Effects of Security Mechanisms on the Development and Application of Testing Techniques Exemplified with Voice over IP

Conference: Mobilkommunikation - Technologien und Anwendungen - 15. ITG-Fachtagung
05/19/2010 - 05/20/2010 at Osnabrück, Deutschland

Proceedings: Mobilkommunikation

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Renz, Annika; Hartmann, Daniel; Wermser, Diederich (Research Group IP-based Communication Systems, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany)

Even for network elements, which communicate via protocols extended by security functions, compatibility must be ensured across manufacturers. The main question is, whether and how testing techniques must be modified, extended or even newly developed to perform the required tests to ensure interoperability for secured communication protocols. To be able to answer this question, the test object of the different testing techniques must be observed. The changes caused by the additional security mechanisms must be investigated. This paper utilizes the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Realtime Transport Protocol (RTP) used with Voice over IP (VoIP) to explain the effects of security mechanisms on testing techniques. This paper is based on the work with research focus „Modellbasierte Validierung zur Absicherung von automotiven Kommunikationsnetzwerken“, which is supported by the Department for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony in the context of the AGIP programme.