Threat Detection in 4G and 5G Networks
Mobile networks have become the dominant on-ramp to the Internet owing to their increased speeds, throughput, convenience, and reliability. Many ISPs are now offering consumer premise equipment for home and small office environments that leverage high-speed 4G/5G connectivity. Unfortunately, along with the growth in traffic and numbers of connected devices, network operators have experienced an increase in threat activity.
Mobile operators are aware of the growing risks to network performance, availability, and reputation as the number of threat-related incidents rises on their networks. A solution that provides scalable threat detection and visibility using telemetry passively acquired directly from the mobile core network is essential to effective risk management.
The threats within mobile networks now echo those seen in wireline environments over the past decade. Wireline ISPs all over the world, of every shape and size, utilize Arbor Sightline for traffic monitoring and reporting, threat detection, traceback and mitigation. NETSCOUT has developed Sightline Mobile to extend Sightline visibility and threat protection functions into the mobile network domain, using telemetry from MobileStream.