Secure method for communicating and providing services on digital networks and implementing architecture

  • US 7,225,334 B2
  • Filed: 03/20/2001
  • Issued: 05/29/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An IP telephone for connection to a LAN or WAN and supporting Voice over IP comprising:

  • a housing;

    one or more ports providing access to a network and configured to facilitate communication with other devices on the network;

    a security unit contained within the housing of the IP telephone;

    a processor contained within the housing for operating the IP telephone and in communication with the security unit;

    a data carrier insertable in a card reader, the card reader being in communication with the security unit for storing user personal data, wherein the data carrier is adapted to provide at least one of;

    at least one encryption key,use of an encryption key,use of an encryption engine.

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