The industry-led solutions STIR and SHAKEN have been officially endorsed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fight spoofed robocalls.
While STIR/SHAKEN promises to close the door on caller ID spoofing, providers must take care to implement it correctly to ensure high standards for security, speed, and reliability. This is especially important in making provisions for managing the certificates and the private and public keys used to sign and verify calls.
STIR/SHAKEN uses digital certificates based on common public key cryptography techniques to ensure the calling number of a telephone call is secure. In simple terms, each telephone service provider obtains its digital certificate from a certificate authority that is trusted by other telephone service providers.
ClearlyIP can now sign calls for Originating Service Providers whom have obtained their certificates. If you have been verified as an Originating Service Provider and obtained your STIR/SHAKEN certificate, Partners can provide us with their certificate. We will then sign all of their calls from their Customers (that belong to the Partner) with their own Certificate. This can be for our existing ClearlyIP Partners reselling ClearlyIP SIP Trunking services billing customers directly and for new Partners that are looking to align themselves with a service provider that can sign their customer calls. New Partners can migrate their customers over to ClearlyIP’s SIP Trunking services and enjoy the benefits of competitive pricing and a powerful platform, with the peace of mind of STIR/SHAKEN compliance for customer calls.
Partners and new customers should contact Sales to learn more and get the process going.
For more information on STIR/SHAKEN, check out our two previous blog posts.