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 testing facility, exclusively hosted by the Neustar Trust Lab, was put in place to validate industry standards supported by the Industry Robocall Strike Force called into action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Unwanted robocalling and caller fraud impact consumers every day with the annoyance of answering unwanted calls and risk of losing money to the growing number of caller scams. Caller authentication standards developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), together with the SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) framework developed by the joint ATIS/SIP Forum IP-NNI Task Force, provide the ability to authenticate, digitally sign and verify calling party numbers. These capabilities allow network operators to verify the calling party information, increasing the effectiveness of applications that stop suspicious calls before they reach subscribers and allowing network operators to deliver accurate calling party notifications to help consumers decide whether to answer a call. The virtualized interoperability testing facility setup by the Neustar Trust Lab gives participants a way to test their implementations against industry standards and the SHAKEN framework.

“Digital signing and verification of calling numbers will be important features for our customers. They plan on early adoption of the SHAKEN technology as a way to differentiate themselves from less innovative and slower moving competitors,” said TransNexus founder Jim Dalton. “Interop testing with the ATIS Robocalling Testbed, hosted by the Neustar Trust Lab, is a great service to promote the security features and practices needed to restore trust in the public telephone network.”

“We are pleased to have Robocalling Testbed participants, such as TransNexus, on board to validate implementations of ATIS’ SHAKEN specification,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “The Testbed is playing an important role in industry efforts to put a stop to unwanted calls and prevent caller ID fraud for consumers.”

“Working with TransNexus and other ATIS Robocall Testbed participants highlights the growing importance of setting caller authentication standards and industry best practices to combat unwanted robocalling and caller fraud,” said Hank Skorny, Senior Vice President, Neustar and member of the ATIS Board of Directors. “Adhering to an industry accepted framework and reaping the benefits of valuable knowledge exchange between participants will undoubtedly ensure the mitigation of caller ID scams and robocalls.”

To learn more about the ATIS Robocalling Testbed and how to participate, visit http://www.atis.org/robocallingtestbed.

About ATIS

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.

About Neustar

Every day, the world generates roughly 2.5 quadrillion bits of data. Neustar, Inc. isolates certain elements and analyzes, simplifies and edits them to make precise and valuable decisions that drive results. As one of the few companies capable of knowing with certainty who is on the other end of every interaction, we’re trusted by the world’s great brands to make critical decisions some 20 billion times a day. We help marketers send timely and relevant messages to the right people. Because we can authoritatively tell a client exactly who is calling or connecting with them, we make critical real-time responses possible. And the same comprehensive information that enables our clients to direct and manage orders also stops attackers. We know when someone isn’t who they claim to be, which helps stop fraud and denial of service before they’re a problem. Because we’re also an experienced manager of some of the world’s most complex databases, we help clients control their online identity, registering and protecting their domain name, and routing traffic to the correct network address. By linking the most essential information with the people who depend on it, we provide more than 11,000 clients worldwide with decisions—not just data. More information is available at https://www.neustar.biz.

About TransNexus, Inc.

Since its founding in 1997, TransNexus has been focused on creating applications for managing VoIP networks, including VoIP management solutions NexOSS and ClearIP. NexOSS is an on-premise platform with a complete suite of features to manage SIP traffic. NexOSS features include optimized call routing combined with SIP Analytics® real-time fraud control, traffic reporting, profitability analysis, credit controls, and wholesale billing. ClearIP is TransNexus’ cloud-based SIP Analytics® fraud control solution, designed for operators seeking toll fraud and robocall controls, rapid deployment, and the shared cost advantages of a cloud-based solution. More information is available at https://transnexus.com.

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