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Conexión Segura Protecting One Million Active Lines!

What an accomplishment! Telefónica recently announced that Conexión Segura, their security service that provides protected internet browsing, surpassed one million active lines in the consumer market in Spain. I’d like to officially congratulate Telefónica on this important milestone. As mentioned in their announcement, Conexión Segura, the company’s internet browsing security service, requires no software installation,…

The FCC is concerned about 5G security – shouldn’t you be?

In today’s 5G world, DDoS attacks have the power to disrupt network services and disturb the mobile subscriber experience to such an extent that customers may lose faith in their mobile carrier and leave, contributing to increased rates of subscriber churn and penalties due to SLA breaches. For quite some time, my colleagues and I…

How greenfield 5G network operators like DISH are ushering in a new era of cybersecurity

In the world of telecom, a greenfield service provider is one where the deployment and configuration of its network are entirely new – where none existed before. In the USA, DISH is getting a lot of attention for its greenfield deployment of the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. As Fierce Wireless recently pointed…

DDoS attacks and 5G: everything you need to know

Cybersecurity geeks may already know this historical tidbit… The first DDoS attack occurred back in 1999, when a computer at the University of Minnesota suddenly came under attack from a network of 114 other computers infected with a malicious script called Trin00. What they may not know, or remember, is that, earlier that same year,…

The Market is Calling for Simple 360° Cybersecurity for Consumers

Four years ago, I swore I would never work in cybersecurity again. After completing a PhD in mathematics and statistics, my passion for innovation led me out of the ivory tower and into cybersecurity. I spent 15 wonderful years developing enterprise security solutions at Cyota, RSA and Cisco. The data-driven solutions these groundbreaking companies were…

The top trends CSPs and enterprises will face in 2021 and beyond

Like most everyone else, our way of working has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, one thing that can’t be stopped, even if it may have been slowed, is the rollout of 5G, which remains a high priority around the world. As we move into 2021, an increasing number of operators are moving…

Lesson from Lockdowns: Crucial to Scale-Up Cybersecurity Services

The COVID-19 pandemic and governmental movement restrictions have led to an increased dependency on online services for individuals and businesses alike. Cybercriminals quickly identified this trend as an opportunity for gaining profits. They responded by intensifying cyberattack volume and introducing sophisticated coronavirus-themed attack schemes to steal sensitive user information and business data. At Allot, we…

How important is cybersecurity to mobile subscribers?

(This is a guest post by Ian Parkes, director at Coleman Parkes Research, a full-service, UK-based, end-to-end B2B market research company covering international telecom and a wide range of other industries.) My colleagues and I recently concluded an extensive research survey we conducted in partnership with Allot and the results were, to say the least,…

Bringing network stability and security back to businesses big and small

If you remember the pre-pandemic fun of dining out in a Chinese restaurant, then you probably also know that, at the end of the meal, nobody wants to break open the fortune cookie to read, “May you live in interesting times.” While seemingly a blessing, this English expression, which purports to be a translation of…

SASE and QoE: What you need to know

Since Gartner introduced the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) concept last year, we see growing interest about it among our partners and customers across the globe. However, quite a few people are missing some of the fundamental concepts that are important to consider as organizations all over the world work to efficiently navigate their way…

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