AdaptiveMobile Signalling Protection
Signalling networks using protocols such as SS7, Diameter and GTP are under attack from adversaries and fraudsters, exploiting loopholes in the protocols to breach subscriber privacy, deny access to key services and to directly defraud mobile operators. Government regulators, corporate customers and consumer organisations are becoming increasingly concerned following a number of high profile exploits. Mobile operators urgently need to implement a signalling firewall and threat intelligence solution to ensure ongoing trust in their networks before their brand, customers, partners and subsequent revenues are negatively impacted.
SS7 was once an obscure protocol protected by a strong ‘walled garden’ of large government-owned telecom providers. With deregulation and the global expansion of mass mobile communications, SS7 access is now commonplace, and entry to the walled-garden can be accessed for legitimate and illegitimate means.
Diameter, a newer signalling protocol used in LTE and IMS is also at risk. Developed with an IP perspective, many more adversaries and fraudsters already possess the knowledge and skills required to carry out security exploits. In addition, access to IP based networks is even more readily available than access to SS7 networks.
AdaptiveMobile Signalling Protection secures the signalling networks using a unique combination of a carrier-grade signalling firewall, advanced reporting and a global threat intelligence service . Therefore, the solution goes well beyond just a signalling firewall, building on AdaptiveMobile’s market leading position in the mobile security industry to block current attacks on the network and to react to emerging threats that seek to bypass standard SS7 and Diameter firewall functionality.