Wireless and wireline carriers are experiencing explosive revenue growth from IP (Internet Protocol)-based services such as broadband access, multimedia messaging, voice over IP (VoIP), video services and new blended multimedia services.
Securing pre-IMS and IMS Infrastructure
Services Revolution - Network Evolution
Wireless and wireline carriers are experiencing explosive revenue growth from IP (Internet Protocol)-based services such as broadband access, multimedia messaging, voice over IP (VoIP), video services and new blended multimedia services. Competitive pressures to retain customers, struggles for control of the value chain and the urgency to reduce capital and operating expenses are significant. To address these opportunities and challenges carriers are deploying IP-based networks and application service networks. Managing the risks associated with this network evolution is critical to business success.
Security, privacy and quality of service are critical to profitability, competitive advantage and service success. The evolution to IP-based networks and services radically change security requirements. Security threats are extremely damaging and inadequate protection will result in lost revenue, increased support costs, subscriber churn and poor adoption of new services.
Complex security risks exist at all points in the network from the Application Layer to the core IP Network Layer.
Application Network Layer
Applications such as VoIP in wireline networks or Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) in wireless networks are constantly under attack from an ever-evolving set of viruses, worms, spam and other threats intended to disrupt service which increases cost and reduces revenues. Learn more »
IP Network (Control & Transport) Layer
Network infrastructure equipment including routers, switches and soft switches under constant danger from DOS (denial-of-service) floods, worm intrusions, and spoofing attempts. IP infrastructure is expected to be as reliable as the traditional telephone network. Yet Crucial VoIP services that utilize infrastructure equipment such as SIP gateways are inherently vulnerable and subject to persistant attacks. Learn more »
Fortinet Security Solution Suite
Securing IP infrastructure is an extremely complex task. Security threats are not static. Successful protection requires a complete suite of tools to disable known threats, immediately combat new cyber threats, provide real-time actionable information and flexibly scale and evolve in the future.
Fortinet provides a complete security solution suite for carriers utilizing network and application oriented real-time ASIC security engines and security software modules for specific protection requirements:
Key benefits of the Fortinet security solution suite include:
Ultra-high performance ATCA platforms for reliability, scalability and manageability Modular software architecture that allows security functions to be flexibly deployed and updated based on security requirements Comprehensive Security Subscription Services Strong management and analysis appliances for central command with rich analytics and reporting Flexible and transparent deployment for 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps networks
Learn More :
To learn more about Fortinet ATCA platforms for service provider networks - please visit the carrier product page.
Contact Us :
To discuss your network requirements with a Fortinet Sales Engineer please contact us at CarrierSecurity@fortinet.com