3GPP System Architecture Evolution (SAE)

4 Nov
3rd Generation Partnership Project;

Technical Specification Group Services and System Aspects;

3GPP System Architecture Evolution (SAE);

Security architecture

(Release 12)


This Technical Specification has been produced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

The contents of the present document are subject to continuing work within the TSG and may change following formal TSG approval. Should the TSG modify the contents of the present document, it will be re-released by the TSG with an identifying change of release date and an increase in version number as follows:

Version x.y.z


x    the first digit:

1    presented to TSG for information;

2    presented to TSG for approval;

3    or greater indicates TSG approved document under change control.

y    the second digit is incremented for all changes of substance, i.e. technical enhancements, corrections, updates, etc.

z    the third digit is incremented when editorial only changes have been incorporated in the document.


1         Scope

The present document specifies the security architecture, i.e., the security features and the security mechanisms for the Evolved Packet System and the Evolved Packet Core, and the security procedures performed within the evolved Packet System (EPS) including the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and the Evolved UTRAN (E-UTRAN).


Source: – Check out TS 33.401: http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/archive/33_series/33.401/33401-c90.zip


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