Method and network for ensuring secure forwarding of messages

CAFC
  • US 7,620,810 B2
  • Filed: 09/27/2002
  • Issued: 11/17/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for ensuring secure forwarding of a message in a telecommunication network, having at least one mobile terminal and another terminal and a security gateway therebetween, the method comprising:

  • a) establishing a secure connection between a first address of the mobile terminal and an address of the security gateway, the secure connection defined by at least the addresses of the mobile terminal and the security gateway,b) the mobile terminal changing from the first address to a second address,c) while at the second address, the mobile terminal sending a request message to the address of the security gateway to request the security gateway to change the secure connection to be defined between the second address and the address of the security gateway,in response to the request message from the mobile terminal, the security gateway changing an address definition of the secure connection from the first address to the second address, the mobile terminal sending a secure message in the secure connection from the second address of the mobile terminal to the other terminal via the security gateway,the secure connection being established by forming a Security Association (SA) using IPSec protocols, and the request message and/or a reply message being encrypted and/or authenticated by using the same SA already established.

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