control the PC of one of your participants, mute your participants, record your webinar and participants can even raise their hand.

I know it sounds to good to be true! Try out 3CX WebMeeting today! Download 3CX Phone System and enable 3CX WebMeeting.

Use 3CX WebMeeting as your GoToMeeting and WebEx alternative as your online classroom with a whiteboard and as your overall web collaboration solution.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Give iconic Cisco 7940 IP Phones a new lease of life with 3CX Phone System 12

Transition gradually to modern IP telephony with 3CX’s support for CISCO 7940 & 7960 phones3CX Phone System can be provisioned with Cisco 7940 IP Phones, and allow users to reduce their maintenance costs. This post will take you through the benefits of using 3CX Phone System with Cisco 7940.
Cisco 7940 IP phones stand proud on many a desk - they are good quality and look surprisingly good despite their age. Their problem - The Cisco Call Manager behind them; Cumbersome to manage, expensive to expand and yearly maintenance price is scary.
The solution - 3CX Phone System 12 - a modern IP PBX that will unify your communications whilst leverage your existing CISCO 7940 / 7960 investment.

3CX is cheaper than yearly CISCO Call Manager maintenance

A new 3CX Phone System license is actually cheaper in most cases than renewing your CISCO Call Manager license. And that’s not factoring in any consultancy fees that you might need to keep CISCO Call Manager running or any expansion costs you might have during the year such as adding or replacing phones. You’ll gain a whole host of features such as softphones for Android, iPhone, Windows and MAC - free of charge.

Expand your system with any IP Phones

Once you have migrated to 3CX you can expand your system with any popular IP Phone. Of course you can choose to buy new or refurbished CISCO 7940 / 7960 phones, but you can mix and match in more modern and cost effective IP Phones such as from snom or Yealink. Leverage SIP trunks, VoIP Gateways, softphones from popular vendors more easily and much more cost effectively.

How it works

The process is straightforward:
  1. Deploy 3CX Phone System for Windows. You can download 3CX here.
  2. You will need to “SIP” your CISCO 7940 phones. CISCO Call Manager uses the proprietary SCCP protocol rather than the standard SIP protocol. Using a straight forward process you can upgrade your CISCO 7940 phones to SIP. A detailed guide can be found here.
  3. Provision your phones for 3CX as described in this detailed configuration guide:
So this year, beat the dreaded CISCO Call Manager Maintenance Bill and move to 3CX!

Friday, January 17, 2014

3CX and beroNet Connect to Guarantee Full Support for Partners and Customers

Strategic partnership combines 3CX’s award-winning Windows-based IP PBX with beroNet’s VoIP Gateways for a fully interoperable enterprise unified communications solution.

LONDON UK and BERLIN, GERMANY, 15 JANUARY 2014 – 3CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, and beroNet, a German-based gateway manufacturer, announce that through their strategic partnership, beroNet gateways are fully interoperable with 3CX Phone System, guaranteeing 3CX customers and resellers full support.

“beroNet is a highly regarded European gateway manufacturer and this cooperation allows us to offer our customers a front-line, best of breed PBX solution. This partnership provides an unwavering guarantee to all our customers and partners that 3CX Phone System is fully supported by both companies, and thus provides them with peace of mind,” said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.

“3CX is the world’s most innovative Windows based PBX system and it’s our aim to provide our partners and customers with quality gateways to accompany this renowned UC solution. Together, beroNet and 3CX will ensure that our gateways are fully tested with 3CX Phone System before their release, thus ensuring the entire beroNet line of gateways fit in seamlessly with 3CX,” said Christian Richter, beroNet, CEO.
Guaranteed Interop between beroNet Gateways and 3CX Phone System

The 3CX and beroNet partnership provides advanced integration and full interoperability between 3CX Phone System and beroNet gateways. All firmware will be tested on 3CX Phone System before its release, giving partners and customers peace of mind. 3CX and beroNet will work together to ensure that the gateways are automatically configured with 3CX Phone System and that any interoperability issues which may occur will be solved.
Gateways – Still a Necessity

Even though VoIP is very popular, many businesses still prefer to use their existing phone lines. Some businesses may need their VoIP phone system integrated with their existing telephony equipment and fax. There is no other way to achieve this without using a VoIP gateway.

beroNet gateways are known for their high quality standards and provide 3CX Phone System users with the ability to virtualize 3CX Phone System with Hyper-V or VMware. In the event of hardware failure, 3CX Phone System continues to run and processing usage is reduced. For businesses that want to leverage SIP trunks and break free from their proprietary PBX but at the same time use their existing phone lines, beroNet gateways are the ideal solution.

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About 3CX (
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System which is an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. 3CX Phone System is more manageable than standard PBX systems and delivers substantial cost savings while increasing productivity. Some of the world’s leading companies and organizations use the 3CX Phone System, including Boeing, the Caterham F1 Team, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Harley Davidson, and MIT.

3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating in 2013. 3CX has also been awarded Windows Server Certification and won the Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award from Computer Shopper.

3CX has offices in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Malta, South Africa, the UK and the U.S. Visit us at:, and on Facebook at:

About beroNet (
beroNet is a German company founded in 2002 by 3 engineering entrepreneurs and is a recognized expert in the development of products and technologies for both the enterprise and service provider markets that enable reliable and efficient VoIP, ISDN, Analog & GSM connectivity technologies and through access devices engineered and manufactured in Germany.

beroNet is emerging as the leading designer and manufacturer for low density, high density PSTN & GSM VoIP access technologies through VoIP Gateways and PCI / PCIe Cards and products that are gaining both in dominance and preference by a growing number of PBX, Open Source, Call Center and IVR integrators as well as PBX equipment manufacturers and operators.

beroNet is dedicated to advanced VoIP telephony solutions. We work towards the evolution and embrace of next generation IP communications: technologies that combine the best of the Internet with the best of the existing fixed and wireless telephony infrastructure, breaking down the barriers to communications and making it easier for people and businesses everywhere and anywhere to communicate.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Rise in Hacking Attacks Demand Better Website Security

Ensuring a good website security means understanding why hacking attacks happen today in the first place. Some hackers might launch an attack just for fun, others might aim to illegal gains such as credit card details or other confidential information. A research made by the Business Insider News Portal shows that hacking attacks have become more invasive and harder to stop. Website security is therefore the most important step you should take to protect your online presence.

2011 was a banner year for web hacking, resulting in a great amount of official government and armed services records exposed. Medical and health care groups, educational institutions and finally the financial and banking institutions are the most targeted these days. Lesser targets are businesses, technology and internet organizations, including e-commerce websites and online stores. These businesses are targeted because they store valuable data and information such as customers’ bank details, and even though they take big steps to shore up their website security, hackers can still find vulnerabilities and ways to break into their systems.

A hacker may have other motivations besides stealing information. In fact, the most common forms of web hacking is to deface a website, rendering it useless or even worse implanting malware. If your website contains malware it can also infect your visitors and place you on the infamous Google Blacklist. Read more about what malware is and the most common ways of spreading it.

Phishing has become also a very common hacking attack. This type of attacks happens when hackers build fake websites so that your customers will submit their details thinking that is actually your site. Phishing is typically promoted via Email and Instant Messages. In relation to phishing, it is also important to secure your website so that it doesn’t get hacked and turned into a phishing site.

Another reason for hacking attacks is to simply deface the appearance of a website and replace the information with their beliefs. Normally the websites compromised in this manner, are based on religious or political stances. Even is no valuable information is stolen, it will show your website’s security vulnerabilities, which can still affect your visitors’ trust.

Hackers might target smaller websites or even individual blogs in order to practice their knowledge or new techniques before launching a bigger attack. To make your website less vulnerable, means choosing a reliable website security service, such as WebsiteDefender that regularly monitors your website and alerts you if any vulnerabilities, malware or hacker activity are detected. Furthermore, it gives you clear instructions on how to fix any detected issue. WebsiteDefender is a very easy to use online security service that requires no maintenance or learning curve whatsoever. All you need to do is to sign up for your WebsiteDefender account today and have peace of mind that your website is secure.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Why Website Security is Important for your Online Success

Website Security is a major issue on the internet these days as the number of hackers and malware has increased dramatically. Many websites or blogs get targeted every day by hacker groups or individuals, jeopardizing their confidential information or databases. 

It is very likely that a website  infected with malware will end up on the Google Blacklist or banned by other search engine providers, meaning that your website will no longer be listed. This has a dramatic negative effect on your ranking and visitor traffic. Moreover, cleaning up the malware on your website and getting removed from the Google blacklist can be a difficult and time-consuming task.

A web security service, such as WebsiteDefender, is what you need to keep your website free from malware and safe from hacker attacks. WebsiteDefender is an easy to use online security service that monitors your website for hacker activity, detects malware and vulnerabilities within your website and gives you clear instructions on how to fix detected issues.  WebsiteDefender also provides specialized security checks for WordPress, such as examining installed plugins and themes to see whether they have any security vulnerabilities so you can remove them before any damage can be done.

Another feature provided by WebsiteDefender is that it will notify you if your website files have been changed – any file changes you have not made yourself can be an indication of hacker activity. You can view a full report which highlights any changes in your files, being able to directly compare them with previous versions.  WebsiteDefender security features offer you peace of mind that your website or blog is secured while you  focus on providing quality content and services to your customers.

Sign up for your WebsiteDefender account today to ensure your visitors and customers are safe and that they keep coming back.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why Mobile Security Is Important

Mobile phones are everywhere and you need to know how to secure the data you have on them in order to protect your privacy. It's unfortunate that there are so many people who dismiss mobile phone security. They certainly never would make that mistake on their home computer - they shouldn't with their phones.

While security needs to be in place to stop potential hackers, it also needs to be in place should you lose your phone or have it stolen. After all, it could take hour after hour to undo the harm that can be done to your company, reputation and finances if private data was leaked such as credit card details of your clients, and sometimes a full recovery is impossible. If someone found your phone, what information would they have about you or your company?

It is crucial to have a strong password on your mobile phone or tablet just in case you lose it. With 3CX Mobile Device Manager you also have some additional options to give you peace of mind. Not only can you see the location of your mobile device in real time to try and recover it, but in the meantime you can remotely lock it and change the password to stop anyone accessing all your data.

If you are unable to recover your mobile phone, however, you can also remote wipe all data from it and any attached SD cards. By doing this, you can be sure that no identity theft can occur and no sensitive corporate data is exposed.

Visit for more information on how to keep your mobile devices secure.

Monday, May 16, 2011

3CX Phone System Gets Skype Connect Certified

3CX Phone System for Windows allows businesses to connect with Skype users worldwide with its support of Skype Connect.

3CX, developer of the award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows, has announced that its internationally used cross-platform communications application has received Skype Connect™ interoperability certification. Businesses of all sizes that are using the 3CX Phone System can now communicate more efficiently and economically by directing their outbound calls to mobile phones and landlines around the world through Skype. It will also allow those companies to receive inbound calls from their clients, partners and suppliers who are Skype users.

“By utilizing Skype Connect, businesses running a 3CX Phone System can allow customers, partners and employees to call them. Click & Call buttons on a company’s Web site can make it quick and easy for customers to reach out and buy – thereby increasing sales.” – Nick Galea, CEO, 3CX.

Businesses of all sizes are looking for ways to reduce their communications costs. Skype Connect™ delivers an offering to business customers that can interoperate with existing SIP enabled PBX or UC systems. Skype Connect integrates easily with a business’ 3CX Phone System, enabling employees to use Skype to make outbound calls to landlines or mobile phones at Skype’s standard calling rates. In addition, through the separate purchase of Skype’s online numbers, a company can receive inbound calls via Skype from business contacts and customers calling from landlines and mobile phones.

Customers can also call a business by using Skype’s Click & Call feature. By adding a Click & Call button to a company’s Web site, email and other online promotions, customers using Skype can call with just a click of a button, making the business easier to reach, as well as providing a free communication between your business and your customers. All Skype calls being received in the 3CX Phone System via the Click & Call button will be handled like any other call, which means call queuing, transferring of calls, making use of the digital receptionist and additional features available with the 3CX Phone System can reduce the barriers to communicating with your business and help increase sales, as your business will be far more accessible to potential and existing customers.

The 3CX Phone System can help improve employee productivity since users can take advantage of Skype Connect™ to call around the world, while also taking full advantage of the additional key features of the 3CX Phone System, such as call switching, routing, queuing, call recording and more.