Exploring IMS Security Mechanisms

Bellman, Bob
January 2007
Business Communications Review;Jan2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p59
Trade Publication
The article examines security mechanisms for IP Multimedia Subsystem networks. While basic safeguards for signaling and media traffic are present within the network's specifications, these measures do not defend against denial-of-service attacks or viruses. The author examines IP Multimedia Subsystem security, which is based on hop-by-hop measures designed to protect the links between user devices and the core server, and discusses the potential security vulnerabilities that affect the networks.


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