REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for the network service layer, announced today it has successfully completed interoperability testing with the ATIS Robocalling Testbed that demonstrates the interoperability 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.
“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. “Our Personalized Call Screening solution will allow service providers to offer consumers real protection against the onslaught of robocalls. 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.”
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.
“Neustar is committed to supporting the industry in combating illegal robocalling and call-spoofing,” said James Garvert, Communications Solutions General Manager for Neustar. “One of our efforts in support of this commitment, since early 2017, is hosting and operating the ATIS Robocalling Testbed and supporting participants, such as REDCOM, with their STIR/SHAKEN interoperability testing.”
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.
Neustar, Inc., is a leading global information services provider driving the connected world forward with responsible identity resolution. As a company built on a foundation of Privacy by Design, Neustar is depended upon by the world’s largest corporations to help grow, guard and guide their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places and things. Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions, empowers critical decisions across our clients’ enterprise needs. Neustar is the industry leader in Caller Identification solutions, co-author of the STIR standards, key contributor to the SHAKEN framework, and serves as the exclusive host of the industry’s Robocall Testbed. More information is available at www.home.neustar.
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.