Cisco, the worldwide technology leader just introduced its Security Architecture for mobile service providers at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The telecom operators are preparing for 5G. It has become a mandate for them to update security to protect data and content running on these devices. Cisco has made it necessary for the mobile operators to deploy security solutions across the total mobile networks. They are predicting that the growth of mobile network devices will be 26.3 billion in 2020 globally. It was 16.3 billion in 2015.
According to Cisco, its Security Architecture protects telecom operators by offering multi-layered protection. Across the network, the cloud, as well as the endpoint (device).
Cisco unveils its Security Gateway (SecGW) solutions. It will protect service providers’ mobile backhaul from attacks against the core network. The solutions are supported by Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv), ASR 900 Series routers. As well as the Firepower 9300 and Firepower 4100 Series firewall appliances.
Endpoint (Device) Security
Its security on the device lets service providers and enterprises offer robust mobile device platform for the enterprise. Doing so by expanding visibility and device level protection. Business customers will receive the endpoint visibility and data intelligence from Cisco and Samsung via Samsung Knox, Cisco® AnyConnect, and Cisco Stealthwatch solutions.
Cisco now enables service providers to deliver new revenue streams by providing new managed security services. It comes from the Cisco-managed cloud or their own managed cloud environment to their customers. With the help of the new cloud-delivered security platform called ‘Cisco Umbrella for Service Providers,’ service providers can address the critical needs of their customers while generating a new revenue opportunity for their business. The new integration of Cisco Umbrella security service, with the Cisco Evolved Packet Core (EPC), is available to run on the Cisco Ultra Services Platform or Cisco ASR 5500 Series routers.
Mobile service providers and device manufacturers such as Deutsche Telekom, Samsung, and Vodafone Hutchinson Australia are implementing a broad mix of these security solutions from Cisco.