University of Dubuque
The stream control transmission protocol is a new transport protocol initially developed to transport signaling messages over IP networks. The new features of SCTP make it also a suitable candidate for applications which nowadays use the standard transport protocols TCP and UDP. Many of these applications have strict requirements with respect to end-to-end security. Providing end-to-end security by using IPSec or the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol in combination with SCTP is subject to functional and performance related limitations.