Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier: Redefining Cybersecurity
Innovative solutions to cope with fast-evolving safety challenges
Data is today often described as the world’s most valuable currency. Whether that is true or not, data has indeed become the lifeblood of business organizations, and its volumes are expanding exponentially. In fact, a study by Cisco predicts that global IP traffic will grow to 20.6 zettabytes in 2021. All the data created to feed ever-growing mobility services and connected devices make it a gold mine for evildoers. So it’s easy to understand why cybercrime will continue to be a lucrative undertaking – and thus a major concern for years to come.
As a leading telco provider, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier recognizes its responsibility to ensure the safety of its networks, products and services. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are clever. They are increasingly sophisticated and skilled at keeping up with technology advancements. That’s why we are vigilant in our efforts to continually provide enhanced solutions for the protection of our clients’ assets, as well as our own. This is especially important in light of expanding technologies such as 5G, M2M or IoT.
360° Security Strategy
The Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier 360° Security Strategy delivers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art defense portfolio. In addition to our offerings in the voice, DDoS, SMS and IP-VPN areas, over the last months we have launched several new market innovations. One of the latest is our Encrypted Lambda service, which answers a problem that had been largely ignored in the past. Today, however, it has seen an unfortunate increase in intensity - namely, the theft of data while it travels across networks.
Encrypted Lambda is a Layer 1, hardware-based encryption solution. This combination is especially advantageous for conveying large amounts of data that need lightning speed throughput at extremely low latency. Conventionally, encryption of transmitted data has occurred over Layer 3 or 4 and is software based. That adds up to more servers, more maintenance, more skill and more manpower. Plus, the necessary software computing during data flow slows applications and adds latency. Encrypted Lambda eliminates those difficulties.
Another of Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier’s latest developments is called Secure Cloud Connect. It offers fast, easy and secure connection to cloud service providers (CSPs). Secure Cloud Connect provides a private connection over a dedicated Layer 2 Ethernet connection, with guaranteed SLAs and high throughput. This service is important for mission-critical applications as it does not use the public internet. Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is able to connect clients with 40 CSPs in Europe and the US, with a continually growing list of partners.
Backing Up for Safety
In order to doubly ensure the safety of valuable data assets, another of our new offerings is a Data Center Mirroring solution. It echoes an organization’s complete data resources in a physically separate location. Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier manages the transfer of data via point-to-point connection while ensuring full encryption during the transfer process. With Data Center Mirroring, if a data center is attacked or is for any reason unavailable, files are still accessible and protected. Today it is increasingly important to have these types of backup systems in place to defend against the mounting threat of data theft and cyber criminality.
To help connect global sites with a secure network, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier offers an IP-VPN solution, based on Deutsche Telekom’s MPLS backbone. It supplies high-level security along with a variety of choices for access technology, bandwidth and topology. In addition, we offer a ground-breaking mobile IP-VPN solution, which is perfect for hard-to-reach or temporary locations. It can also be used as backup as it offers high access resiliency. This means that important documents can be accessed from mobile devices without concerns about security and fraud. Both IP-VPN solutions are Layer 3 services that seamlessly integrate into a customers’ VPN
Tirelessly Fighting Fraud
Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier works relentlessly to safeguard against an ever-wider variety of risks. As a part of our global service, we deliver 24/7 monitoring, automated processes and a dedicated management team to help fight fraud. This state-of-the-art system detects and blocks fraudulent actions, to prevent them from happening in the first place. Every year, we recognize and stop more than 4.000 deceptive cases. In case damage has broken through our defense lines, our further services and solutions aid in minimizing negative effects.
Read the full article in the December/January Special Security edition of Capacitymedia