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Clavister to provide 5G security to Latam mobile operator

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NetShield, a firewall product by cybersecurity company Clavister, is to be deployed for 5G rollouts in Latin America.

The deal with the unnamed telco is valued at more than US$700,000 (SEK6 million) in its initial phase and will see the Clavister 5G Security Solution common management across all parts of the network, for different use cases, on different platforms, and even across different technologies – i.e. 5G/4G/3G.

The solution is proven in commercial deployments with several tier-1 5G and 4G operators in live operation under massive load, deployed both as virtual and bare metal.

“This is a substantial deal for Clavister and we’re delighted to bring secure 5G to yet another mobile operator customer,” said John Vestberg, CEO at Clavister.

“This is reflective of our dedicated, expert teams who have developed a solution that can protect ever-more sprawling, high capacity networks and, effectively, our journey to 5G.”

Vestberg added: “We are a global partner and these deployments highlight that our solutions can perform on a global scale. As the world ramps up 5G deployments, providers must have network security at the forefront of development. The sheer quantity of bandwidth that the spectrum enables needs to be managed and existing network tools designed for 3G and 4G were not developed to cope with such a data flow. Our solutions have been developed specifically for high-capacity offerings, with flexibility and scalability enabling them to manage vast influxes. Importantly, this means they can handle 3G and 4G networks too – that means one cybersecurity provider for all networks’ security.”