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Heavy Reading's 2020 5G Core Security Report | A10 Networks


Mobile Networks are Moving Rapidly to 5G Core.
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Multi-Generational Reality

As mobile operators are working towards simpler operations and lower costs with 5G Core (Standalone) they are continuing to support 2 or more legacy technologies at the same time. This increases operations costs and security risks.

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The Numbers Speak Volumes

Implementation Rate 5GC (SA) By 2023
Service providers will still require CGNAT
Service providers will support MEC by 2025

DDoS Investment Priorities

Highest Network-Level Threat Investment Priorities
  • Small DDoS attacks on MEC nodes
  • DDoS attacks from IoT devices
  • Volumetric DDoS attacking core
  • DDoS attacks from IoT outside network
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Heavy Reading’s 2020
5G Core Security Survey Report

Independent market research and competitive analysis of next-generation business and technology solutions for service providers and vendors.


Jim Hodges
Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading

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