The SHAKEN Proxy™ is a TransNexus software product that enables easy integration between a SIP telecommunications network and TransNexus software products that perform STIR/SHAKEN services.
The SHAKEN Proxy performs the following functions:
- Receives SIP messages from network elements within a telecommunications network
- Maintains a secure encrypted connection with the TransNexus software product that performs STIR/SHAKEN services
- Sends information over this secure connection to the TransNexus software products for STIR/SHAKEN services
- Receives information back from the STIR/SHAKEN services
- Performs message manipulation tasks to properly format the information
- Sends the formatted information to network elements.
In summary, the SHAKEN Proxy performs essential message manipulation and acts as secure message relay.
The SHAKEN Proxy works with any SIP-based telecom system.
The SHAKEN Proxy can be configured in several different ways according to the preferences and requirements of the service provider. The following figure shows an illustrative configuration:
In this arrangement, the SHAKEN Proxy receives messages for either SHAKEN Authentication or Verification, sends them to the STIR/SHAKEN service, receives the repliess, performs message manipulation and sends the messages to the appropriate network elements (e.g., switch, SBC).
SHAKEN Proxy installation
- Create Virtual Machines (VMs) inside your private network with 2–3 GB of RAM and 2 cores running CentOS 7.x or Redhat 7.x.
- The VMs must have access to the internet.
- The VMs should not have public IP addresses. We recommend that you set up them up with Network Address Translation (NAT) through a firewall.
- No ports should be opened for external access.
- All connections to ClearIP from your network will be initiated through proxies running in the VMs. They will connect to ClearIP using TLS 1.2, so all traffic will be encrypted.
- The SHAKEN Proxies will accept SIP messages on all interfaces via UDP (5060), TCP (5060), and TLS 1.2 (5061).
- Only trusted devices should be able to send SIP messages to the SHAKEN Proxies. If untrusted devices exist on the same network as the SHAKEN Proxies, you must use a firewall to limit access.
- The SHAKEN Proxy starts when installed and whenever its VM is rebooted. There is no starting/stopping or further configuration required.
- To install the SHAKEN Proxy on each VM, run this command:
curl https://files.transnexus.com/clearip/installProxy.sh | sh -s
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