February 22, 2022

umlaut and Cellusys – World-Class Telecoms Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence

Collaborative intelligence and antagonistic ethical hacking bring a leading global telecom penetration testing and consultancy firm and an award-winning signalling security vendor together… apart.

Cellusys, known for their award-winning signalling security solutions, has partnered with umlaut, now part of Accenture, a leader in designing and testing telecom infrastructure, to offer communication service providers attack detection, protection, and a robust, up-to-date threat intelligence database.

Cellusys has always maintained that after implementing a security solution which incorporates current standards and known attack scenarios, the third pillar of a strong security strategy requires independent and continual offensive testing.

“Operating independently of one another for security and penetration testing is central to our ability to offer complete, best in class security,” said John O’Hara, Cellusys Chief Operating Officer “Yet having the opportunity to collaborate in building a global threat database to bring a higher standard of security to the industry is an objective we all strive for.”  

Threat Intelligence for Zero Day Attacks

Up-to-the-minute threat intelligence is highly sought after in the telecom security space. umlaut regularly updates their threat intelligence databasebased on attack scenarios in other networks along with research into zero-day attacks. The Cellusys Managed Service Team will complement this information with newly detected threats to further enrich this database. Weaknesses or vulnerabilities discovered through umlaut offensive testing services will be shared in order to strengthen and reinforce Cellusys security solutions.  

“Together with Cellusys we are working together to create a credible offensive and defensive approach with the most up-to-date threat intelligence service on the market. Adding on top, the user experience and independence assurance that subscribers and cybersecurity bodies can benefit from.” said Hakan Ekmen, CEO Telecommunication at umlaut.

Penetration Testing Tools

umlaut’s automated testing tools intaas (interconnection) and guuse (mobile abuse) are available to all communication service providers. Intaas helps for signalling security over SS7, Diameter, GTP, and SIP protocols. Guuse helps for mobile service frauds and SPN/slice security checks automatically.

Cellusys Call Control offers solutions to combat call fraud including IRSF, Wangiri, SIMboxes, and flash calls. The partnership will also offer security and analytics solutions for IoT traffic and MVNOs.

By working together (yet independently) at the forefront of signalling security, the companies offer a combined solution of detection, prevention, and testing that is self-reinforcing due to the independent work and core competence of each firm.

umlaut, part of Accenture, is a global, full-service, cross-industry, end-to-end company that offers advisory and engineering services to clients all over the world. In-depth domain expertise, broad practical knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration allow them to add value, quality and focus to their clients’ organisations, services and products, in disruptive times in which industries are increasingly converging.

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February 22, 2022