Chooses sipX for Development of Secure SIP Products
Corporation of Amarillo,
Texas has chosen sipX code to begin development work on its
line of secure communications products. These products will
SIP Softphone using both symmetric and asymmetric encryption
with symmetric keys up to 8192 bits (AES). Symmetric
encryption defeats man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. A new
symmetric key is used for each call, and keys are securely
destroyed after use. The softphone is designed to work with
the Tiger Jet USB/RJ11 adapter, which will allow use of an
ordinary telephone as a handset. Multiple lines will be
possible, and if desired they each can be registered with a
different SIP server. Our softphone is based on sipXtapi.
Proprietary Keyset Transfer Utility that allows symmetric
keysets to be transferred securely over the Internet.
PBX Server—lets users easily upload their own SIP proxy
server to a website and register their SIP softphones with
the server. This solves the problem of getting through
firewalls. Covert Mode—users have the option of encrypting
SIP packets a second time under HTTPS in connection with
their proxy server. Our PBX is based on sipXpbx.
service by subscription. Users may subscribe to PrivaFone
SIP proxy service and use our SIP proxy server in lieu of
buying and maintaining their own.
contracts by subscription. PrivaFone strongly feels that in
order to have adequate technical support, customers should
be offered a support contract.
source code for our products—although proprietary—will be
published. We feel this is important to establish trust.
release tentatively is scheduled for June, 2006.
acknowledges the inherent right of people to communicate
privately and securely. Our software will give people the
ability to exercise this right.
from the press are cordially invited.
Steve Ashburn, Ph.D.