This county, located just outside of Austin, Texas, is among the fastest-growing in the state with a current population of more than 609,000 residents.
County administrators were getting flooded with complaints from staff about the amount of spam, scam, and dead air calls filling inbound phone lines, interrupting normal operations, and delaying response to legitimate constituent callers. Many of these calls were clearly fraudulent, using spoofed numbers to resemble legitimate county numbers. Bad actors were also spoofing the county’s outbound call line numbers and delivering scam calls to constituents under the guise of legitimate calls from county departments, prompting additional complaints from residents.
County IT management recognized the negative impact unwanted and intrusive calls were having on their operations, staff, and constituents, and sought out a solution. They contacted Mutare after learning about the Mutare Voice Traffic Filter from the company’s website and agreed to a Voice Traffic Analysis. The County submitted three months of Call Detail Records for analysis which produced results that confirmed their suspicions. Of the nearly 1.3 million incoming calls filtered through the VTF dynamic database alone, more than 12%, or an average of 400 daily, were found to be unwanted robocalls and spam. Of those, 5.5% were deemed nefarious in nature. These findings are conservative relative to what would be found with a full implementation of all five VTF filtering layers. Even so, the bottom-line savings with VTF implementation was projected at a minimum of $245,846 a year, or 373% Return on Investment. The Mutare VTF Voice CAPTCHA feature provided added reassurance that legitimate callers would always ring through. With that information, the County chose to move forward with the Voice Traffic Filter purchase and implementation.
% Total Unwanted Traffic
# Unwanted Calls Blocked
Return on Investment
Key Decision Points
- Five Layers of Call Filtering
- Both Inbound/Outbound Call Filtering
- Protection from Nefarious Calls
- Easy Administration
- “Do No Harm” Approach
These considerations, combined with the Mutare’s solution capabilities, uncomplicated implementation, and unrivaled customer support, made a clear case for the purchase of the Mutare Voice Traffic Filter.
About Mutare Voice Traffic Filter
The Mutare Voice Traffic Filter (VTF) is enterprise-class software built to provide multiple layers of protection against unwanted traffic. VTF creates a barrier at the network edge, ensuring that malicious and nefarious traffic does not gain access to your network. Our open architecture is designed to work seamlessly with just about every unified communications platform, including Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, Nortel and more.
- STIR / SHAKEN Filter
- Proprietary Dynamic DB Filter
- Spoof Radar Filter
- Voice CAPTCHA Verification
- Custom Rules Filter
- Inbound/Outbound Traffic Manager
- Personal Blocklist
- Admin Dashboard
- Admin Email Alerts
- Embedded CDR Reporting (Call Detail Records)
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