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A technology independent security gateway for real-time multimedia communication

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With currently more than 178 million users worldwide, the demand on real-time multimedia communication services (e.g. VoIP, video conference) grows steadily. However, whilst the protocols utilised in such communications are standardised, internal aspects are not. For example, if calling parties utilise incompatible media codecs or security mechanisms, a real-time multimedia communication cannot be established. The latter would result in either a failure to establish a connection or a plaintext connection that leaves the communication open to attacks. This paper proposes a novel technology independent security gateway for real-time multimedia communications which offers ciphering assistance for these terminals when they have incompatible security mechanisms and/or media codecs, allowing them to communicate in a seamless and secure manner despite their incompatibilities. The proposed security gateway operates across standard IP protocols and provides a flexible, scalable and robust system that is capable of managing the ciphering requirements of a modern communications system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork and System Security - 7th International Conference, NSS 2013, Proceedings
Pages14-25
Number of pages12
Volume7873 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event7th International Conference on Network and System Security, NSS 2013 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 Jun 20134 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7873 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Network and System Security, NSS 2013
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period3/06/134/06/13

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