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Telus selects Palo Alto Networks to secure cloud 5G networks

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Palo Alto Networks has been selected by Telus to help secure its 5G network, one of the largest high-speed networks in Canada.

Palo Alto Networks has been selected by Telus to help secure its 5G network, one of the largest high-speed networks in Canada.

Specifically, Palo Alto Networks will help Telus secure its 5G network and provide real-time threat mitigation using its hardware and software firewalls to protect high-capacity network interfaces across its 5G stand-alone core and internet perimeter as well as to provide security to its IoT customers.

"Securing 5G requires a zero-trust approach to protect all elements of the mobile network across key network interfaces, cloud workloads and user traffic," said Anand Oswal, senior vice president of network security at Palo Alto Networks.

"Our 5G-native security is the industry's most comprehensive zero-trust solution, with best-in-class capabilities to safeguard mobile infrastructure and the business-critical applications that run on it. We're thrilled to help Telus create a 5G network that provides enterprise-grade security to their customers."

Palo Alto Networks will use its zero-trust approach, a security framework that is applied through to the full ecosystem of controls which includes network, endpoint, cloud, application, IoT, identity which many organisations use for protection that goes beyond the traditional network edge.

"We know security is a top priority for our customers, and we are deeply engaged in keeping people safe while optimising our customer experience on our world-leading network," said Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer, Telus.

"The 5G market is rapidly evolving, propelling innovations through data insight and AI, and it is critical that we implement robust solutions that allow for flexible growth, without compromising security. We are proud to build on our decade-long partnership with Palo Alto Networks to ensure our sophisticated, multi-awarded networks remain safeguarded against all kinds of threats, protecting Canadians and unlocking the infinite possibilities of 5G."

For a comprehensive zero-trust approach to the cloud-native mobile infrastructure, Telus will use Palo Alto Networks' cloud workload protection to safeguard its cloud-based network functions.