The importance of Network Security
Network security is an investment for new business opportunities and it can become a differentiator. Operators that provide more secured network services will gain trust in the market and be able to monetize the competitive advantage.
In a survey for the industry impact of 5G, done by Ericsson, 79 percent of the respondents from ten industry sectors considered network security essential for adopting 5G in their organization. Tougher requirements have been put on network security when the telecom industry enters the IoT era. Network security has a high priority on an operator’s agenda due to higher liability risks, responsibilities and damage potential, especially when evolving toward 5G. For the same reason, communication networks are increasingly targeted by hackers seeking gains of various types.
Ericsson Radio Access Network Security
Low cost and high volume IoT devices and the continuous network evolution toward open and virtualized environments increases the number of attack vectors in the network.
At the same time, operators also need to address potential security gaps when traffic passes through interconnected networks.
Ericsson Core IP Network Security
Security threats and attacks to core IP networks are constantly evolving. This is placing more pressure on network operators and enterprises to make sure key network assets, services, and data in transit stay protected.