NSN is to Open a Mobile Broadband Security Center in Germany
Published on: 13th Mar 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has announced plans to establish a Mobile Broadband Security Center in Berlin which will be fully operational in the second half of 2014.
The new Mobile Broadband Security Center will be located in NSN's premises in Berlin. It will allow end-to-end security testing for multi-vendor mobile broadband environments. In addition to this, NSN and its partners in the security ecosystem will be able to simulate threat scenarios and assess security solutions in the center.
The company said that rnd user security is becoming more and more critical as mobile communications are increasingly exposed to malware and, as they put it "other threats". Germany is particularly sensitive about NSA spying allegations at the moment, which may be a factor in the decision to locate the security testing centre in that country.
"Europe and specifically Germany are leading drivers for the highest standards of telco security and privacy protection. This in conjunction with our security expertise and significant R&D footprint in Germany makes Berlin a natural choice for us," said Hermann Rodler, managing director of NSN in Germany.
NSN has also recently launched Mobile Guard, which complements the existing Content Security solution to deliver protection right through to subscribers' devices even if they have no anti-malware protection software.