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PKI Uncovered: Certificate-Based Security Solutions for Next-Generation Networks by Francois Dessart, Srinivas Tenneti, Andre Karamanian

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Chapter 9. PKI in Unified Communications

This chapter is dedicated to integrating PKI concepts into your Unified Communication infrastructure.

That is one important step in securing UC through the following:

• Authentication and encryption of calls

• Integration in your Network Admission Control (802.1x) solution

The Cisco Unified Communications infrastructure (mainly IP Phones and voice gateways) can benefit from integration into your PKI.

This chapter starts by setting the foundations of PKI implementation in Cisco UC solutions. Then you see how devices can be provisioned with certificates to build trusted chains. Finally, you review typical applications in which the availability of certificates can bring some interesting benefits: voice calls ...

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