Ericsson introduces industrialized data-centric security

Press release
Mar 03, 2015 09:00 (GMT +00:00)
  • Ericsson is building a new business practice targeted at large multinational enterprises, government, and critical infrastructure providers, leveraging its global presence and partnership with Guardtime
  • The new offering provides customers with a unique approach to cyber security, using continuous and real-time verification of system, network, and data integrity
  • Ericsson's Data-Centric Security portfolio provides end-to-end security based on Guardtime's KSI® blockchain technologies.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) 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.

Daniel Ehrenstråhle, Head of Strategy & Portfolio Management, Business Unit Cloud and IP, Ericsson, says: "In the Networked Society, one of the most valuable assets for business is data, both for running internal operations efficiently and creating competitive advantage through superior market insights. It is crucial for all businesses to be able to trust the integrity of their systems, networks, and data when these are used in decision-making. The ability to detect, withstand, respond to, and recover from attacks or security breaches will need to become a cornerstone for all businesses in the Networked Society. With the number of connected devices growing exponentially and an increasing amount of machine-generated data, there is a need for scalable solutions that can provide authentication, proof of tamper- and corruption-free operation."

The Data-Centric Security portfolio provides a global security infrastructure based on Guardtime's KSI technology. It includes the following solutions: Ericsson Cybersecurity, Ericsson Big Data Regulatory Compliance, Ericsson Industrial Infrastructure Assurance, and Ericsson Internet of Things Security.
The solution comprises products and professional services for assessment, design, and build, including the operation and maintenance of a security operation center as a service. 

Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2015

During Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson is showing world-leading technology, service capabilities, and innovations. The Networked Society is transforming entire industries. ICT tools have become fundamental everyday resources for businesses, people and society. We lead the way with hardware, services and software solutions that drive development in mobility, broadband and cloud, creating the foundation for new eco-systems, and transformation across industries. The change that transformation brings is in the hands of everyone. That is why we at Mobile World Congress this year will talk about how we enable change-makers in the Networked Society to advance digital experiences.

You can find us at MWC in Hall 2, Stand 2N60. Follow us during the event using @Ericsson and join the discussion using #MWC15. Insights from our experts and Networked Society evangelists are also published on our blog during the event.


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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


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