Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Josephine Larsson; Ida Waller MSC-2004-11, pp. 27. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2004.

The work

Författare / Author: Josephine Larsson, Ida Waller
ia00jla@student.bth.se, ia00iwa@student.bth.se
Titel / Title: IP telephony - Future investment or risk assessment
Översatt titel / Translated title: IP telefoni - Framtidsinvestering eller risktagande
Abstrakt Abstract:

The market for IP telephony has increased over the years, more organizations integrate this technology with their existing networks. The advantages with IP telephony are the possibility to integrate different networks and transfer voice, data and video. However, the technology does not differ from other new technologies when it comes to handling security problems. The risks may increase when voice and data are transferred in the same network. Therefore it is important to elucidate the security aspects for IP networks.

This thesis evaluates the technology by performing a comparison between traditional telephony and IP telephony in order to analyze the maintenance and security aspects of these two technologies. The comparison is based on the security services, authentication, integrity, confidentiality, non-repudiation and availability since these are the fundamental security aspects of IP telephony according to the authors.

The result of the comparison indicates that IP telephony fulfils the most important security services, i.e. authentication, integrity and confidentiality. The PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) is seen as a secure network, because it is closed, e.g. only the operator has access.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications

Nyckelord / Keywords: IP telephony, Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), security

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Datavetenskap, 40 poäng/Master programme Computer Science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Bengt Carlsson
bca@bth.se
Examinator / Examiner: Bengt Carlsson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: ip-telephony_msc-2004-11.pdf (1512 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)