SS7 Network Security: An Industry Concern

Archived Published: 21 August 2001 ID: G0099952


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As the NGN takes form, security issues associated with IP networks will affect the SS7 network. This Perspective makes the case that the industry must address security issues surrounding SS7 networks as they meet the Internet; otherwise, security concerns will significantly slow the deployment of NGNs.

Table of Contents

    • A History of Reliability
    • SS7 Network Security Impact
      • Intrusion Points
      • Attack Types
    • SS7 Security Solution Options
    • Network Security Concerns
    • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
      • Gartner Dataquest Recommendations
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