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Mu Security to advance IMS robustness by participating in IMS Forum Plugfast III interoperability event

Dark Reading Staff

October 11, 2007

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Mu Security, a pioneer in the security analyzer market, today announced that it will participate in the IMS Forum’s IMS Plugfest™ III interoperability test event to be held October 15-19 at the IMS Interoperability Lab at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Mu Security will analyze SIP and IMS messages for protocol implementation flaws within all available products present at the event.

The IMS Forum Plugfests bring together a critical mass of IMS vendors to prove out end-to-end IMS solutions in a vendor-neutral lab environment. Vendors that participate in these Plugfests get to discover and validate implementation scenarios before their products are deployed in the field.

Mu Security’s Mu-4000 platform incorporates a mature SIP negative testing or “stateful fuzzing” implementation with IMS extensions, and is able to statefully examine the complex interactions that are required to set up, maintain, and tear down a call. All devices and roles within an IMS network have to process certain types of SIP messages, and must be prepared to “expect the unexpected” due to the rapid evolution of these standards, and the wide variety of quality of implementations with which they must communicate. The Mu-4000 excels at generating unexpected traffic that is designed to statefully destabilize real implementations of these complex protocols, and integrates these test cases into a “lights-out” automation framework.

“The testing that Mu Security performs is specifically designed to expose IMS implementation weaknesses in ways that positive interoperability testing alone cannot, thereby strengthening IMS revenue generating services for carriers worldwide,” said Kishore Seshadri, vice president of product management at Mu Security. “The end result is vendors can confidently represent to service providers that the Plugfest-tested products are very robust.”

Mu Security Inc.

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