Reef Point Systems' multiservice security gateway for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks handles multiple next-generation networking standards including 3GPP IMS, 3GPP2, ETSI TISPAN, and PacketCable.
Unlike other approaches that use session border controllers and offer limited scaling capability and security, the Reef Point's IMS Security Gateway takes a multi-zoned, fully virtualized, defense-in-depth approach.
The gateway includes: individualized subscriber protection for up to a million simultaneous IMS flows; network core and element protection; and, protection for the gateway itself. This approach enables providers of converged networks to offer consumer and enterprise customers the confidence of a secure connection that is protected from theft of service, eavesdropping, service availability attacks, and malware.
In addition, the IMS Security Gateway also supports Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) security functionality, providing the industry's leading combined UMA and IMS solution today. This provides operators deploying UMA today with a smooth migration path to IMS without the need to replace installed gateways.
"Fixed mobile convergence creates a requirement for a new category of products to secure the IP services edge," said Will Stofega, Research Manager, VoIP Services at International Data Corporation (IDC). "With convergence, previously closed and protected networks such as mobile and cable, become open to the public Internet, making them extremely vulnerable to malicious attacks. While creating enormous new revenue-enhancing opportunities for service providers, the new IP services edge also becomes a dangerous frontier if left unsecured."
Reef Point's IMS Security Gateway moves security to the edge of the IMS network and separates the media and signaling plane security functionality, dramatically increasing the performance and scale of the solution and enabling mass market deployments of IMS.
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The Reef Point IMS Security Gateway features include:
The IMS Security Gateway is available immediately from Reef Point and through the company's global channel partners. More information is available at www.reefpoint.com.
- Massive ScalabilityThe gateway supports up to 150,000 simultaneous registered users and up to a million simultaneous media flow connections.
- Comprehensive Multiservice SecurityThe gateway provides robust threat defense including stateful firewalls with Denial of Service attack prevention, intrusion detection services, custom firewall filtering, dynamic virtual routing with NAT Traversal, and session limiting to protect against external threats.
- Rich SIP Security FeaturesBy separating security for the control and media flows in an IMS network, the gateway provides the industry's highest performance and scalability for IMS networks available today. It supports multiple authentication and encryption methods for securing SIP sessions, a carrier-scale SIP Application Layer Gateway for high-performance, transparent SIP firewall, rich SIP Denial of Service Protection, per-flow traffic mirroring to ensure compliance with lawful intercept , and per-flow Quality of Service to ensure prioritization of real-time media and prevention against toll fraud.
- Purpose-built, Carrier-class DesignHigh-performance and reliability is provided through Reef Point's patented Flow Application Streaming Technology and optimum mix of custom ASICs/FPGAs and network processors.