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TransNexus Turning Heads with STI Feature Set
The threat of fraud and identity issues is greater today than at any point in time. I could run through the laundry list of major breaches, instances of scammers and the like but you follow the news. Securing communications, and company data must be front of mind; from a smartphone and desktop, to the server room security is mission critical.
Today, TransNexus (News - Alert) announced the addition of Secure Telephone Identity authentication and verification to its fraud control and call routing portfolio. Developed following standards conceived by the Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and paired with the Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information using tokens (SHAKEN) framework created by the ATIS (News - Alert)/SIP Forum IP-NNI Task Force, the newly unveiled features offer the ability to verify, digitally sign and authenticate the number placing the call.
Beta testing of the new feature Secure Telephone Identity (STI) set is underway, and TransNexus will have its ClearIP and STI on display at the SIP Forum’s (News - Alert) SIPNOC conference taking place in Herndon, VA at the Hitlon Washington Dulles Hotel through November 30th.
“The STIR/SHAKEN framework developed by the SIP Forum and ATIS is a decisive step towards the goals of better protecting American and Canadian consumers from the scourge of unwanted and fraudulent robocalls. STIR/SHAKEN has broad industry support and is under active evaluation by the FCC (News - Alert) and other National Regulatory Authorities [FCC Docket 17-97] for securing our telephone networks. I would predict early service provider adoption during 2018,“ notes Richard Shockey (News - Alert), Chairman of the Board of the SIP Forum.
TransNexus expects for the new features to be available in both ClearIP and NexOSS in Q1 2018.
Fraud always seems to find a way to rear its ugly head around, and telephony is a prime target for fraudsters. TransNexus is not alone in its efforts to protect people and organizations, and this announcement is a strong step in the right direction.
What fraud prevention measures does your network have in place?
Edited by Mandi Nowitz