Verizon advances 5G network and cyber security
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NEW YORK, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon’s Network Security engineers recently engaged in a series of successful trials to future-proof its 5G network against security threats and advance security measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Verizon’s 5G network.
The advent of 5G wireless communications constitutes a new era of network connectivity that will revolutionize many aspects of commerce and our personal lives. Along with new technology comes the need for new security measures. Verizon is focused on protecting against threats to customers’ security and ensuring the reliability and resilience of communications services against all manner of hazards, including cyber threats.
“As the design and deployment of networks becomes more complicated and the capabilities of networks allow for much more robust systems, securing those networks is the highest priority,” said Srini Kalapala, Vice President of Network Planning for Verizon. “Not only has our network team built our 5G network with industry-leading security, but our team is anticipating and planning for future security issues to protect our network and mitigate risks today and in the future.”
Advancing the future of 5G security
While Verizon boasts a highly secure 5G network presently, Verizon engineers are continuing to drive innovation and leadership in the area of cyber security, knowing that threats evolve nearly as quickly as new technology is introduced. To that end, Verizon engineers and partners are advancing the following initiatives:
Security of Verizon’s 5G Network
In addition to advancing future security initiatives, Verizon’s Network Security team recently produced a white paper entitled “The Security of Verizon’s 5G Network”, which describes how every element of Verizon’s 5G network implements security controls that deliver confidentiality, integrity, and availability so the overall network provides subscribers with a secure communications channel. The paper highlights security initiatives including:
“In all aspects of our network, from the core of the network, to the radio access edge, even to the customer device, we have built our network to be secure,” said Kalapala. “From design, to implementation, to deployment the 5G network, built on the foundation of the best 4G security, is the gold-standard in the industry. We will not compromise when it comes to the security of our network and that of our customers’ data.”
This new white paper comes on the heels of an additional security white paper, which describes how the new architecture and capabilities of 5G networks will allow operators to detect and address cyber threats faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
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