22 May 2024
Smart Axiata raises the bar by becoming first to launch global standard security solutions in collaboration with SecurityGen to safeguard customer data
22 May 2024 – Smart Axiata, the leading mobile network operator in Cambodia, has announced the successful launch of the Next Generation Signaling Firewall (NGSF) and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) in collaboration with SecurityGen, a global telecom cybersecurity firm. These cutting-edge systems mark a significant milestone in Smart’s ongoing efforts to safeguard its network infrastructure and protect customer data.

The NGSF is not just a defense mechanism; it serves as a bastion of network security, ensuring comprehensive protection for both voice and data services. By thoroughly inspecting the signaling controls for voice calls, data sessions, and Internet connectivity, the NGSF provides a holistic, deep, protocol-level inspection and intrusion prevention capabilities. Collaborating with SecurityGen, Smart has implemented a robust system that fortifies its subscribers against potentially advanced threats from anywhere around the globe.

One of the key features of the NGSF is its comprehensive cross-protocol signaling firewall platform, covering protocols such as Signaling System 7 (SS7), Diameter, and GTP. SS7 is responsible for connection setup, routing, and control, while Diameter handles authentication and authorization. GTP facilitates secured data transport over the network. The SecurityGen NGSF, also known as Telecom Security Guard (TSG), prevents a wide range of attacks, including data theft, identity spoofing, location tracing, and denial-of-service attacks.

“We are proud to be the first mobile network operator in Cambodia to successfully implement the Next Generation Signaling Firewall and Intrusion Detection System,” stated Ziad Shatara, CEO of Smart Axiata. “This achievement is not only a testament to Smart’s commitment to digital security but also reinforces Cambodia’s reputation as a nation that prioritizes and invests in the safety of its citizens’ digital experiences.”

The NGSF offers numerous benefits to both Smart and its customers. For Smart, its implementation results in improved security, enhanced compliance with industry standards, increased agility in deploying new services and technologies, and proactive security backed by active intelligence.

Telecom customers also reap the benefits of TSG, with increased reliability, reduced risk from cyberattacks and fraud, and the assurance that their telecom services are protected in an ever-expanding digital landscape. Most importantly, it protects customers from bad actors that intend to steal their identities, which further allows them to perform malicious attacks on subscribers, such as SMS spamming, spoofing, and other serious threats.

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Smart, as this latest achievement underscores their unwavering commitment to ensuring the highest levels of security and protection for their Cambodian consumers. Smart’s successful implementation of SecurityGen NGSF and IDS, in strict accordance with the rigorous global telecom security standards established by GSMA, reinforces their steadfast dedication to delivering cutting-edge experiences to their subscribers in the most secure format,” said Amit Nath, CEO and co-founder of SecurityGen.

“Our collaboration with Smart represents a proud milestone as we embark on this pioneering initiative. We firmly believe that this endeavor sets a new industry benchmark for telecom security in the region.”

As the digital world rapidly evolves, the need to safeguard network and data security is becoming increasingly essential. Smart’s implementation of the NGSF and IDS demonstrates its leadership in embracing state-of-the-art technology and security infrastructure to protect its customers and contribute to the development of the telecom and digital industry in Cambodia.

About Smart Axiata
Smart Axiata Co., Ltd., Cambodia’s leading mobile telecommunications operator, currently serves 8 million subscribers under the “Smart” brand. Smart Axiata is part of Axiata Group Berhad, one of Asia’s largest telecommunications groups. Smart is at the forefront of mobile technology advancement in Cambodia. Smart aspires to be the #1 & most loved communication tech brand in Cambodia, while having a strong corporate social responsibility and sustainability agenda for national socio-economic growth

About SecurityGen
SecurityGen is a global company focused on telecom security. We deliver a solid security foundation to drive secure telecom digital transformations and ensure safe and robust network operations. Our extensive product and service portfolio provides complete protection against existing and advanced telecom security threats.
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