Service Provider Security in a Changing Landscape

Driven to increase their revenue, margins, market share and overall competitiveness, modern Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are offering a growing number of IP-based value added services and applications, focused on any-time, any-where and to any-device connectivity. To support these business objectives, new technologies and network infrastructures must be deployed.

At the same time however, there are also a number of undesirable changes happening as well. The cyber threat facing CSPs has evolved enormously, wanting to capitalize on the same opportunities as the CSP. Squeezed between the two, a CSP has to find a way to secure their infrastructure without impacting on their ability to respond to the opportunity in front of them.

This whitepaper identifies the security challenges CSPs will face over the next 5 years. From fortifying mobile networks to cloud service offerings, service providers must rapidly adapt to remain not only vigilant, but also competitive. Learn more about this changing CSP landscape and how you can get a head start on minimizing impact to your infrastructure investment.

Topics within this whitepaper will help you understand how to:

  • Identify the profound changes that are leading to a new CSP security model
  • Categorize the drivers for change related to the adoption of IP technology
  • Recognize the impact that 3G/4G devices and infrastructure have on security
  • Associate the increased role of IMS with potential risks
  • Secure hybrid environments including datacenter and cloud deployments
  • Enforce policies related to individual applications and granular usage
  • Provide managed services in a secure, scalable and cost-effective manner