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Unified Communications (UC) networks have the potential to transform business communications by connecting employees, peers and customers through a rich ecosystem of multimedia applications and services. Driving this transformation is the ubiquity of IP-based networks and the robustness of SIP session management to control real-time communications. Yet at the very core of widespread UC adoption is the requirement for secure IP communications. Should UC initiatives fail this security test, enterprises will pay a substantial price both literally and figuratively. In order to ensure that UC systems have the requisite level of security and privacy protection, government and industry have stepped forward with guidelines and standards that define enterprise communications in general, and IP-based enterprise communications specifically. Failure to adhere to these standards can cost enterprises brand equity, customer confidence and, in many cases, hefty fines levied by industry regulations. This is especially true for information-sensitive industries such as finance and healthcare, which find themselves frequent targets of malicious network attacks for the purpose of profit or other exploitation.