Posted Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 by Babak Saadatmandi
Rocco has concluded the Tier One Providers in Signalling Firewall Vendor Performance for 2018.
Rocco recognised the vulnerabilities within the Signalling System #7 (SS7) networks and protocols and within the Diameter protocol and the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) are a dominant topic in the discussions about mobile network security.
Though the minimal SS7 security features did not represent a problem in the 1980s, when SS7 was introduced and designed to be used as a “trusted network”, with the addition of new typologies of MNOs (such as MVNOs and micro-operators) and Roaming Hubs to the SS7 marketplace, the SS7 vulnerabilities represent a threat and are increasingly raising concerns among new but also longstanding MNOs. The SS7 protocol based networks still serve the majority of wireless subscribers.
Signalling Firewall is a something which the report concluded that some MNOs are afraid to admit that they need, nevertheless 50 MNOs took part in the report.
Between September and November 2018 ROCCO asked MNOs globally to give us their perceptions of Signalling Firewall Vendors, how well they knew them and how they would rate them.
Mobile Networks rated Vendors on 30+ KPIs in the area of Performance, Value, and Leadership. The survey was about brand perception, experience of these providers as well as an understanding of whether MNOs would choose them over others.
Today the results were published and Cellusys’ Signalling Firewall is ranked by mobile operators as the leading vendor.
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