Comparison of VoIP software
This is a comparison of voice over IP (VoIP) software used to conduct telephone-like voice conversations across Internet Protocol (IP) based networks. For residential markets, voice over IP phone service is often cheaper than traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) service and can remove geographic restrictions to telephone numbers, e.g., have a PSTN phone number in a New York area code ring in Tokyo.
For businesses, VoIP obviates separate voice and data pipelines, channelling both types of traffic through the IP network while giving the telephony user a range of advanced abilities.
Softphones are client devices for making and receiving voice and video calls over the IP network with the standard functions of most original telephones and usually allow integration with VoIP phones and USB phones instead of using a computer's microphone and speakers (or headset). Most softphone clients run on the open Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) supporting various codecs. Skype runs on a closed proprietary networking protocol but additional business telephone system (PBX) software can allow a SIP based telephone system to connect to the Skype network. Online chat programs now also incorporate voice and video communications.
Other VoIP software applications include conferencing servers, intercom systems, virtual foreign exchange services (FXOs) and adapted telephony software which concurrently support VoIP and public switched telephone network (PSTN) like Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems, dial in dictation, on hold and call recording servers.
Some entries below are Web-based VoIP; most are standalone applications.
|Program||Operating systems||License||Costs||Protocols||Codecs||Encryption||Max conference peers||Other abilities||Latest release|
|AudioCodes MobilityPLUS||Windows, Android, iOS||Proprietary||?||SIP, RTP, XMPP, STUN, ICE||G.722 wideband, G.711a, G.711u, iLBC, G.729a, SILK, GSM, VP8, H.264, Opus||TLS, SRTP||Unknown||Voice, video, IM, Group chat, content sharing, SMS and MMS over IP services, native and social network contacts integration, incoming call/IM push notifications.||2014|
|Avaya Application Server 5300 Soft Client||Windows||Proprietary||?||SIP, RTP||Unknown||TLS, SRTP||Unknown||2.0; 2010|
|B-Force Communicator||Windows, Android||Proprietary||Proprietary, freeware||SIP, RTP, RTCP STUN, MSRP||Opus, speex, GSM, PCMU, PCMA||TLS, SIPS, SRTP, ZRTP, SDES, AES-128, AES-192, AES-256, TwoFish-128, TwoFish-256, ГОСТ 28147-89, ГОСТ Р 34.11-94, ГОСТ Р 34.10-2001||Unknown||Voice and video calls, File transfer, Text messaging, Presence||126.96.36.199; February 19, 2016|
|Blink||Linux, OS X, Windows||Mixed: free software versions under GNU GPLv3 + shareware versions under gplv3 with exception of including proprietary code||Windows and Linux are free, OS X version is available for a fee in Mac App Store, source code is freely available||ICE, SIP, MSRP, RFB (VNC), XCAP||Opus, speex, G.722, GSM, iLBC, PCMU, PCMA||TLS, SRTP and ZRTP on all versions, OTR/SMP on Linux and OS X only||No limit||IM, file transfer, desktop sharing, multi-party conference, wideband||Blink Qt|
|Cisco IP Communicator||Windows, Android||Proprietary||Free (for Cisco SMB Partners only)||SCCP (Skinny), SIP, TFTP||G.722 wideband, G.711a, G.711u, iLBC, G.729a, G.729ab||SRTP||Unknown||Call Recording, Silent Monitoring, Multiple lines and directory numbers, Configurable speed dial, Calling name and number display, Call Waiting, Call Forward, Call Transfer, Three-Way Calling (conference), Call Park, Call Pickup, Redial, Hold, Barge, Callback, Extension Mobility, Message waiting indicator, iDivert, Meet Me conferencing, Group Pickup, Do Not Disturb||7.0.6; January 2011|
|Ekiga||Linux, Windows, OpenSolaris||GPL||Free||SIP, H.323, STUN, Zeroconf, XMPP, RTP||H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Theora, iLBC, Speex, SILK, GSM, ...||No||Unknown||Video, IM, LDAP, Call Forwarding, Call Transfer, Auto-answering, PC to phone, phone to PC, Multiple accounts, USP support, Message waiting indicator, SIMPLE-based presence etc.||4.0.1 (February 21, 2013[±])|
|Empathy||Linux||GPL||Free||SIP, XMPP (Jingle), ICE (STUN-TURN), Zeroconf||Unknown||No||Unknown||IM, multi-user A/V, collaborative applications||3.12.11 (October 14, 2015 ) [±]|
|Eyeball Chat||Windows||Proprietary||Free||SIP, STUN, ICE, XMPP||Unknown||Yes||5||IM, Conferencing, Voice, Video and SIMPLE based presence||Windows 3.2; 2009|
|eyeBeam||Windows||Proprietary||?||SIP-SIMPLE||Unknown||TLS, SRTP||6 party audio; 3 party video||Voice and Video calling; IM; Import Microsoft Outlook Contacts; USB Support; Call Recording and Conferencing||188.8.131.52; March 2010|
|Google+ Hangouts||Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, iOS||Proprietary (using libjingle)||Free||XMPP||H.264/SVC, H.264/AVC, H.263 and VP8||SRTP||10||Video, chat, screen sharing, with additional tools available as "Hangout Apps".||Google Chrome Web Store extension
2013.626.1614.1 (July 9, 2013 ) [±] 
|IBM Sametime||Linux, OS X, Windows, mobile||Proprietary||?||SIP-SIMPLE, T.120||H.323||TLS||Unknown||IM, File transfer, Voice, Presence, Server stored contact list, HTTP tunneling, plugins, embedable in Lotus Notes||8.5.2; May 8, 2011|
|iCall||Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, Android||Proprietary||Free||SIP, AIM, ICQ, XMPP||Speex, CELT, WebM||TLS, ZRTP||No limit||Video, file transfer, PC to phone, phone to PC, IM (MSN, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, XMPP, Google Talk), Voicemail||7.1.522|
|Jitsi||Linux, OS X, Windows (all java supported). Experimental Android builds are also available.||Apache||Free||SIP-SIMPLE, XMPP-Jingle STUN ICE, TURN||SILK, G.722, Speex, Opus, G.711 (PCMU/PCMA), iLBC, GSM, G.729, H.264, H.263, VP8||ZRTP, SRTP, TLS||Unknown||Text messaging, audio-video telephony, IPv6 (often broken, P2P not supported), call recording, 64-bit||2.8 (build.5426) (March 19, 2015[±])|
|KPhone||Linux (KDE)||GPL||Free||SIP, STUN, NAPTR-SRV||Unknown||SRTP||Unknown||Video, voice, IM, external Sessions, IPv6 support for UDP||1.2 (November 2008)|
|Linphone||Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, iPhone, BlackBerry||GPL||Free||SIP||Speex, Opus, G711, GSM, G.722, VP8 (WebM), H263, MPEG4, Theora and H264 (plugin)||TLS, SRTP, ZRTP||Unknown||Video, IM, STUN, IPv6 (disables IPv4 support when enabled, P2P supported only by version 3.5.1-2)||3.9.1; November 2015|
|Messages||OS X||Proprietary||?||SIP AIM ICQ XMPP||H263, H264||Unknown||Unknown||Integrated, PBX independent||7.0; July 25, 2012|
|MicroSIP||Windows||GPL||Free||SIP, STUN, ICE, SIMPLE||Speex, iLBC, GSM, G.711, G.722, G.729, SILK, Linear PCM||TLS, SRTP||Unknown||Video, voice, IM and Presence||3.10.11; December 2015|
|Mirial Softphone (Mirial s.u.r.l.)||Windows 2000-XP-2003-Vista-7 (including 64-bit versions), OS X (x86)||Proprietary||not free||SIP, RTSP||H.323||DTLS-SRTP||Unknown||H.264 Full-HD 1080p video rx/tx, Two independent lines supporting Call Control and 3-Party videoconference in Continuous Presence, G.722.1/C wideband audio, Call recording/export, DV/HDMI/Component capture, Presentation (H.239, RFC-4796), Encryption, Far End Camera Control, GPU accel (D3D and OpenGL)||7.0.24; May 26, 2010, discontinued|
|Mumble||Linux, OS X, iOS, Windows, Android||New BSD license||Free||Unknown||CELT, Speex, Opus||TLS and OCB-AES128||No max (limited only by server bandwidth and memory)||Chat with (limited) embedded HTML, Automatic Gain Control, very low latency, Access Control Lists for user management, Customizable In-Game Overlay for OpenGL and DirectX, Directional Audio, Plugin Support, Nested Channels, Echo cancellation for headset free use, Global Public Server List, Logitech G15 support, Push-To-Talk and Voice-Activation||1.2.15; March 5, 2016|
|Nymgo||Windows, Android, iOS||Proprietary||Free||SIP, RTP and RTCP||Unknown||Yes||No||Address Book integration, Call recording/export, Mute, On Hold, Caller ID definition||4.2.9; March 2013|
|oovoo||OS X, iOS, Windows, Android||Proprietary||Free||SIP, RTP and RTCP||Unknown||Yes||12||Address Book integration, Call recording/export, Mute, On Hold, Caller ID definition||4.2.9; March 2013|
|PC-Telephone||Windows||Proprietary||Free||TCP, UDP, SIP, RTP, ISDN, T.30 modem for Group 3 Fax||G.711a, G.711u, GSM||optional||4/30||All normal full-duplex telephone operations, call recording, call forwarding, call transfer, call answer, calling line identity presentation-restriction (CLIP/CLIR), call scheduling, call waiting, call accounting, muting, audio conferencing, data transfer, fax transfer, voicemail, call screening||7.2; 2015|
|Phoner||Windows||Proprietary||Free||SIP, TAPI, CAPI||Unknown||TLS, SRTP, ZRTP||8||Conferencing, call redirection, call recording||3.08 (29 February 2016[±])|
|PhonerLite||Windows||Proprietary||Free||SIP||Unknown||TLS, SRTP, ZRTP||8||Conferencing, call redirection, call recording||2.34; December 2015|
|QuteCom||Linux, OS X, Windows XP-2000||GPL||Free||SIP||G.711, G.729, iLBC, AMR-NB, G.722, Speex, AMR-WB (G.722.2), H.263, H.263+, H.264, Dirac||SRTP, but key exchange via Everbee key Exchange which is not a Standard||Unknown||Video, IM (MSN, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, XMPP, Google Talk), voicemail, wengo to phone, conferencing.||2.2.1 (22 June 2011) [±]|
|Revation Communicator||Windows, OS X||Proprietary||?||Proprietary||G.722, G.711, VP8, Opus||TLS and SRTP||No max, limited by server mixing services||Secure multi-party chat, instant messaging, presence, VoIP, video, file transfer, desktop sharing||7.0; June 2014|
|Ring||Linux, OS X, Windows, Android (all beta)||GPL3||Free||SIP, RTP, IAX2, STUN per account, SRV||Audio: Opus, Speex, G.722, G.711, GSM, VP8, G.729, iLBC. Video: H.264, H.263, VP8, MPEG-4||Voice encryption (SRTP with SDES or ZRTP) and signaling encryption (TLS), multiple realms authentication mechanism||No limit||Gnome-KDE client, address book, multiple accounts, unlimited call number, call transfer, call hold-unhold, call recording, multi-way conferencing||1.4.1; September 2014|
|Roger Wilco GameSpy||Windows||Proprietary||?||Proprietary||?||?||?||?||2001|
|Skype||Linux, OS X, Windows 2000-XP-Vista-7-Mobile (unsupported), BREW, Windows Phone , Android, iPhone, PSP||Proprietary||Free||Proprietary P2P protocol [a]||SILK||Advertises proprietary encryption which is considered insecure.||25 starting with version 184.108.40.206. 10 with 2.x||Conferencing, video, file transfer, voicemail, Skype to phone, phone to Skype, additional P2P extensions (games, whiteboard, etc...); depending on platform.|
|Spikko||Windows 2000-XP-Vista-7-Mobile, iPhone,||Proprietary||Free||SIP||Unknown||Yes||8||Conferencing, voicemail, PC to phone, phone to PC, Free international phone numbers, address book integration;||December 2010|
|TeamSpeak||Linux, Windows, OS X, FreeBSD, Android, iOS||Proprietary||Free||Unknown||CELT, Speex, Opus||Yes||32 unlicensed, 512 with non-profit license, 2000||Simultaneous server conferencing with tabs, 3D sound effects, scalable permissions system, firewall friendly file transfers, in-game overlay for DirectX & OpenGL games, global public server list, plugin system||220.127.116.11|
|TeamTalk||Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, Raspbian||Proprietary||Free||Proprietary||Opus, Speex, WebM||No||1000||Video, file sharing, desktop sharing, stream media files (MP3, AVI)||5.1.3; May 2016|
|TeamViewer||Linux, Windows, OS X, iOS, Android||Proprietary||Free (personal use only)||Unknown||Unknown||AES256||Unknown||Unknown|
|Telephone||OS X 10.10.2||BSD||Free||SIP, STUN, ICE||Unknown||No||Unknown||Address Book integration||1.1.4; March 6, 2012|
|Toktumi Unlimited, Line2 Pro||Windows XP-Vista-7, OS X, iOS, Android||Proprietary||Free||Proprietary with SIP core||Unknown||Unknown||20||Conferencing, voicemail, caller ID, call-waiting, address book integration; auto-attendant, call-forwarding||Windows; August 2010; OS X; October 2010|
|Tox||Linux, OS X, Windows, Android, FreeBSD||GPL||Free||Tox, VP8||Opus,||NaCl||Unknown||Voice, video, instant messaging, file transfers||Unknown|
|Tru App||Windows 2000-XP-Vista-7, OS X, Linux
iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry OS,
|Proprietary||Free||SIP, XMPP||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Chat, file transfer, voicemail, inbound numbers, integration with GTalk, Microsoft Live, Skype|
|Tuenti||Android, iPhone, Windows Phone||Proprietary||Free||WebRTC, SIP, XMPP||iLBC, Opus||Yes||?||Voice, video, Instant messaging, group chat, photo and video sharing, SMS and MMS, native and social network contacts integration, incoming call/IM push notifications.|
|Twinkle||Linux||GPL||Free||SIP||G.711 A-law μ-law, G.726, GSM, iLBC, Speex narrow wide ultrawide||SRTP, ZRTP||3||Conferencing, chat, file transfer, Firefox integration, call redirection, voicemail, support of VoIP-to-Phone services||1.9.0 (July 10, 2015[±])|
|Ventrilo||OS X, Windows, iOS, Android||Proprietary||Free||Unknown||Unknown||No||8||Conferencing, chat, text-to-speech||3.0.8|
|Viber||Linux,[b] OS X,[b] Windows,[b] Android, Bada, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, Windows Phone||Proprietary||?||Unknown||Unknown||Yes||Unknown||Varies by platform: Text, picture and video messaging on all, voice calling only on iPhone, Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone|
|Voice Operator Panel||Windows 2000-XP-Vista||Proprietary||?||SIP, RTP||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Call forwarding, call transfer, call recording, presence, Outlook integration, Windows Messenger-MSN-Live integration, CRM, built-in web browser, emailer, LDAP, APS.||1.3.2|
|Wire||Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, Web||GPLv3||Free||?||?||DTLS, SRTP||5||?||?|
|X-Lite||OS X, Windows||Proprietary||Free||SIP, STUN, ICE, TURN||H.263, H.263+, G.711, iLBC, Speex||No||3||VoIP over WiFi, 3G, 4G, video, instant messaging, presence (SIP SIMPLE), call waiting, call hold, call forwarding, voice mail, message waiting indication, 3 way conferencing, contacts integration, background noise reduction (BNR), automatic gain control (AGC)||Windows: 4.9.2, OS X: 4.9.2; December 2015|
|Yahoo! Messenger||Mac OS (8, 9, X), Windows, (Linux, FreeBSD version VoIP incapable)||Proprietary||Free||SIP (using TLS) and RTP (media)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Video, file transfer, PC to phone, phone to PC||Windows: 18.104.22.168; May 31, 2012
Mac: 3.0.1; July 20, 2011
Linux: 1.0.6; September 2003
SunOS 5.7: 0.99.17-1; September 2003
Solaris 8: 1.0.4; September 2003
FreeBSD 4-5: 1.0.4; September 2003
iOS: 2.2.6; July 12, 2012
|Yate Client||Linux, OS X, Windows||GPL||Free||SIP, IAX, XMPP, H.323||G.711a, G.711u, GSM 06.10, iLBC, Speex, G.723, G.726, G.728, G.729||SRTP, maybe ZRTP?||Unknown||4.3; January 2013|
|Zfone||Linux, OS X, Windows||Viewable source||Includes time bomb provision||SIP, RTP||Unknown||SRTP, ZRTP||Unknown||Beta 2008-09-04 (Linux 0.9.224), (OS X 0.9.246), (Windows 0.9.206)|
- It is possible to connect by SIP to the Skype network via additional "Skype Connect" PBX software and alternative (SIP) client software/hardware. Neither the Skype software nor the Skype network supports SIP directly
- Viber must be first installed on a mobile phone to function on a desktop operating system
Discontinued softphone service
For mobile VoIP clients:
|Program||Operating systems||License||Open source||Protocols||Codecs||Encryption||Other abilities||Latest release|
|Acrobits Softphone||Android v2.2+, iOS v7.0+||Proprietary||No||SIP||G.711, G.722, iLBC, GSM, G.729||TLS, SRTP, ZRTP||VOIP over Wi-Fi or 3G iOS only: push notifications, video, number rewriting, address book matching, sms for betamax providers and pennytel||Acrobits Softphone: 3.20 (Android), 5.2 (iOS)|
|B-Force Communicator||Android||Proprietary||No||SIP, RTP, RTCP STUN, MSRP||Opus, speex, GSM, PCMU, PCMA||TLS, SIPS, SRTP, ZRTP, SDES, AES-128, AES-192, AES-256, TwoFish-128, TwoFish-256, ГОСТ 28147-89, ГОСТ Р 34.11-94, ГОСТ Р 34.10-2001||Voice and video calls, File transfer, Text messaging, Presence||0.8.1; February 19, 2016|
|CSipSimple||Android||GPL||Yes||SIP||Opus, AMR-WB, G.722, iSAC, iLBC, Speex, Silk, Codec2, G.726, G711 (PCMA & PCMU), AMR, GSM||SRTP, SIP over TLS 1.0 and ZRTP||?||1.02.02|
|iCall Mobile||iOS v4.3+||Proprietary, freeware||No||SIP AIM ICQ XMPP, Facebook, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live||Speex, CELT, WebM||TLS, ZRTP||VoIP over Wi-Fi or 3G, SMS, voicemail||2.0.1; April 2012|
|Jajah Mobile Web||Symbian, Windows Mobile (version unknown)||Proprietary||No||?||?||?||web based service, Call back,no download||?|
|JusTex by Juphoon||Android, iOS v5.1+||Proprietary||No||SIP||PCMA, PCMU, G.722, iLBC, iSAC, Opus, H.264, VP8, H.263||TLS, TCP, UDP, SRTP||JusTex Softphone over Wi-Fi or 3G, HD voice and video call, Multiparty call, conference.||3.0.1 (iOS); July 13, 2014; 3.0 (Android); July 9, 2014|
|Line2||Android, iOS||Proprietary, freeware||No||Proprietary with SIP core||?||?||Tri-mode calling (cellular, 3G/4G data, Wi-Fi), SMS over IP, visual voicemail, 20-person conference calls, auto-attendant, call-forwarding||1.0.4 Android, 3.2.1 iOS|
|Media5-fone||iOS, Android||Proprietary||No||SIP||PCMA, PCMU, G.722*, iLBC, iSAC*, G.729*||TLS*, SRTP*||Wi-Fi and 3G/4G data, second call*, conference calls*, HD Voice, Bluetooth* (* Additional fees)||?|
|Signal by Open Whisper Systems||iOS, Android||GPLv3||Yes||A custom signaling protocol.||?||TLS, SRTP, ZRTP, AES 128||VoIP and instant messaging over Wi-Fi or a data connection.||Android 3.16.0 (May 29, 2016) [±]
|Sipdroid||Android||GPL||Yes||SIP||?||?||Uses Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE||2.7|
|Tango by TangoME Inc.||iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Windows Phone||Proprietary, freeware||?||?||?||?||VoIP, Wi-Fi out & in, SMS over IP, call-through & call-back, instant messaging, videoconferencing||?|
|Truphone||Nokia-Symbian, iOS, Android, BlackBerry||Proprietary, freeware||No||SIP||?||?||VoIP, Wi-Fi out & in, SMS over IP, call-through & call-back, connection management, provisioning||Symbian 4.0, iOS 1.11.1|
|Vopium||Symbian, Java ME, Android, BlackBerry RIM, iOS, Windows Mobile 2003 SE and higher||Proprietary, freeware||No||SIP, MSN, Skype, Yahoo, AOL, ICQ, Google Talk, Facebook & Twitter||GSM||?||Wi-Fi VoIP, GSM call-through, SMS over IP, least cost routing, synchronising-backup mobile contacts and calendar||2.0|
|Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone||Proprietary, freeware||No||?||?||ECDH, SRTP||VoIP and instant messaging over Wi-Fi or a data connection.||Android: 2.16.105 (May 26, 2016) [±]
|Windows Mobile 6||Windows Mobile 6 Professional/Standard||Proprietary||No||SIP to publicly and non-publicly routable servers||?||?||Wi-Fi Mobile VoIP||6.1|
|X-PRO for Pocket PC||Windows Mobile 2003 (earlier versions support Windows PocketPC 2002)||Proprietary, discontinued in April 2007||No||SIP||?||?||Supported devices: AudioVox Maestro, Compaq/HP iPAQ: 365x, 37xx, 385x, 395x, hx4700, Dell Axim X51, X51v, Toshiba e550, e570. iPAQ 545x and Toshiba e7xx are not supported.||2.2|
|Yuilop||Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS||Proprietary, freeware||No||XMPP, RTP||iLBC||TLS||VoIP over 3G-4G-LTE and Wi-fi, SMS, group chat, photo sharing, Location sharing, virtual phone numbers||iOS 2.4 (November 26, 2014) [±]
Android 2.0.2 (February 12, 2014[±]
Frameworks and libraries
|Program||Operating systems||License||Protocols, based on, compatible with||Encryption||Other abilities||Key and target markets||Latest release|
|Tapioca||Linux||GPL||Telepathy (software)||Unknown||0.3.9; June 12, 2006|
|Telepathy, Farstream||Linux, OS X, Windows||LGPL||SIP, XMPP (Jingle), ICE (STUN/TURN), UPnP||No||Multi-user A/V conferencing, IM, collaborative applications||Mobile devices (Maemo), Linux desktop||spec 0.17.8; July 24, 2008|
|OPAL||Windows, Linux (including embedded variants), OS X||MPL||SIP, H.323, IAX2, CAPI, VXML||Unknown||Multi-user A/V conferencing, IM, IVR||Softphones, softswitches, telephony application servers||3.14.3; October 10, 2014|
|GNU oSIP||Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, iPhone, BlackBerry||LGPL||SIP, SDP||Unknown||Multi-user A/V conferencing, IM, IVR||Softphones, embedded and mobile devices, telephony application servers||4.1.0; December 18, 2013|
|Program||Operating systems||License||Protocols, based on, compatible with||Encryption||Other abilities||Key and target markets||Latest release|
|3CX Phone System||Windows||Proprietary||SIP||TLS, SRTP||Voice and video IP telephony and conferencing, voice mail and instant messaging||< 50,000 users||14 - SP3; February 2016|
|AS5300||Linux, Windows Server 2003||Proprietary||SIP, UNIStim, MLPP||SSL, TLS,
|Voice and Video IP telephony, Voice and Video conferencing, voice mail and instant messaging||1,000 - 25,000 users||1.0; January 2008|
|AskoziaPBX||no additional OS required (Linux based)||GPL, Open core||SIP, H.323, IAX, SCCP||No||ISDN, analog, Voicemail, Conferencing, MOH, ACD, IVR, Call forwarding, Call recording||SMEs up to 50 users||2.2.2; December 2012|
|Asterisk PBX||Linux, BSD, OS X, Solaris||Mixed: GPL, Proprietary||SIP, H.323, IAX, MGCP, VOFR, XMPP, Google Talk, TDM||TLS, SRTP||VoIP Gateway, voicemail, basic accounting (can be expanded by interface with ODBC-compliant database), billing, conferencing, hot-desking, IVR trees with conditional logic, call queuing, automated call distribution||Enthusiasts, developers, enterprise users (capacity dependent on server design, scalable across multiple servers)||13.10.0 (21 July 2016[±]
11.23.0 (21 July 2016[±])
|Brekeke SIP Server||Linux, Windows||Proprietary||SIP||TLS, SRTP||SIP Registrar, SIP Proxy||SIP Service Providers, VoIP service providers, Healthcare, Security||3.3; March 2014|
|Brekeke PBX||Linux, Windows||Proprietary||SIP||TLS, SRTP||Voice and Video IP telephony, Voice and Video conferencing, and voice mail||Hosted service providers, Mid-large enterprise||3.3; March 2014|
|CallMax Softswitch||Linux||Proprietary||SIP, H.323||SSL, TLS, HTTPS||Integrated billing, IP PBX Platform, Calling card platform, Callshop module, Customer Web Portal, Retail SMS Platform.||SIP Service Providers, Residential & Business VoIP providers, Corporate Clients, Other Class 5 softswitch users||3.6; October 2015|
|CommuniGate Pro||Linux, BSD, OS X, Windows, Solaris, HPUX, AIX||Proprietary||SIP, XIMSS Protocol, XMPP, WebRTC||SSL, TLS, SRTP||SIP Registrar/Proxy, Authentication, Diameter, RADIUS, ENUM, many others||Carriers, enterprises, MNOs, ISPs, SaaS providers||6.1.11; June 2016|
|Dial-Gate Softswitch PBX||Linux, Windows||Proprietary||SIP||TLS, SRTP||Billing server, real-time account and line monitoring, web-based user interface||Softswitch users, service providers||4.3; June 2014|
|Dial-Office IP-PBX||Linux, Windows||Proprietary||SIP||TLS, SRTP||Unified Communications, Conferencing, remote worker support and voice mail||Small businesses, Mid-large enterprises||4.1; December 2013|
|Elastix||Linux||GPL||SIP, IAX, H323, XMPP||TLS, SRTP||Unified communication server that also supports chat, mail and fax.||Capacity dependent on server design, scalable across multiple servers||2.5.0 (stable), 3.0.0 (stable), 4.0.0 (stable); February 10, 2016|
|FreeSWITCH||Linux, BSD, OS X, Solaris, Windows||Mozilla Public License||SIP, NAT-PMP, STUN, SIMPLE, XMPP, Google Talk (Jingle), IAX, H.323, MRCP, RSS, Skype||TLS, SRTP, ZRTP||Recording, Voicemail, Conferencing, RADIUS, ENUM, IM Proxy, Streaming, Media gateway, Soft-PBX, IVR (modular)||Large soft-switch users, home PBX users, softphone users||1.6.8 (May 5, 2016[±])|
|FreePBX||Linux, BSD, Solaris||GPL||SIP, IAX, H323, XMPP||TLS, SRTP, ZRTP||Complete PABX Service, based on Asterisk and PHP 5.3; provides a full replacement for a legacy non-VoIP phone system; under current and active development||Scales from Raspberry PI (3 users) to multiple parallel clusters (10K+ simultaneous calls)||12.0; October 2014|
|GNU Gatekeeper||Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, Windows XP-2000-Vista-7||GPL||H.323||H.235||H.460.18 firewall traversal, routing, accounting||video conferencing, VoIP carriers large and small||3.7; August 15, 2014|
|HERO Hosted PBX||Linux, Windows||Proprietary||SIP||TLS, SRTP||Unified Communications, billing server, cloud-based management and web interface||Mid-large enterprises, VoIP carriers and service providers, telecom operators||4.3; December 2013|
|Kerio Operator||Linux, VM||Proprietary||SIP||SSL, TLS, SRTP||integrated firewall, Auto attendant, Call queues, Conference calling, Call forwarding, pickup, parking, recording, Click to Call, Video calling, Fax support, Paging, Salesforce.com and CRM integration, Voicemail to email||SME||2.4.3; September 3, 2015|
|MediaCore Softswitch||Linux||Proprietary||H.323, SIP, SMPP||SSL, TLS, HTTPS||Dynamic routing mechanism (with LCR, Quality, Percentage, Profit, and Priority based routings, Jurisdictional routing support), integrated billing, SIP-H.323 protocol converter, Transcoding - codec converter module, Guardian - revenue assurance module, SBC functionality, full and media proxy, SMS support||Transit VoIP services providers, VoIP wholesale carriers, VoIP termination providers, SMS carriers||4.5.3; October 2015|
|Murmur||Linux, BSD, OS X, Windows||BSD, GPL||CELT, Speex, Opus||TLS||Chat with (limited) embedded HTML, ACLs for user management, Customizable In-Game Overlay, Directional Audio, Plugin Support, Nested Channels||Individuals to Small and medium enterprise (25-5000 users)||1.2.12; December 20, 2015|
|Mysipswitch||Linux||BSD||SIP, Ajax||SSL||SIP proxy server which allows the use of multiple SIP accounts with a single SIP login||Individuals||August 2007|
|Objectworld UC Server||Windows XP-2003-2008||Proprietary||SIP||No||IP PBX, personal assistants, IVR, automated phone provisioning, fax server, unified messaging, Outlook, Exchange and Lotus Domino-Notes integration, conferencing, outbound dialing||Small and medium enterprise (25-2000 users)||4.4.2; May 2009|
|Pexip||Linux||Proprietary||SIP, H323, WebRTC, Chat||SSL, TLS, HTTPS, DTLS, SRTP, SDES||Virtualized and distributed video and Voice MCU, SIP registrar, H.323 gatekeeper, and WebRTC server which provides business quality HD video and voice interoperability between any combination of SIP, MSSIP (Lync/Skype for business), H.323 and WebRTC conference participants and point-to-point gatewayed calls. Video Conference, gateway, call control/SBC and IVR functionality. Fully virtualized to run in VMWARE, Hyper-V or other hypervisor environment. Servers may optionally be geographically distributed for increased scale & resilience/redundancy and conference bandwidth reductions. JITC certified.||Flexible: 5 users-100,000+ users; for small, medium and large enterprises or service provider. May use 1-100+ conference node virtual machines in a single deployment||2015|
|Kamailio, OpenSIPS (formerly named OpenSER)||Linux, BSD, Solaris||GPL||SIP, XMPP||TLS, SRTP||SIP registrar-proxy, authentication, Diameter, RADIUS, ENUM, least-cost-routing, many others||SIP Service Providers||4.0.1 (25 April 2013[±])|
|Pbxnsip||Linux, BSD, OS X, Windows||Proprietary||SIP||SRTP||IP PBX, presence indication, IVR, automated phone provisioning, fax server, unified messaging, Outlook, Exchange integration, conferencing, outbound dialing||Small and medium enterprise (25-256 users)||22.214.171.12477; April 2009|
|Revation LinkLive||Windows Server, Linux||Proprietary||Proprietary||TLS, SRTP||Secure Unified Communications, Presence, Instant Messaging/Chat, VoIP, Video, Desktop Sharing, File Sharing, IVR, PBX, Voicemail, ACD, Email Server||Unified Communications Service Providers||7.0; June 2014|
|SIP Express Router (SER)||Linux, BSD, Solaris||GPL||SIP||No||SIP Registrar/Proxy, Authentication, Diameter, RADIUS, ENUM, many others||SIP Service Providers||2.0.0 Ottendorf|
|sipXecs IP PBX||Linux||AGPL||Native SIP call control, XMPP||TLS, SRTP||Full redundancy (HA), instant messaging, voicemail, user portal, admin GUI, plug & play management including phones and gateways, fully featured||Enterprises between 10 and 10,000 users, multi-site||14.04.2; July 2014|
|Unison||Linux||Proprietary||SIP, XMPP, IMAP, SMTP, CalDAV||SSL, TLS||Unified messaging, IP PBX, IVR, instant messaging, calendar server, LDAP server, email server||Small and medium enterprise (25-256 users)||3.0; February 2010|
|vzRoom||Windows||Proprietary||SIP||SSL, TLS, AES||Instant messaging-chat, VoIP, video, sharing (desktop, video, file), whiteboard, scheduler, recording||Individual to small and medium enterprise (2-1,000 users)||0.8.8.735; November 2010|
|Yate||BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows||GPL||SIP, IAX, H.323, ISDN, XMPP (Jabber), Jingle (Google Talk), MGCP, SS7 over IP, Cisco SLT (Signalling Link Transport) (SS7 MTP2 backhaul over IP), SCTP, SCCP, TCAP, MAP CAMEL||SSL, TLS, SRTP||Voice, video, file transfer, data, H323 to SIP signalling proxy, instant messaging, IVR, PC2Phone and Phone2PC gateway, SCCP - GTT routing between networks, Secure Unified Communications, SIP registrar-proxy, SIP SBC (session border controller), USSD, voicemail, VoIP, VoIP to PSTN gateway, conference server (max 200 voice channels per conference), call centre server, prepaid and postpaid cards||Deployed on home servers and large networks with millions of users||5.5; May 2015|
Secure VoIP software
|This section requires expansion. (July 2016)|
VoIP software with client-to-client encryption
The following table is an overview of those VoIP clients which provide end-to-end encryption by default.
|Client name||Development status||Open source client||Contact verification||Encryption protocols||Forward secrecy||Multiple encryption||Encrypted group calling||Proxy, Tor|
|Silent Phone||Active||Viewable source||Yes||Yes||?||?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
The following table is an overview of those VoIP clients which provide end-to-end encryption through an optional setting that is not enabled by default. The information in this table is only applicable when the setting is enabled.
|Client name||Development status||Open source client||Contact verification||Encryption protocols||Forward secrecy||Multiple encryption||Encrypted group calling||Proxy, Tor|
VoIP software with client-to-server encryption
The following table is an overview of those VoIP clients which provide client-to-server encryption. It does not include clients that also provide end-to-end encryption.
|Client name||Encryption protocols|
|Skype||A custom protocol|
- Only if the user has registered with a compatible SIP provider. Some SIP providers do not support certain encryption protocols.
- Only the encryption related source code is open.
- List of codecs
- List of SIP software
- List of video telecommunication services and product brands
- Comparison of audio coding formats
- Comparison of instant messaging clients
- Secure communication
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If you don’t have Viber on your phone and try to install the service on your PC, the app will redirect you to its website and ask you to install Viber on your phone first.
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