Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will showcase a wide range of security solutions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including an innovative concept developed with Intel to improve 4G security.
Among the security solutions being showcased by Ericsson in Barcelona are:
Ericsson introduces industrialized data-centric security
Ericsson has announced the introduction of an industrialized, data-centric security offering based on its partnership with Estonian company, Guardtime. The solutions will enhance trust in data and enterprise digital assets, facilitate business continuity, secure industrial control systems, and provide control and accountability for Internet of Things and machine-to-machine applications in the Networked Society.
The offering provides customers with a unique, greatly scalable approach to system integrity. Based on a global Ericsson infrastructure for generating and verifying data signatures, the solution gives independent, mathematical proof of time and integrity, as well as attribution of origin.
The industrialized Ericsson solution is capable of signing and verifying a vast amount of data per second - as much data as currently exists in the world today - with verification independent of key-stores, administrators, or trusted parties.
Ericsson Secure Cloud Storage is providing accessible, governable, policy enforced and secure management of cloud storage resources
The Ericsson Secure Cloud Storage is a pre-integrated portfolio of data services complementing the policy-driven hybrid PaaS layer, streamlining web scale development and deployment of new data rich applications. The data services portfolio adds leading cloud software databases that span traditional relational databases to web scale, big data NoSQL type databases. Ericsson is partnering with Cleversafe in this area, a leading provider of web scale object storage. Ericsson’s first announced product is secure object storage capable of controlling access with policy and guaranteeing carrier-grade data and system security and integrity of data.
Ericsson and Intel Security showcase innovative approach to 4G security
Ericsson and Intel® Security are together demonstrating an innovative approach to mobile network security combining Ericsson’s expertise in telecommunications networks and Intel Security’s leadership in consumer and enterprise security.
The solution targets mobile operators’ need for improved security situation awareness of the growing volume of illicit traffic in mobile networks in order to be able to adequately protect their network resources, their reputation, and their customers.
Through uniquely combining mobile network and end-user security information with analytics capabilities, the solution could provide the operator with a new level of situational awareness and actionable insights. By fully utilizing information that is collected from traffic at various points in the network, operators become better equipped to defend against intentional and unintentional illicit control and user traffic. This has the potential to increase network efficiency and performance and enhance the overall network security posture.
The Mobile Network Security solution is based on Ericsson Network Manager and Intel Security’s Next Generation Firewall and Security Event Management products.
New Ericsson Router 6000 series couples radio and IP transport for 5G future
The Router 6000 Series is Ericsson’s next generation access and aggregation router portfolio that seamlessly integrates into the new Ericsson Radio System for backhauling and Centralized RAN (C-RAN) deployments. The Router 6000 adheres to the high security standard set by the Ericsson Radio System to ensure the security posture of the radio solution is maintained. Some of the key capabilities provided by the Router 6000 portfolio include secure auto-integration, vendor credentials, and user and control-plane protection through high scale IPSec and MACSec features.
Ericsson 15B software release includes smart authentication capability
In the 15B new software release Ericsson developed a smart authentication capability within UDC, that allows operators to expand connectivity and communication services, providing secure and automatic authentication for non-SIM based devices and applications. The solution is enabled by:
- Ericsson Certificate Authority Server (ECAS) for the generation of digital certificates used in the authentication process.
- AAA-FE to manage user identities and check the validity of digital certificates.
Operator can connect non-SIM based personal devices to the network in a secure way through PKI – Public Key Infrastructure certificate (ECAS), and prevents fraud on device connection to operator networks.
The solution generates new business opportunities by extending the connectivity and communication services towards non SIM-based devices like Wi-Fi-IoT devices.
Authentication and Mobile Digital Identity
Ericsson will be showcasing the latest solutions in smart network based authentication and cloud based mobile digital Identity management. The new Mobile Digital Identity platform provides state of the art Multifactor Authentication and integrates to Ericsson PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and strong security authentication technology such as GBA (General Bootstrapping Architecture) offered by Ericsson’s Authentication Federation gateway. This solution guarantees the simplicity and convenience of Over the Top business plus the trust and strong security our Mobile Operators can offer with their network based Authenticators and SMS-C or USSD existing platforms.
The Ericsson Mobile Digital Identity Platform essentially converts a mobile number to a Digital ID and allows simple, secure and convenient mobile/web access to any digital services offered by a federation of Operators and Service Providers from all over the world. This is done by implementing GSMA global branded Mobile Connect digital identity service.
Ericsson IoT Security Services for Capillary gateway
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to encompass 50 billion devices by 2018 with a market set to be worth trillions of dollars in revenue. Most of today’s IoT/M2M devices lack sufficient security controls. At MWC Ericsson will showcase a world first in network based, strong authentication and security, with high degree of automation for end to end security (from sensors all the way to enterprise applications).
The Ericsson IoT Security Services for Capillary Networks is the world first GBA bootstrapping over LTE network on a commercial IoT gateway. This solution implements mobile network based General Bootstrapping Architecture (GBA) technology over LTE with commercial grade nodes provided by Ericsson Device Connection Platform, Ericsson’s Authentication Federation Gateway (AFG) and the MYNXG IoT gateway from German company MyOmega. With the Ericsson IoT Security Services model, our customers can now effectively and securely manage millions of SIM and non-SIM devices and explore new revenue streams from M2M and IoT digital services, coming from smart projects in industries such as Transportation, Energy and mHealth.
M-commerce solution with PCI certification
Ericsson is driving the next generation of mobile commerce development by connecting banks, operators, money transfer organizations, and payment and loan providers. This industry-leading work is creating a more flexible, transparent and open financial ecosystem that helps key stakeholders speed the launch of mobile financial services to drive financial inclusion.
At MWC Ericsson will showcase how its solutions for Interconnected global payments can help operators expand their mobile wallet service reach. It's a complete service framework that provides the foundation for a worldwide, interoperable financial network. The Ericsson Wallet Platform and Ericsson Converged Wallet are helping customers in a variety of industries profit from the rapidly-growing popularity of the "digital purse".
The Ericsson Wallet Platform achieved certification for the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council's Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS v3.0) -- validating that it conforms to stringent security standards. Ericsson Wallet Platform provides financial institutions and operators with best-in-class security capabilities for mobile money services and makes it easier and less costly to certify card-based offerings.
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