STOCKHOLM. 2014-09-03, by Nikolas Georgii
Enables scalable, virtualized security for small cell base stations, ensuring data integrity and security on 4G and LTE networks
Intel Developer Forum 2014
Clavister (Nasdaq: CLAV), a leader in high-performance, high-availability network security for the telecom, cloud and enterprise sectors, is demonstrating its LTE Small Cell Security solution for future generation mobile networks at the Intel Developer Forum 2014, in San Francisco, which runs September 9th – 11th.
Clavister’s solution is a virtualized environment running on Intel® products with full support for SDN/NFV networking, which greatly reduces deployment time and costs. It features next-generation firewalling for packet core security; encryption from the eNode B to small cells, for secure data backhaul; and enables intelligent mobile data offloading to WiFi networks.
The solution provides authenticated, encrypted connectivity from multiple small cell base stations to 4G and LTE mobile cores, protecting both the network and subscribers’ data traffic against unauthorised access and interception. This addresses the need to secure the fast-growing number of small base stations being deployed to address subscribers’ bandwidth needs in public areas.
Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister said: “It is estimated that by 2016 there will be more than 500,000 micro and small cell sites globally that cannot be physically secured as easily as conventional mobile base stations. It’s critical that this issue is addressed to ensure that future generation networks are robustly secured against attack and interception. Our LTE Small Cell Security solution provisions virtualized network security zones for small cells, encrypting subscriber traffic to mitigate the risks of breaches. By working with Intel to deliver the solution on its x86 architecture, we can ensure future networks are fast, scalable and secure.”
Clavister’s LTE Small Cell Security solution is based on the company’s Virtual Security Gateway next-generation firewall (NGFW). The security vendor has seen numerous deployments of the product throughout 2014 seeing it enter new markets globally with the product. Recent deployments include a government contract in Brazil and a leading data centre in Croatia.
Clavister’s Virtual Series Gateways enable the highest levels of throughput, and offer up to six nines (99.9999%) availability for carrier-grade applications, enabling the most demanding mobile network environments to be secured with unmatched performance and low latency.
Clavister is a member of the Intel® Network Builders program (networkbuilders.intel.com), a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs.
For more information on Clavister’s Small Cells Gateway, visit:
Clavister is a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments. Its award-winning solutions give enterprises, cloud service providers and telecoms operators the highest levels of protection against current and new threats, and unmatched reliability. Clavister’s performance in the security sector was recognised in 2013 with the 2012 Product Quality Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. The company was founded in Sweden in 1997, with its solutions available globally through its network of channel partners.
Clavister is a member of Intel’s Network Builders program (networkbuilders.intel.com), a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs. For more information about Clavister, visit www.clavister.com
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