Security threats and attacks on end-to-end networks (including RAN, Transport and Core) 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.
Connection points are prime targets for attack. Location tracking, eavesdropping, spoofing, man-in-the-middle attacks, denial of service (DoS) attacks, credential theft, SMS interception and network topology discovery are just some of the risks presented. The two Ericsson solutions presented below provide risk mitigation for each of the network domains under potential attack.
RAN Security solution
The RAN Security solution provides protection through authentication and encryption for the Ericsson Radio System and the broader network infrastructure. This is achieved through an IPsec implementation with a Security Gateway. The solution protects customer traffic and network infrastructure in an environment comprising increasingly open access and regular revenue-threatening security attacks.
Cloud Core Security solution
The Cloud Core Security solution serves to protect network operators from new attacks that can target services and applications at higher layers. By introducing network security functions like intrusion detection and prevention, antivirus/malware and content filtering, organizations can protect their systems.
Perimeter protection, including the protection of interconnected mobile networks, is an essential solution component. This is achieved using internet gateways or firewalls, traffic domain separation (in the form of VLAN and VPN structure), access control and node hardening.