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19 May 2017
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, has launched SS7 Firewall as part of its 360° defence strategy.
SS7 security breaches have been on the rise as criminals
access the network, tamper with communication keys and listen
to calls, locate and track users or steal valuable information.
The SS7 Firewall protects the network, so operators eliminate
the potential of such crimes.
"Our aim is to protect the end-users from criminal attacks,"
says Christian Wollner, head of product management at Deutsche
Telekom ICSS Mobile World.
The ICSS SS7 Firewall blocks any attempt by third parties to
intercept communication to customers’ devices and
listen to or read their conversations. Deutsche Telekom secures
all content entering the signalling network. When information
arrives it is divided into categories of not critical,
suspicious, critical, error or manipulated content.
The SS7 Firewall is centrally managed by ICSS to continuously
eliminate new attack scenarios with user friendly, easy to
understand monitoring, reporting and alarming
Wollner said: "We secure operators’ networks
worldwide with our integrated solution. In order to develop a
lasting solution for the entire industry, it will be necessary
for other network operators, infrastructure and terminal
equipment manufacturers, industry associations and
standardization bodies to work closely together."