At the edge of the Diameter network sits the Diameter Edge Agent.
The Diameter Edge Agent's primary function is to provide network security with secure exchange of authentication, authorisation and subscriber policy.
Out of the box the SVI-DEA provides topology hiding, message normalisation, DOS and DDOS protection whilst also delivering load balancing and congestion control functionality.
A security function implemented in the application layer whereby Diameter identity information from all messages leaving a local Realm are concealed.
Out of the box the DEA provides topology hiding, DoS and DDoS protection while delivering load balancing and congestion control.
Full configuration in terms of protocol compliance and custom policy setup, filtering, comparison to whitelist & blacklists, throttling and message manipulation.
All traffic into the network go via the DEA where message screening determines who enters the network and from where.
DoS, DDoS Protection
The DEA protects Diameter servers and the network from overload and signalling storms brought on by DoS and DDoS attacks.
Transport over TLS, IPSec
IPSec and Transport Layer Security allow for intra-realm security providing advanced encrytion between endpoints.
The Edge Agents onboard Diameter firewall protects the network and subscribers from privacy leaks and denial of service attacks.
Provides advanced load balancing and throttling mechanisms to insure the optimum management of the Diameter network.
The DEA acts as a mediation platform ensuring normalisation of messages across the Diameter network.
COTS Commercial Off The Shelf
Supplied on standard Dell servers optionally with dedicated E1/T1/STM-1 support.
Virtual Machine deployed on industry standard servers in a data centre environment using a hypervisor, i.e. VMware.
Delivered as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) in AWS or OpenStack cloud infrastructure.