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Clavister, the Swedish vendor of high-performance network security solutions, has launched a new version of its fully virtualized, carrier-grade security operating system, purpose-designed to enable Mobile Network Operators to protect their networks at every point without compromising scalability.

The wireless carrier market is struggling to manage the explosion of mobile data traffic driven by streaming media and a rapidly increasing amount of IoT devices. According to analysts, data traffic in mobile networks grew by 74% during 2015 and is expected to increase five-fold by 2020*. During the same period the number of IoT devices is expected to grow from around 6 billion to 21 billion**, placing immense pressure on MNO to rapidly scale up their network infrastructures to meet this unprecedented demand.

Until now, providing safety for these traffic volumes has been only been possible with proprietary, expensive and inflexible ‘big iron’ hardware appliances, which restrict network flexibility and scalability.

However, with Clavister’s new solution, MNOs can end their reliance on costly, legacy hardware. Clavister’s solution delivers ultra-high performance and resilience, carrier-grade features, and a highly scalable license model, in a fully virtualized software form-factor. This enables wireless carriers to finally deploy safety across their large-scale networks when rolling out new telecom cloud-based infrastructures.

The solution includes all features required to deliver a wide range of safety applications, including 4G/5G Backhaul Security, Core Security (with Gi/SGi Firewalling), Domain Security as well as Roaming Security.

Christina Josefsson, Product Manager, Telecom Products at Clavister said, “Carrier-Grade NAT (CG-NAT), Anomaly-based DDoS Protection and the other new features added in the latest release enable operators to secure more areas of their network using a fully virtualized solution. This means that they can retire outdated, costly ‘big iron’ security hardware that simply cannot keep up with the explosive growth of data traffic.”

John Vestberg, CTO and Head of Product Management at Clavister added: ”Clavister’s virtualized security solution will help to transform the way that MNOs look at the design of their networks. Using our solution, operators gain a significant competitive edge as they can be more agile, growing their network in a more seamless way with security at every point, while simultaneously enjoying significant cost savings.”

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