Integrated packet core firewall boosts 5G security

September 15, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Integrated packet core firewall boosts 5G security
Packet Core Firewall provides proactive protection to manage internet, roaming and access threats, addressing 5G security in mobile broadband and IoT-to-the-edge use cases.

Ericsson is advancing 5G core network security for communications service providers (CSPs) through the launch of the cloud native Ericsson Packet Core Firewall. This all-in-one cloud native system combines user plane security and advanced security functions seamlessly integrated with Ericsson Packet Core Gateway

Core network security is a key factor in forward business planning for CSPs as they pursue innovative new business opportunities powered by 5G and emerging technologies. Part of the Ericsson 5G platform, Packet Core Firewall is aimed at enabling CSPs to pursue those opportunities not only through the best packet core network security capabilities, but also in the most cost-effective way for their business.

Powered by A10 Networks’ advanced security technology, the Ericsson Packet Core Firewall is already seamlessly integrated with Ericsson Packet Core Gateway in Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core offering. The system also supports end-to-end network slicing and edge computing.

The cloud native offering is optimized to scale with user plane to the edge of the network to cater for secure core network 5G use cases. By protecting a communications service provider’s core network – including sensitive service provider data and customer data – the all-in-one system secures 5G service availability.

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