Media5 Enhances VoIP Security with the latest Release of its DGW 2.0 Application

Media5’s updated version of its DGW v2.0 Application offers enhanced security features to the Mediatrix portfolio of VoIP Gateways

Media5 Corporation, a leading developer of advanced MMoIP technologies and services, announced today the release of key enhancements to its DGW 2.0 firmware application, including SDES and QSIG, all designed to bring greater security to Enterprise networks, through the encryption of media and signalling transmission, as well as network management, across the full Mediatrix portfolio of VoIP gateways.

Mediatrix VoIP gateways enable enterprises and service providers to secure the edges of their networks as part of the establishment of secured end-to-end networks, as well as to lower communications costs over any IP link.

“Security is among the top concerns of enterprises and service providers deploying voice over IP systems today,” explained Marc Skinner, PLM Director for Media5 Corporation “Solutions that prevent new threats are absolutely vital for businesses considering VoIP telephony as an alternative to more traditional forms of communication. With VoIP security often addressed in a haphazard fashion, a comprehensive solution for securing voice is a vital asset to companies of all sizes not only to protect them from outside threats but also internally where an estimated 20% of all breaches originate.”
DGW v2.0 security features include:

  • SRTP with MIKEY using pre-shared keys (RFC 3830 and 4567) as key selection method
  • SIP over TLS transport method
  • HTTPS, for the exchange of Configuration Files
  • SNMPv3
  • Certificate management

New Features being introduced:

  • SDES – Session Description Protocol Security Description for Media Streams, a mechanism to negotiate the cryptographic parameters necessary for the SRTP
  • QSIG – an ISDN-based protocol for signaling between nodes of a Private Integrated Services Network

DGW v2.0 is available across the full portfolio of Mediatrix Products:

  • Mediatrix 3400 Series ISDN BRI Gateways
  • Mediatrix 3500 / 3600 Series ISDN PRI Gateways
  • Mediatrix 3700 Series Hybrid Gateways (Analog and Digital Interfaces)
  • Mediatrix 4100 Series Analog Access Points
  • Mediatrix 4400 Series BRI Gateways

 

Powerful Expertise & Technology
Media5 will continue to offer the following industry leading brands of solutions:

  • Mediatrix VoIP access devices and gateways, which are designed for the enterprise, SOHO, and Service Providers markets.
  • M5T hardware and secure software technologies, which are aimed towards chipset manufacturers, equipment vendors, and service providers developing applications and products for real-time multimedia communications over IP.
  • An all-in-one suite of solutions designed for security and survivability in multi-site, branch office environments.

Media5 Corporation Transforms the Branch Office

Media5 Corporation, a leading developer of advanced MMoIP technologies and services, announced today that Media5 has lent its expertise Branch Office marketplace.

Highlighted in an editorial by Richard Grigonis in Internet Telephony Magazine (April) entitled “Media5 Corporation Transforms the Branch Office”, Media5’s Marc Skinner speaks about the market conditions, the movement towards remote work environments, as well as some of the activities that Media5 is undertaking in this marketplace.

“The world is shrinking and the office is no longer the large building in the center of town. The number of remote workers has increased dramatically in the last few years – by over 35% in North America alone. The Best-in-Class Organization Standards, a US Government initiative, are developing solutions for optimizing and accelerating network traffic and remote management of branch office networks. Countries like Australia and many in Europe have led the way by passing initiatives amongst government employees to minimize travel by having employees work from remote locations or home.

In this environment, more and more headquarters may be in one city with offices all over the world, increasing the need for communication systems and solutions that will allow organizations to communicate reliably and securely as if they all were in that one building in the center of town. These attributes are at the heart of the Media5Boss solutions.” – Marc Skinner, PLM Director, Media5 Internet Telephony Magazine, August 2008.

 

Powerful Expertise & Technology
Media5 will continue to offer the following industry leading brands of solutions:

  • Mediatrix VoIP access devices and gateways, which are designed for the enterprise, SOHO, and Service Providers markets.
  • M5T hardware and secure software technologies, which are aimed towards chipset manufacturers, equipment vendors, and service providers developing applications and products for real-time multimedia communications over IP.
  • An all-in-one suite of solutions designed for security and survivability in multi-site, branch office environments.

Media5 Introduces the M5T SCE Mobility SDK for iPhone SIP Applications

M5T SCE Mobility SDK facilitates the creation of secure SIP-based applications by developers for the iPhone

Media5 Corporation, a leading developer of advanced SIP technologies and services, today announced the release of the M5T SCE Mobility SDK, a software development kit (SDK) allowing third parties to create secure SIP-based applications that can run directly on the iPhone.

The M5T SCE Mobility SDK provides tools and components to meet the requirements of software developers looking to quickly integrate SIP

(Session Initiation Protocol) functionalities with enhanced stability and interoperability, including security features like TLS/SRTP, into their iPhone applications.

The M5T SCE Mobility SDK is built over the M5T Framework and M5T SIP Client Engine (SCE), offering a suite of high-level C++ APIs based upon RFC 3261 and other IETF RFCs, which take care of all SIP signalling and RTP media handling details.  The M5T SCE Mobility SDK also offers a layer of abstraction for a wide range of supported platforms and operating systems and thus works on all platforms and operating systems supported by the M5T Framework; including Linux, VxWorks, WindowCE, Symbian, Windows and eCos.

“We’ve had significant demand from our customer base for iPhone support, as companies want to allow the iPhone as an approved device choice along with their other smartphone devices,” explained Samuel Guénette, General Manager of M5T. “With the M5T SCE Mobility SDK, we offer a new product to the large iPhone community with thousands of developers and enable them to integrate secure SIP functionalities into any application.”