This is a discussion on Re: [fw-wiz] Skype through a firewall? - Firewalls ; Hi! > The goal is as much "key staff use Skype at home and on the road, and > want the same contact list and UI when in the office" as it is the > potential for cost savings from ...
> The goal is as much "key staff use Skype at home and on the road, and
> want the same contact list and UI when in the office" as it is the
> potential for cost savings from free long-distance and dirt cheap
> international calling. A Metaframe deployment would eat these savings
> for breakfast.
So - again - the user confuses a product with a functionality.
What about hooking a H.323 and/or SIP gateway to your local
PBX and give road warriors
- VPN access to that gateway
- a software client compatible with it
Voila, dirt cheap calls from "on the road" to the office - and,
given a reasonable phone gateway product - calls from "on the road"
through your PBX to local customers, too.
If you don't mind buying German ;-) see
for H.323 gateways and software.
Patrick M. Hausen
Leiter Netzwerke und Sicherheit
punkt.de GmbH Internet - Dienstleistungen - Beratung
Vorholzstr. 25 Tel. 0721 9109 -0 Fax: -100
76137 Karlsruhe http://punkt.de
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