ThiS TS covers the security mechanisms and procedures necessary to protect the MAP protocol. The complete set of enhancements and extensions to facilitate security protection for the MAP protocol is termed MAPsec
and it covers transport security in the MAP protocol itself and the security management procedures.
The security mechanisms specified for MAP are on the application layer. This means that MAPsec is independent of the network and transport protocols to be used.
ThiS TS contains the stage-2 specification for security protection of the MAP protocol. The actual implementation (stage-3) specification can be found in the MAP stage-3 specification, TS 29.002