The Changing Role of Security in Mobile Networks and Services
Technology evolution in 4G mobile networks and the introduction of 5G is presenting mobile network operators (MNOs) with the opportunity for a profound change in their addressable market segments, scope of services, and value they provide. These new capabilities and services are crucial for enabling innovation in all industries, from manufacturing and energy to transport, logistics, and healthcare. 5G delivers mobility coupled with low latency, high performance, and massive scalability, which together are enabling innovation, automation, efficiency, and safety. Self-adapting production lines, predictive maintenance, remote surgery, smart cities and real-time, AI-assisted traffic management are some of the use cases empowered by 5G.
The game-changing benefits of 5G can only be realized if properly secured. Digital innovation in mobile networks creates a dual role for security in mobile environments. It provides internal mobile-infrastructure security and external use-case security and monetization.
Fortinet Secures Innovation and Enables Growth
Fortinet provides a common set of security solutions and tools that provide end-to-end security visibility and control for 4G and 5G mobile infrastructure, while enabling industry use cases’ security and monetization. This approach facilitates integration and onboarding while keeping operations and management efforts to a minimum as the same platform is constantly used throughout the 5G ecosystem.
Products and services include the FortiGate next-generation firewall (NGFW) and the FortiWeb web application firewall (WAF). Together, they enable MNOs to securely drive innovation in technology, services, and use cases to consumer and business segments alike.