SERVICE PROVIDER NETWORK TRANSFORMATION
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.
SECURITY VULNEREBILITIES 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:
Assuring Sustainable Subscriber Growth:
THE A10 APPROACH TO SOLVING THIS
A10 converged security solutions include Thunder CFW, with integrated Gi/SGi firewall capabilities, providing highly scalable, flexible and high-performance security at strategic locations in the mobile network. A10 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. A single platform approach to protect mobile core infrastructure and subscribers from multi-vector attacks and ensure applications are highly available, accelerated and secure.
Gi/ SGi LAN Convergence
Consolidate CGNAT, stateful firewall and application visibility to simplify the Gi/SGi LAN for greater efficiency. Fewer devices implies less operational overhead and low latency.
Integrated DDoS Protection
A10 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.
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