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Chicago, IL, United States, 2007/09/24 - Security technology for internet telephones developed at Illinois Institute of Technology's VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol or “internet telephone”) Lab in Wheaton, IL will be used in a new generation of security products.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) announced that security technology for internet telephones developed at IIT’s VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol or “internet telephone”) Lab in Wheaton, IL will be used in a new generation of security products. The security technology enables businesses to protect against employees or outsiders secretly stealing important and valuable information.
The internet telephone security technology has been licensed to Salare™ Security LLC based in Chicago, IL. Salare plans to release the technology within its vPurity™ and Kantor™ products in the near future. Robert Anderson, director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at IIT, explained “We selected Salare Security because they can successfully incorporate IIT’s technology into a viable product in the near term. We look forward to seeing IIT technology at work protecting businesses from internet telephone security risks in the near future.”
IIT first demonstrated this new threat for internet telephones in October 2005, along with its solution to this critical security issue. However, this threat has gained renewed international interest after a similar demonstration by Sipera at the Black Hat Conference on August 1, 2007. Professor Carol Davids, Director of the IIT VoIP Lab, remarked about the Black Hat demonstration, “It is encouraging to see the internet telephone industry recognize the serious nature of new threats posed by the use of internet telephone technology in many companies’ networks. It is gratifying to know that IIT’s VoIP lab identified and developed a solution to protect companies well in advance of the rest of the industry. This is an example of the leading edge work conducted at IIT and the VoIP Lab in particular.”
Since its creation in the spring 2004, the VoIP Lab at IIT’s Center for Professional Development has been a source of instruction and innovation to both the academic community and to industry. Students in IIT’s VoIP and telecommunications courses use the lab to analyze internet telephone applications and architectures and to create studies and solutions. Industry lab partners, including Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Spirent Communications and Reef Point propose projects with both an industry and educational component, and provide equipment, technical and financial support for joint work. Two patents that resulted from work in the lab are currently pending as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Innovations that began in IIT’s lab include a internet telephone system that enables telephone communication between a hearing impaired person and a hearing-enabled person without the need for a third party translator; a security system that prevents the use of a internet telephones for stealing company data; and, a system for providing location information needed for an E911 call. Recent studies include performance testing of a security solution; performance testing of internet telephone services over a wireless mesh network; testing converged fixed and mobile networks; testing of end-to-end, pure internet telephone calls.
Founded in 1890, IIT (iit.edu) is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 6,700 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT’s interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment.