Ericsson Launches 5G Integrated Packet Core Firewall

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By Michela Menting | 3Q 2020 | IN-5936


Cybersecurity Partnership


Ericsson announced a new security offering for 5G core, one that is integrated directly into its Packet Core Gateway. The Ericsson Packet Core Firewall will monitor the User Plane Traffic (UPF) for The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and non-3GPP access, monitor subscriber and roaming traffic, protect Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) migration and Radio Access Network (RAN) security access gateways. Notably, the time-to-mitigation will closely align with 5G bandwidth requirements (100 Milliseconds (ms) response time), with key target deployments for edge applications in mobile broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT). This solution is based on technology from A10 networks, which is providing the network security capabilities of Ericsson’s Packet Core Firewall.

Advantage in Integrating Third-Party Security


The advantages for Ericsson in partnering with A10 are three-fold. First is the security expertise that it can leverage from the cybersecurity vendor. Ericsson is a global leader in the cellular Network Equipme…

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