Block Skype on Your Network
With the news last week that a subsidiary of China Telecom was blocking Skype, I wondered when the next announcement of someone blocking Skype would come. I didn't have to wait long. At VON this week, Verso Technology announced that they now have a solution for monitoring and blocking Skype. Here is my article on the Advanced IP Pipeline website --
"Verso Appliance Lets Enterprises Block Skype"
According to Verso's man on the show floor, John O'Reilly, blocking Skype is actually a really hard problem. He tells me that Skype jumps around trying different ports and protocols to find a way through your firewall. I'd love to hear from someone who knows if this is really true...