[VOIPSEC] VOIP Analyzers (Hammer versus Abacus)
mht3 at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 28 16:07:08 GMT 2005
Thank you for your candid opinion. Here is why the question is relevant for VOIP security. Detection of VOIP attacks under the deluge of normal call simulation that can be adjusted to allow for different networks. A small network, medium sized, large and then everyone's favorite, a complex Call Center that receives over 2 million calls a day. Attempting this type of feat with freely available or open-source simulators may not provide consistent results, or in fact provide false results. VOIP security especially detection of VOIP attacks, hijacking, eavesdropping, sip spoofing, etc need ot be tested in an environment that can generate lots of VOIP calls at varying rates or consistent rates depending on the test profile you might set up.
Most of the magazine trade rags have either utilized Abacus or Hammer in their VOIP product reviews. My question was was there a preference that vendors or other testing organizations have had success with.
Injecting VOIP attacks into the call simulator stream is a pratical test to conduct with the correct equipment albeit open source testing tools are nice, but having a vendor to lean on especially when their money involved is always a nice option to have plus provides some validation back to the particular VOIP vendor.
From: Vamsi Pottangi <vamsipottangi at gmail.com>
Sent: Feb 28, 2005 10:14 AM
To: Mark Teicher <mht3 at earthlink.net>
Cc: voipsec at voipsa.org
Subject: Re: [VOIPSEC] VOIP Analyzers (Hammer versus Abacus)
Though this is not a relevant topic under this mailing list, I would like to say
that Hammer and Abacus are state of art equipments. There is nothing compared
to them. If SS7 is involved, then I would prefer INET to Hammer/Abacus.
Beaware of the heavy price tags which comes along with these equipments,
especially Hammer. I would say that you need to do some homework on
what are your actual requirements which can be compared latter with the feature
sets. Then question yourself whether spending so much works out for your
orginizations. If the answer is NO, then I would say its time for you to look
into OpenSource and plugin the holes for your VoIP testing.
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 07:52:30 -0500 (GMT-05:00), Mark Teicher
<mht3 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Has anyone exercised their VOIP solutions against Hammer or Abacus Call Analyzers ?? Which one do people prefer or are their others that are more feature rich ??
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