IoT Protect joins multiple protocols into a single platform, so there’s one central point for implementing security procedures. Unique 4-tiered design includes: Message Screening in Any Protocol, Any Layer, Any Message and Any Diameter Attribute Value Pair (AVP).
SS7 Signalling was designed for a very different environment to that of today.
In the 1980s, among the small number of mobile telecoms operators – all state-owned, or large corporations – there was a high level of trust. They simply needed a ‘walled garden’. No authentication was built in to SS7.
Now in 2017, and with 800-plus operators in the market, it’s easier than ever for companies to get access to the SS7 network. Operators and roaming hubs are selling access at relatively low cost. Some operators have even resorted to selling their roaming agreements – so once someone has access in one territory, they have access to the SS7 network – and all IoT Devices – worldwide.
Cellusys IoT Protect addresses these threats in the legacy SS7 and the next generation LTE/EPC Diameter based networks.