Last time, we looked at the problems associated with troubleshooting a visual voicemail application on a unified communications portal. Today, we\u2019d like to add some fuel to the fire and talk more about the lack of proper converged management and security tools available.We believe the day is soon approaching when your brand-new PBX will be delivered in an envelope - on a CD - and you\u2019ll simply install the software on a server to enable all your PBX features. User connectivity to the PBX will be provided through a combination of wireless devices, Ethernet connections, and a local gateway to connect to remaining analog phones and PSTN trunks.Now for the million-dollar question: Who\u2019s going to provide the anti-virus software to stop hackers from attacking the PBX? The last time we checked, security updates for PBX software weren\u2019t available on the McAfee Security Center menu (although the server operating system is afforded some level of protection by McAfee).After all, the PBX is a network device. Or is it really?What happens once we begin to integrate applications such as the Microsoft Office suite, SAP, Siebel CRM or PeopleSoft - making those applications available to the unified communications portal?Here\u2019s our point. The \u201cIndustry\u201d is moving to put traditional network functions such as routing and switching into applications-looking software. And traditional data applications suppliers are putting more network functionality like click-to-call and click-to-collaborate inside the data application. Therefore the \u201cIndustry\u201d is obliged to provide users and IT managers alike with the proper tools to manage and secure the newly converged features.Does anybody in the \u201cIndustry\u201d want to step up to the task?