Introducing VoipSwitch STIR/SHAKEN complience
VoipSwitch continues to take aggressive steps to prevent malicious forms of traffic – robocalls. The world over hates robocalls that is why we are taking action to combat them. The FCC has a multi-faceted approach to combat robocalls, as making sure the caller is who they claim they are – now we can say that we fulfill this requirement.
What is STIR/SHAKEN?
STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted Information Using Tokens) are new technology standards created by FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to ensure that calling numbers are not spoofed, reducing fraudulent activity.
What’s the difference between STIR and SHAKEN?
- STIR is a working group within the IETF, an internet standards body, which has developed a set of protocols used to create a digital signature for a call. The signed call includes information about the calling party and allows for verification of the signature by the terminating provider.
- SHAKEN are the standards for how STIR is to be deployed by service providers within their networks.
Why is STIR/SHAKEN so important?
- Between 3 and 5 billion robocalls are made each month, and research suggests that more than 40% of those calls are thought to be fraud-related.
- STIR/SHAKEN is an industry-wide initiative to restore trust in our voice communications. Its goal is to prevent fraudsters from scamming consumers and businesses through robocalls and illegal phone number spoofing, while making sure that legitimate calls reach the recipient.