Security & Resilience

Open5GMTC includes device communication security by encryption and certificate validation.
  • Built-in support for DTLS,
  • Validation of the Certificate using Online Certificate Status Protocol (RFC 2560),
  • Next step: improve the validation mechanism to avoid checking for every message received on the server side.

It provides the fundamental functionality against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). More advanced mechanisms such as device isolation, server isolation, policy based server selection are currently being analysed.

In respect of resilience, Open5GMTC communicates independently with devices, enabling dynamic application steering. Fraunhofer is currently analyzing standby mechanisms and the isolation of malfunctioning devices.
Open5GMTC supports automatic conformance and capacity testing functionalities, providing a means to automatically test devices.