Jersey Telecom

Jersey Telecom partnership unveils new security capabilities

06 October 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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Jersey Telecom (JT) has formed a new partnership to enhance its mobile fraud protection services.

Working with BlockAPT, the telco is utilising a platform that connects with its existing mobile fraud protection services, enhancing security infrastructure by providing a single and central management platform.

The solution integrates with JT's fraud prevention engine and supports business security processes by adding a high layer of defence against fraud, information theft, denial of service and infiltration.

Marco Essomba, founder and CTO of BlockAPT said: “Over the last five years we have seen SIM swap fraud generally rocket by over 400%. We are delighted and proud to work in partnership with JT using our unique monitor, manage, automate and respond (MMAR) framework with a defence-in-depth technical approach. We continue to provide added value to JT and its customers by blocking fraudsters from persistent and future attacks.”

BlockAPT said its platform’s “automated and continuous vulnerability assessment functionality” has been put in place to detect and alert on critical flaws allowing for proactive incident response handling as soon as vulnerabilities are detected.

Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, JT International added: ‘’Smartphones have evolved from being a convenience to an essential part of everyday life. Each of these phones provides an access point into the sensitive areas of a person's life causing SIM swapping to soar. At JT we believe mobile network providers must play their part to help mitigate the risks of SIM Swap.

“By working with BlockAPT, we’ve strengthened our existing portfolio of services, enabling us to provide next-generation fraud protection services and delivering a complete, reliable and fully managed solution,” Kutvolgyi continued.

As the largest telecoms provider in the Channel Islands and with global operations spanning across seven countries, JT has built its fraud protection services in collaboration with global MNOs, providing live network and device checks. These services run alongside JT’s Internet of Things (IoT) business which provides cellular connectivity and remote management of devices worldwide, as well as bulk messaging services, with JT powering more than 10 million SIMs globally.

In September, JT teamed up with the cloud-based Plume, to provide Channel Islanders with “next generation Wifi and new levels of control” for smart home services.