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SIP clients – security features analysis

Table provides the overview of security features of nine analysed open-source SIP clients (some sources call them the RTC communicator).

Source: P. Segeč, M. Moravčík, J. Hrabovský, J. Papán and J. Uramová, “Securing SIP infrastructures with PKI — The analysis,” 2017 15th International Conference on Emerging eLearning Technologies and Applications (ICETA), Stary Smokovec, 2017, pp. 1-8.
doi: 10.1109/ICETA.2017.8102525
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?rp=&arnumber=8102525&isnumber=8102457

SIP clients

Jitsi

Blink Qt

microSIP

Ring (Sfl phone)

QuteCom

Ekiga

Linphone

Empathy

Yate

www

jitsi.org

icanblink.com

microsip.org.ua

ring.cx

qutecom.org

ekiga.org

linphone.org

wiki.gnome.org/

Apps/Empathy

yate.ro

Licence

Apache

GPLv3

GPL

GPLv3

GPL

GPL

GPLv2

GPL

GPL

Version

2,8

1.4.2

3.14

Beta 1.0.0

2.2.1

4.0.1

3.10.0

3.12.12

5.5.01

Latest release date

19.3.2015

11.9.2015

12.8.2016

14.3.2016

22.6.2011

21.3.2013

11.8.2016

13.5.2016

2.3.2015

Operating system

Win, Linux, Mac X,Android

Win, Linux, Mac

Win

Linux,Win, Apple, Android

Linux, Mac OS, Win,

Linux, Win, Solaris

Linux, Win, Mac, Android, WebOS

Linux, BSD

Linux, OS X, Win, Mac, BSD

Audio/video

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Advanced services

SIMPLE, XCAP,

IM,XCAP

SIMPLE

IM

IM

SIMPLE

IM

IM

IM

DNS SRV/NAPTR

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DNSSec

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

IM encryption

Yes OTR

Pro a Linux verzia -OTR

No

No

IPSec

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

TLS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

DTLS

Yes

No

Media encryption

SDES SRTP, ZRTP

ZRTP

SRTP

SDES SRTP, ZRTP

SRTP

No

SRTP, ZRTP

No

SRTP

Key manag.

MIKEY

Everbbe

Identity

X.509

NAT

ICE

ICE

ICE

ICE, UPnP

STUN

ICE

STUN, TURN

Other protocols

SIP, XMPP, AIM/ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!

SIP

SIP

SIP, IAX

SIP, MSN, YIM, AIM, ICQ, XMPP

SIP, H.323

SIP

GoogleTalk, XMPP, MSN, IRC, AIMICQ

GoogleTalk, XMPP, H323, IAX

Transport protocols

TCP, TLS, UDP

TCP, TLS, UDP

TCP, TLS, UDP

UDP, TLS/SSL

UDP

UDP

UDP, TCP, TLS

UDP, TCP

UDP/TCP

IPv4/IPv6

Yes/Yes

Yes/No

Yes/-

Yes/No

Yes/No

Yes/Exper.

Yes/Yes

Yes/-

Yes/Yes

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