TransNexus Proves the Effectiveness of Caller Authentication Standards with the ATIS Robocalling Testbed

ATLANTA — Nov. 17, 2017 —  TransNexus, Inc. announced today it has completed testing with the ATIS Robocalling Testbed that proves the effectiveness of caller authentication standards. Interoperability testing of implementations to the new standards that authenticate and verify calling party information is a key mitigation step in the industry mission to stop unwanted calls and caller scams. The virtualized…

Read more

Joining Forces to Make the FCC’s Robocalling Initiative a Reality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has acted to resolve one of the biggest scourges of modern times: malicious robocalling and caller ID spoofing. A formal recommendation on unwanted call blocking made in September 2017 builds on the output of the industry-wide Robocall Strike Force, consisting of telecom services providers, technology experts and consumer groups, to continue work on eliminating this…

Read more

ATIS Industry Testbed Advances Mitigation of Unwanted Robocalling and Caller ID Scams

Participant testing proving effectiveness of caller authentication standards WASHINGTON and STERLING, Va. — Sept. 19, 2017 — ATIS and Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced, in a major effort to tackle the problem of unwanted calls and caller scams, that testing of caller authentication standards is well underway, with nineteen participants to date having signed on…

Read more

ATIS’ Key Role in Robocalling Mitigation Recognized in Robocall Strike Force Report

WASHINGTON — April 28, 2017 —  The significant efforts underway by the telecom industry to address the challenges associated with unwanted robocalls that bombard U.S. consumers each year are highlighted in the April 28 Robocall Strike Force Report. ATIS applauds the efforts of the industry, including many ATIS members, to develop solutions to mitigate this serious problem. Consumers lose millions…

Read more

ATIS Launches Industry Testbed to Advance Mitigation of Unwanted Robocalling and Caller ID Fraud

Neustar to serve as exclusive testing organization WASHINGTON — Feb. 2, 2017 —  ATIS announced today that it has launched a virtualized testbed to advance industry efforts to mitigate unwanted robocalls and caller ID spoofing. The testbed will facilitate implementation of ATIS’ new specification to authenticate and verify calling party information.  ATIS has appointed Neustar as the exclusive provider of…

Read more

New Specification by ATIS and SIP Forum Advances Network Capabilities to Mitigate Unwanted Robocalling and Caller ID Fraud

WASHINGTON and NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Feb. 2, 2017 —  ATIS and the SIP Forum are pleased to announce publication of the SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) specification, a major advancement in industry efforts to mitigate unwanted robocalls and caller ID spoofing. Developed to efficiently implement the IETF’s STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) standard, SHAKEN defines a…

Read more

ATIS Launches New Efforts to Advance Success of FCC Robocall Strike Force

WASHINGTON — Nov. 3, 2016 — ATIS solutions are central to completing the recommendations of the FCC’s Robocall Strike Force as it advances its mission to mitigate Caller ID spoofing and robocalling, as noted in the Strike Force’s recent report. The Robocall Strike Force is an industry initiative convened to accelerate development and adoption of technologies and solutions to block unwanted…

Read more

Media Advisory: Mitigation Techniques for Unwanted Robocalls: Updates on ATIS and Other Key Industry Initiatives – An ATIS Webinar

WASHINGTON — Sept. 27, 2016 — What: ATIS is playing an important role in the coordinated industry work on techniques to prevent and reduce the impact of Caller ID spoofing and related robocalling. Our work starts with the context that a layered approach, similar to that used in cybersecurity efforts, provides the flexibility to respond to these evolving threats, and notes…

Read more

ATIS Publishes Calling Party Spoofing Mechanisms and Mitigation Techniques Whitepaper

WASHINGTON — April 21, 2016 — ATIS today announced publication of the Calling Party Spoofing Mechanisms and Mitigation Techniques white paper.  The document informs policymakers and others about the challenges posed by Caller ID spoofing and related robocalling and provides a comprehensive overview of the industry work being conducted to address this challenge.  This analysis concludes that a layered approach, similar to that…

Read more