Digitization is opening up new business opportunities for Service Providers. 5G is enabing mobile operators to evolve their core and IP networks to deploy new revenue generating services and more impactful experiences bringing greater business agility, reduced cost, and complexity.

5G Network Evolution Brings New Risks

As Mobile Operators transition their mobile networks to 5G, they are increasingly vulnerable to targeted cyber-attacks across a growing attack surface. Recent advancements like the all-IP evolved packet core have opened mobile networks, devices, and customers to a host of sophisticated threats. Technologies such as Small cells, virtual, and cloud technologies combined with the business imperative to deliver services rapidly, necessitate securing their network boundaries and critical “network edge” interfaces.

Hackers are sophisticated, financially motivated and are launching new attacks that are increasingly hard to see and stop across mobile networks. Mobile Service Providers lack visibility across their network and are unable to identify and stop threats before they disrupt and negatively impact their networks and customers.

A new approach to security is required to protect against IP-based threats, one that helps protect data flows and workloads across physical and virtualized mobile infrastructures. Security has become a requirement for Mobile Operators as they transform to 5G, making it necessary to deploy security across multiple places across the mobile network.

New Security Announcements to Drive 5G at Mobile World Congress 2017

Cisco will announce new security solutions for Mobile Operators in coming weeks. With Cisco, you will soon be able to transform your mobile networks towards 5G and confidently move toward profitable business outcomes by leveraging security as a key business enabler.

Stay tuned for more Security updates from Cisco coming soon at Mobile World Congress 2017!

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Sam Rastogi

Senior Product & Solutions Marketing Manager