SERVICE PROVIDER NETWORK TRANSFORMATION
With the increase in traffic for 4G networks and the emergence of 5G, mobile service providers need to reduce overall TCO while increasing performance, availability, visibility, and 5G security with a consolidated CGNAT, Gi firewall, ADC, visibility and analytics solution. Service providers must modernize their networks to prepare for 5G.
Rapid proliferation of mobile devices and unprecedented mobile data growth, coupled with demand for new digital content and applications, are driving operators to massively invest in LTE - an all-IP-based network.
While this solves many challenges operators face in mobile broadband, it also opens great opportunities to introduce new types of applications and services (e.g., video calling, high-definition content streaming, low-latency gaming, VoLTE, etc.) that weren’t possible before. Continuously evolving into 5G to enhance mobile broadband services, next-generation networks and standards are designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling a wide range of use cases for the scalable, hyper-connected IoT world.
The 4G/5G Security Challenge - The advent of all-IP-based mobile communication systems, such as LTE, opens more avenues for malicious intrusions. 4G/5G security threats such as DDoS floods, application-layer attacks and DNS exploits can arise from mobile and IoT devices infected with botnets, as well as from anywhere within the Internet or external packet data network (PDN) gateways, threatening service availability.
Increasing DDoS attacks on the mobile core is requiring service providers to deploy a comprehensive security solution capable of detecting and mitigating large-scale DDoS attacks, including evolving multi-vector attacks, and stateful firewalls to inspect subscriber sessions.
Blog: The Evolving Landscape of Service Provider Security
Webinar: Evolution of Security in 5G Networks (Recorded)
Press Release: A10 Networks Wins Two Cyber Defense Magazine Infosec Awards for 5G Security and DDoS Protection
SECURITY VULNERABILITIES IN MOBILE NETWORKS
Mobile and fixed operators face increasing difficulty maintaining service availability for their subscribers while attempting to defend against malicious DDoS attacks, particularly with exponential growth in the number of potential intrusion points. Year over year, these attacks increase in sophistication, complexity, bandwidth consumption, and duration, outpacing the operator’s ability to react and maintain network stability.
Evolving Security Landscape:
Internet of Things and 5G Security:
Assuring Sustainable Subscriber Growth:
5G SECURITY: THE A10 NETWORKS APPROACH
Our 5G Security solution includes Thunder CFW with integrated Gi/SGi firewall capabilities, providing highly scalable, flexible and high-performance 5G security at strategic locations in the mobile network. Thunder CFW is built on the market-proven Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS®) platform that delivers unprecedented performance and scalability with the industry’s best data center footprint. The A10 Networks 5G Security solution is a single platform approach to protect mobile core infrastructure and subscribers from multi-vector attacks and ensure applications are highly available, accelerated and secure.
Integrated DDoS Protection
A10 Networks security solutions are augmented with Integrated, high performance DDoS security to provide comprehensive protection from attacks on the mobile core, including protection for CGNAT IP pools.
High-performance stateful firewall
Thunder CFW offers unprecedented performance and delivers up to 220 Gbps of throughput and supports up to 256 million concurrent sessions in a one rack-unit (RU) appliance.
BLOG: Impressions from MWC Barcelona: 5G is FINALLY here and Security is a Top Concern
Industry’s first convergent security solution for service providers and cloud providers that includes integrated application delivery and security solutions in a single, standalone product.