A Bio-inspired Self-defending Security Framework for IP Multimedia Subsystem

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST), Islamabad.

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Muddassar Farooq, Mr. Farhan Zaidi


The IP Multimedia System (IMS) is a standard Next Generation Networking (NGN) architecture for media-services capable Internet. IMS can be defined as a global, access independent, standards-based IP connectivity and service control architecture that enables various types of multimedia services to end-users using common internet-based protocols. The project aimed an intelligent Bio-inspired self-defending security framework for IMS and Next Generation All-IP Networks. This framework address the different vulnerabilities like SIP protocol vulnerabilities, IMS framework-related vulnerabilities, VoIP/ Video/ PoC/ Messaging/ Presence/ Conferencing application vulnerabilities; and voice spam, media plane related vulnerabilities. The key benefits of this project are: • The solution proposed a self-healing self-defining real time security open-source solution for IMS that can not only detect unique vulnerabilities identified in IMS but also counter them in real time for IMS architecture and Next Generation All-IP Networks. • This project may attract network operator’s subscriptions that are using IMS architecture for application convergence. These subscriptions might be used for getting feedback for potential scaling and improvement.

Start Date 01-Feb-2008

Duration 36 months

Budget PKR 11.56 million

Status  Closed Project

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Publications   N/A

Thematic Area  Security

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