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RadiSys Introduces LTE Security Gateway ATCA Solution
By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Web Editor
With the expansion of the Internet and the need for wireless networks today, there are many enterprise-class security products on the market to ensure that every connection is as safe as possible. Enterprise security is a multi-billion dollar market, but with telecom equipment manufactures facing new security challenges associated with the migration to LTE, RadiSys (News - Alert) has come up with an innovative solution designed specifically for this market.
RadiSys Corporation, provider of next generation hardware and software platforms for IP-based wireless, has announced the RadiSys LTE (News - Alert) SEG, a security gateway targeted for Long Term Evolution “LTE” deployments.
“We have responded to our TEM customers’ request for carrier grade security, and leveraged our experience as the leading standards-based ATCA solutions provider to deliver a rapid time-to-market solution,” said Anthony Ambrose, vice president and general manager of communications networks at RadiSys.
The LTE SEG is a purpose built product set up specifically for LTE deployments. It’s the first based on the 3GPP network domain security standards which requires very high performance IP security tunneling and firewalls. RadiSys provides this in a single carrier-grade solution, offering more than 5x the performance of the current enterprise-grade products and is designed specifically for rapid deployment by equipment manufactures.
According to Bob Heymann, product line marketing manager for security gateway at RadiSys, mobile networks today are more secure because they are based on closed-networking environments, whereas LTE is an open, all-IP network, making it less secure. Therefore, there is an increased need for security moving from 2G and 3G to LTE, which is what fueled RadiSys to create the LTE SEG.
In addition, the LTE SEG enables operators to enhance their existing 2G/3G mobile networks with secure wireless access solutions - including femtocells, I-WLAN and UMA/GAN, which use the public Internet to securely backhaul voice, data and video traffic.
Not ready to give up your 3G network yet? No problem. “Aside from supporting LTE, it also supports some 3G applications as well, enabling operators to deploy applications today and as they evolve to LTE to preserve a capital investment in equipment,” added Heymann.
LTE SEG is creating a new category for security products in the telecom network infrastructure. Available as a 2U system or as an ATCA blade that can be incorporated into other network elements, the RadiSys LTE SEG will be available for lab trials in December 2010 and will be commercially available in 2011.
Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca