ICSS enlarges 360° security portfolio with SS7 Firewall
Bonn, Germany – May 16, 2017 - International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, today launched a new solution for mobile security. SS7 Firewall is offered by ICSS as part of their comprehensive 360° defense strategy. A variety of inherently secure products and innovative protection services rounds out the complete portfolio.
SS7 (Signaling System #7) is the protocol that connects the global networks of mobile phone subscribers. SS7 security breaches have been on the rise as criminals access the network, tamper with communication keys and listen to calls, locate and track users or steal valuable information. The SS7 Firewall protects the network, so operators eliminate the potential of such crimes.
The ICSS SS7 Firewall uses pioneering technology to block any attempt by third parties to intercept communication to customers’ devices and listen to or read their conversations. Deutsche Telekom secures all content entering the signaling network. When information arrives it is divided into categories of not critical, suspicious, critical, error or manipulated content. In this way, only information that is considered non-critical or safe is sent on to the customer’s mobile network. The SS7 Firewall is centrally managed by ICSS to continuously eliminate new attack scenarios with user friendly, easy to understand monitoring, reporting and alarming functionalities.
“Our aim is to protect the end-users from criminal attacks,” says Christian Wollner, Head of Product Management, Deutsche Telekom ICSS Mobile World. “We secure operator networks worldwide with our integrated solution. In order to develop a lasting solution for the entire industry, it will be necessary for other network operators, infrastructure and terminal equipment manufacturers, industry associations and standardization bodies to work closely together. As specialists for security, we at ICSS are committed to this."
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About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 900 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.
The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:
Internet & Transport: Enable a connected society by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.