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Security For 5G Networks

Ensure security and protection for 5G networks, services and subscribers

Securing the 5G connectivity to scale the digital economy

5G technology promises digital transformation by offering an enhanced mobile experience not only impacting subscribers but also the adjacent enterprises and services. This network technology will unleash new services enabling billions of IoT devices and services including high-speed videos, self-driving cars, healthcare applications as well as smart cities. While these enhancements will yield new revenue opportunities for MNOs, the explosion of use cases across industries, through unsecured IoT/sensor devices, will also pose massive security challenges and risks exposing both the MNOs and its end-users. MNOs should now start looking for potential partners that can help them in strategizing 5G security along with safeguarding their network and end-users.

Deliver secure IoT connections with 5G security solutions

The adoption of new technology always brings new concerns at the security level. 5G is no different. By design, it is meant to address the needs of IoT devices. The amount of IoT connected devices, and their different behaviors, require to be monitored for threat identification and for guaranteeing the network security level.
Mobileum offers an IoT security solution to identify and act on signaling patterns and device identification, guaranteeing that not only the MNO network is secure, but also its customers.

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How Mobileum can support you on 5G Network Security

Protect your 5G services
One of the main advantages of 5G is the ability to have services exposed on the edge of the network to interact with 3rd party systems. Mobileum firewall will provide the necessary security in order to protect the network and subscribers from unwanted attempts to access the provided APIs in order to access the network.
Protect your interconnection interfaces
Mobileum provides a state-of-the-art cross-protocol signaling firewall that will provide a secure network for your customers and protect your network from hackers, not only using the SEPP on the edge of the 5G core network, but also ensuring protection on the 4G, 3G, and 2G interfaces.
Guarantee no abuse of service agreements
5G is not only about ensuring a higher throughput rate, but essentially the possibility of having new services relying on cellular data and on MNO. New services, with higher criticality, are now depending on MNO's infrastructure, making policing of the network usage even more critical to accomplish.

Our solutions enable secure interconnect between 5G networks

Many of the threats and challenges to 5G security are similar to those handled in 4G security. However, complex network slicing and service-based architecture (SBA), along with NFV and cloud-computing, widen the threat landscape making 5G security a complicated task. It is vital that MNOs start evaluating 5G security along with the network deployment to realize economic value across the unique 5G use-cases.
Mobileum, with its decades of experience in providing connectivity security, is the best partner to support MNOs in handling 5G security challenges.

Building a secure path to 5G with backward compatibility

Mobileum is able to provide not only the signaling security for 5G standalone (SA) networks with its Security Edge Protection Proxy (SEPP) implementation but also a security solution for non-standalone (NSA) networks.

By securing all the existing telecom signaling networks using its proven and well-tested cross-protocol signaling firewall, Mobileum is well-positioned to provide comprehensive network security across 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G MNOs networks - all through cross-protocol advanced analytics powered signaling firewall solutions.

5G network slicing will have higher security requirements

Three vectors can define the underlying values of 5G. A reduced communications latency, a higher data rate, and a higher system capacity. These three capabilities are:
  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB)
  • Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC)
  • Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC)
Each of these capabilities is associated with a different device type. The eMBB is related to handsets, the uRLLC can be associated with mobile gaming or self-driving cars, and the mMTC can be sensors, all types of connected sensors. All these devices will be associated with a 5G new capability, which is called network slicing.

Mobileum security solutions are able to provide the necessary secure connections on different 5G slices.

How MNOs can manage the emerging 5G security challenges

Cross-Protocol signaling firewall for SA and NSA deployments
Our approach combines information from several protocols, improving protection across the network. This will increase the capability of threat detection evolving on the usage of different interfaces, allowing a single firewall system to be able to address SA and NSA scenarios in the 5G environment.
5G messaging needs to be trusted and secure
Get unrivaled security for your client's messages, to keep it as a trusted means of communication. Mobileum's firewall makes the most of our Machine learning technology to detect fraud and threats on messaging systems usage with customer's actual recognized outstanding results. 
Secure the 5G interconnect
Interconnect is now going to make use of an encryption function to guarantee security by design on 5G. However, some additional security is needed in order to determine the origin of the messages. Mobileum firewall provides the necessary security for all the MNOs and IPX on the 5G environment.
With IoT/M2M device usage increasing significantly around the globe, MNOs are poised to witness a surge in traffic. This increases the need to identify compromised IoT/M2M devices and detect potential security threats that can be exploited.
Detects threats before they happen
Test potential threat scenarios by utilizing Mobileum’s combined offering of penetration testing services along with signaling firewall. Leverage Mobileum’s pen-testing capabilities and quickly detect cases where attackers can penetrate your network, and act on stopping them with our signaling firewall.
Co-engineered with Fraud
Address both fraud and security leveraging highly advanced fraud detection models along with proven in-depth security firewalls. Contextually analyze fraud challenges and take preventive measures using Mobileum's Active Intelligence™ platform.

MNOs still need to ensure secured interoperability services

It is fair to assume that massive deployments of standalone 5G networks will take some years to happen. The interoperability between 4G and 5G will be the most common scenario for many years. Even in scenarios where MNOs have a standalone (SA) deployed 5G network, it will interact with roaming partners having Non-standalone (NSA) networks. The majority of the first 5G deployments will make use of 4G core networks, resulting in the continuation of existing 4G threats. At all stages, Mobileum’s signaling firewall is a vital asset to any MNOs, ensuring comprehensive signaling protection over 4G and 5G.

5G security is essential for guaranteed QoS and QoE

With 5G, the concept is now, service-based networks, meaning for all services relying on 5G, the MNOs need to be able to control the usage on their network to ensure no agreements are being abused. Networks need to be able to assure a scalable environment for the services meeting both the QoE and QoS requirements. For this, the security of the network is an essential paradigm to ensure network policy is in place so that there is no service degradation.

Service-based architecture of 5G will attract more fraudsters and hackers

While 3G and 4G networks were based on specific telecom associated protocols, 5G standards change the paradigm and are now relying on web-based APIs. The idea is to have a more flexible service deployment across all network nodes, that will speak the same “language” to each other. The downside of this approach is network security. Web-based API security is the first level of concern and the usage of the widely familiar http/2 protocol will increase the propensity of fraudsters and hackers to attack the network.

Hardware-agnostic security solutions, supporting Kubernetes and NFV

Mobileum solutions run on any off-the-shelf hardware or in a virtualized environment. It is a 100% software-based solution, supporting virtualization and cloud deployment as well as containerized application deployment (Kubernetes). Our products do not rely on specific hardware or proprietary operating systems. The ability to deploy Mobileum’s security products on common hardware or cloud environments, support operators in migrating away from proprietary based appliance systems to a standard-based, hardware agnostic, software only, and infrastructure.