Signalling Threats; SS7 and Beyond - An In-depth Analysis That Unveils the Real Threats Facing the Mobile Industry Today

Signalling Threats; SS7 and Beyond - An In-depth Analysis That Unveils the Real Threats Facing the Mobile Industry Today

PR Newswire

STOCKHOLM, September 11, 2017

STOCKHOLM, September 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Symsoft AB, the operator division of CLX Communications AB (Publ) - (XSTO:CLX), today launched a new whitepaper that explores the vulnerabilities in signalling networks, the consequences of attacks and what can be done longer term to mitigate these threats.

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Fredrik Söderlund, Symsoft Security Advisor and co-author of the paper explained, "It has been widely acknowledged that a number of vulnerabilities in signalling networks are being exploited on a global scale. Now is the time to understand the issues and put in place countermeasures to ensure the future of network safety is ensured."

The consequences of attacks are not only for MNOs to consider, subscribers are being targeted using these signalling weaknesses and in some cases defrauded of thousands of euros. With increased public knowledge of telecom network vulnerabilities, the industry must work to mitigate the risks to prevent subscriber churn and mistrust from both customers and government regulators alike.

The paper goes on to discuss the security aspects of telecom protocols including attacks using malformed packets in addition to the widely discussed signalling based attacks.

Anna Trossing, Product Manager at Symsoft and co-author of the paper continued 'We hope the paper will aid MNOs and those working in network security to better identify vulnerabilities and begin the process of deploying solutions to protect their networks today and in the future.'

The whitepaper is available as a free download from Symsoft.com.

About Symsoft - www.symsoft.com

Symsoft is a trusted partner to over 75 operators across 4 continents. We provide innovative, robust and scalable software and services for our customers in the areas of Real-Time BSS, Value Added Services, Fraud Prevention and Signalling Security. Combining applications in our portfolio and leveraging our substantial experience allows us to deliver end to end solutions for traditional operators, virtual operators and enablers as well as IoT Service Providers. In order to cater to our customers' needs, our solutions are provided on-premises, as a managed service or in the cloud. 

We create value for our customers by strengthening their competitive position by reducing their time to market, providing access to new revenue streams, limiting fraud and achieving significant reductions in the cost of ownership through flexible deployment options and multiple service levels. 

Symsoft is the operator division of CLX Communications AB (publ.) - XSTO:CLX (www.clxcommunications.com) listed on Nasdaq stock exchange in Stockholm. 

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