Nokia opens security centre in Berlin

Nokia has opened a new mobile security complex in Berlin aimed at creating robust telecommunications security for operators of mobile networks.

The centre, equipped with fully operational 4G/LTE, will be a research hub of expertise focusing on combating security challenges as mobile broadband networks and users are increasingly targeted by criminals.

“As IP becomes all-pervasive and as security threats become increasingly diverse and sophisticated, network operators can no longer rely on traditional security models,” said Patrick Donegan, chief analyst at Heavy Reading.

“The new Nokia Security Centre in Berlin is an important milestone in supporting operators as they seek to respond to the challenges of the new security landscape,” he added.

The number of mobile malware items reached two million unique samples earlier this year, according to a report from TrendMicro, an Internet content security software company. Trends show that mobile malware growth exceeded that of malware targeted at PCs for the first time, with threats including eavesdropping, web session hijacking and software backdoors.

Nokia will help mobile operators tackle these threats and protect their network infrastructure by deploying comprehensive network testing from the core to the device and providing mobile operators with tailor-made solutions.

“Nokia is designing all its products with security built-in and is continuously expanding its security portfolio with our own developments as well as with qualified partner products. Our solutions improve the security of our digital society,” said Marc Rouanne, executive vice president, mobile broadband at Nokia Networks.

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