REDCOM demonstrates effectiveness of STIR/SHAKEN caller authentication standards with the ATIS Robocalling Testbed
June 03, 2019 – REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for the network service layer, announced today that it has successfully completed interoperability testing with the ATIS Robocalling Testbed that proves the effectiveness of the company’s STIR/SHAKEN implementation within the REDCOM Personalized Call Screening software. These tests are part of a broader industry effort to help service providers protect consumers against unwanted robocalls and caller ID spoofing.
The virtualized testing facility, hosted by the Neustar Trust Lab, supports a joint effort from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) called STIR/SHAKEN, which gives service providers the ability to authenticate, digitally sign, and verify calling party numbers. This testing confirms REDCOM’s successful implementation of both the Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) standard and the Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (SHAKEN) framework.
“Nuisance calls are one of the biggest pain points affecting consumers today. The U.S. government has made it clear that solving this problem is a top priority this year,” said Shannon Chevier, Director of Product Management for REDCOM. “These tests demonstrate the effectiveness of the REDCOM Personalized Call Screening software. Service providers that implement REDCOM software not only get a proven STIR/SHAKEN solution, but also a ‘best of all worlds’ toolkit that includes reputation scoring, white- and blacklists, and audio CAPTCHAs.”
Service providers interested in REDCOM’s robocall and nuisance call blocking software can visit https://www.redcom.com/capabilities/call-screening/ for more information.
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most critical business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, the ICT implications of Smart Cities, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.
ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit http://www.atis.org.
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REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is a woman-owned small business that specializes in the design and development of advanced communications solutions for service providers. REDCOM offers a full suite of highly flexible, standards-based Carrier-Class Service Layer solutions and softswitch platforms. Our products enable service providers to cost-effectively converge wireline, IP, and wireless services with a common service delivery environment; migrate legacy switching; roll out VoLTE; and deploy enhanced network services such as Personalized Call Screening, Intelligent Call Routing, Real-Time Call Rating, and Mass Notification. All REDCOM products are proudly designed, built, and supported in the United States.