IPTV Security Assessment

Strengthen IP-based digital TV (IPTV) services

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IPTV is an emerging technology that enables IP-based digital TV, video-on-demand, and other services. It is made possible by the advent of broadband and voice services using very high bitrate DSL (VDSL). IPTV services are expected to be deployed to millions of households in the next few years. But as IPTV technology grows, threats multiply. Vulnerabilities include spamming, spoofing, content theft, and other hacking attacks. Foundstone's IPTV Security Assessment protects against these threats and ensures that IPTV technology is secured according to industry best practices.

Key Benefits

  • Protect against malicious attacks
    IPTV is subject to spamming, spoofing, content theft, and other hacking attacks, just like many other IP-based technologies.
  • Comply with industry best practices
    Foundstone performs IPTV Security Assessments for many telecommunications companies to ensure that their IPTV technology is secured.
  • Get next step recommendations
    Our deliverables include an IPTV Security Assessment Technical Report, an Executive Summary, and a half-day workshop with a security assessment presentation.


Foundstone assesses IPTV in these five major phases:

  • Architecture and design assessment
    Evaluate the infrastructure and security practices in the architecture and design.
  • External penetration testing
    Evaluate the security of Internet-facing hosts.
  • Host configuration assessments
    Assessments of the configurations of routers, switches, and servers against industry best practices.
  • IPTV services security assessment
    Evaluate the security of the IPTV service from a customer's perspective and determine if it could allow service fraud, denial of service, or other attacks.
  • Policy and procedure gap analysis
    Evaluate the gap of the current policies and procedures against known best practices according to the ISO 27001 / 27002 security standard.