5G Networking

5G Security – Prevent Reputation Loss and Customer Churn

The promising fifth generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks – or 5G networking – will serve faster internet and telephony services to more than 1.7 billion subscribers worldwide by 2025, according to the GSM Association. 5G security is projected to grow from a $0.83B global market in 2020 to a $4.02B market in 2023 based on research from Statistica. 5G network security is vastly different from conventional data security due to the real-time nature of the communications including:

  • zero down time
  • nearly 100 percent Quality-of-Service (QOS) parameters
  • reliability
  • low latency overheads

5G networking involves a myriad of protocols, applications, systems and endpoints, posing a formidable challenge for any new security solution to be successful. 5G also requires full interoperability with today’s existing PSTN systems.

Read the 5G Security Whitepaper from RedShift Networks

Damage Control as Carriers Evolve to 5G Networking

A carrier’s reputation and customer loyalty are key for a successful telecom provider. Unfortunately, 75 percent of telecom carriers suffer from reputation damage due to downtime (Oneserve). Evolving carrier challenges include:

  • Preventing security breaches as the network opens to a complete IP environment
  • QoS parameters; 5G VoIP/UC is overly sensitive to QoS parameters; in the data world QoS issues are addressed by retransmission of the lost data , but in the telephony industry retransmission mandates the caller repeating the lost voice message, or re-invoking the service
  • Latency; Modern data security solutions employ encryption and/or deep-packet inspection methods to improve security, but these methods introduce additional time delays and jitter to 5G packet streams
  • Interaction with legacy PTSN networks; 5G networks based on open standards will continue to interact with legacy PSTN networks using proprietary VoIP and UC protocols introducing attack vectors with new infrastructure and security threats

RedShift Networks Helps Carriers Solve 5G Networking Challenges Right Now

Redshift Networks’ UCTM technology carrier class high performance systems in the Cloud, software or appliances with dynamic and innovative security and deep context analytics technologies can be deployed today in 5G networking upgrades.

RedShift UCTM products deliver real-time VoIP security to carrier and enterprise services with more than 40,000 threat signature modules using patented, service-aware Behavioral Learning Engine (BLE) and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) functionality.  The RedShift product family delivers always up to date, industry-leading VoIP protection from toll fraud, confidential information compromise, and telephony Denial of Service threats in a compact, easy to deploy, scalable carrier class platform.

Detecting and mitigating anomalous VoIP Network traffic threats is now a reality using RedShift’s unique combination of layered Real-time VoIP Analytics, Fraud Detection and SIP Security for Softswitches and SBC-based VoIP networks in Carriers/Service Providers in IMS/LTE/4G/5G/VoIP/SIP deployments.

All RedShift UCTM offerings connect with the Centralized Management System and Correlation Engine (CMS) and scale from 1,000 to 100,000 plus active sessions per server with network/country/global deployment architecture.  These solutions also leverage SaaS security updates through the RedShift VoIP Global Security Threat Intelligence and VoIP Exploit Research from Condor Labs.

Specific 5G Access Side security threats detected and prevented from malicious exploit using RedShift Networks UCTM include:

  • Caller ID spoofing / Identity hacking / Identity hijacking
  • Registration Storm attacks
  • Signaling Threats
  • Fuzzing Attacks
  • DoS & DDoS attacks
  • Robocalls
  • Toll Fraud
  • Voice Phishing or Vishing
  • 0-day vulnerabilities
  • Location tracking
  • Roaming attacks (roaming user fraud)
  • International Call Forwarding attacks
  • Compromised UAs to IMS core
RedShift UCTM in a 5G ArchitectureWithin a 5G architecture the RedShift Network’s UCTM solution (cloud native, software or appliance) is placed at these locations to secure the network from VoIP/SIP based attacks.

Included in every RedShift UCTM cloud, hardware and software offering:

  • Synchronous Flow Security Technology™ correlated multi-layer protection between OSI Layers (layer 3 to layer 7) to your VoIP, Video, UC & Collaboration Applications. Patented Technology
  • Dynamic real-stream inspection technology
  • Proactive proprietary unified threat assessment & correlation architecture
  • SIP, VoIP, Video, IMS, Unified Communications and Collaboration application and user behavioral learning analytics
  • Low latency for signaling and smart fast-path for valid media flows
  • Adaptive Behavioral Learning engine delivers a very low rate of false positives
  • Advanced Fraud Detection and SIP/VoIP/Video Attack Prevention for VoIP and Video Carriers
  • Proactive behavioral learning assures accurate detection and alerts that reduce false alarms
  • Automation reports and halts malicious traffic in micro seconds
  • Deep visibility and analytics of SIP based networks used to determine threats and attacks
  • Simplified management and measurable cost reduction for VoIP/Video network fraud mitigation

5G Security Whitepaper

With Redshift, Carriers Can Solve 5G Networking Challenges Right Now

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