Nokia opens mobile broadband security unit in Berlin
Nokia has launched a mobile broadband centre in Berlin, Germany, focussed on developing robust telco security.
The Nokia Security Center comprises a research lab and demo centre with conference facilities, and is equipped with its own fully-operational 4G LTE test network.
“The Nokia Security Center is the vital next stage in our strategy to make mobile broadband security a key differentiator for our company,” said Marc Rouanne, EVP of mobile broadband at Nokia Networks.
“Nokia is designing all its products with security built in and is continuously expanding its security portfolio with our own developments as well as with qualified partner products. Our solutions improve the security of our digital society.”
Recent reports have discovered that mobile malware growth has exceeded that of PC malware, and Nokia’s facility is designed to provide a platform for co-operating with mobile network operators, partners, governments and academic institutes to develop and share security expertise.
“As IP becomes all pervasive and as security threats become increasingly diverse and sophisticated, network operators can no longer rely on traditional security models,” said Patrick Donegan, chief analyst at Heavy Reading.
“The new Nokia Security Center in Berlin is an important milestone in supporting operators as they seek to respond to the challenges of the new security landscape.”