5G-ready Telecom Attack Discovery receives highest rating for the second time in a row

Positive Technologies has received the highest overall rating as a signalling firewall provider in the ROCCO Signalling Firewall Vendor Performance Report 2020. Its product, Telecom Attack Discovery, was ranked as the best out of 21 vendors after the evaluation of 121 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), receiving an overall rating of 4.28 out of 5. This marks the second time in a row that Positive Technologies has ranked highest in Rocco’s bi-annual report.

ROCCO is a trusted source of original, non-sponsored and neutral data. Over the past five years, 500 MNOs and 180 Vendors have participated in its research annually, providing guidance in growing markets such as Signalling Firewall. This year, the report found that MNOs were most concerned with the ability to handle “SS7 Attack Types”, followed by “Technical Support” and “Compliance with GSMA Standards”. Positive Technologies scored especially highly (4.35, 4.35, 4.4) in all of these key areas.

PT Telecom Attack Discovery is a next-generation signaling firewall, combining the traditional firewall with IDS signalling Intrusion Detection. This provides an additional layer of security, alerting the MNO to network filtering bypass, an increasingly popular technique that Positive Technologies has identified through its research. This intelligence-led approach empowers MNOs to secure networks that use Signalling System 7 and Diameter protocol, protect subscribers, and safeguard assets from attacks.

Amit Nash, CEO of Positive Technologies: “We are delighted that ROCCO has recognized our product PT Telecom Attack Discovery as a market-leading signaling firewall system. Positive Technologies goes beyond a traditional signalling firewall with the added security of Intrusion Detection. This means our customers are protected against all signalling attack types, receive real-time threat notification, combined with our superb knowledge sharing and customer service that was also highlighted in this report.

“Our next-generation signalling firewall therefore allows MNOs stand out and earn customer trust as well as guarantee compliance with GDPR, GSMA, and other recommendations for Diameter and SS7 protection. Moreover, it is 5G-ready, which ensures MNOs’ customers are protected for the next generation of networks.

You can download the ROCCO Signalling Firewall Vendor Performance Report 2020 here.