Evolved Intelligence Wins Best Mobile Authentication & Security Solution at GLOMO Awards

Posted Feb 2018

Company's Signalling Firewall Protects Networks and Consumers from Fraudsters

Wins Global Recognition at Mobile World Congress 2018

At Mobile World Congress 2018, UK-based company Evolved Intelligence was named as the best supplier of mobile network security solutions.

More than 108,000 delegates attend the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the presentation of its annual Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) is one of the highlights of the conference and exhibition.

Evolved Intelligence’s mobile network Signalling Firewall solution – which prevents fraudsters from hacking, tracking, diverting or eavesdropping on mobile phones – won this year’s GLOMO Award for the Best Mobile Authentication & Security Solution.

The judges said “Supporting both group and individual operator requirements, this delivers excellent levels of protection while requiring no replacement or upgrade as networks evolve. Protecting against fraud, it enables operators to provide security as a standard part of their service.”

Accepting the award, the company’s Commercial Director Peter Blackie said: “This award is recognition of the work we have put in over the last two years to develop and bring to market a new generation of network security that every day is preventing millions of attempts to subvert the network and defraud operators and their customers.”

In one European country last year, fraudsters stole money from consumer bank accounts by successfully intercepting the text messages sent by banks to authorise withdrawals or the movement of money. Consumers on networks protected by the Evolved Intelligence firewall were kept safe and did not become victims of the fraudulent attack.

Evolved Intelligence’s SS7 Signalling Firewall protects the interconnection between networks and consumer handsets. Currently being deployed on the networks of two of Europe’s largest mobile operator groups, the system is already monitoring and checking some 12 billion signalling messages a day.

As part of its service to operators, Evolved Intelligence also provides detailed analytics covering its signalling network traffic, helping build further protection by identifying developing fraud threats and creating specific firewall rules to block them.

“Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the 2018 GLOMO Awards," said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "The GLOMOs recognise the best of the best in mobile, highlighting the technologies, products, companies and individuals that are pushing the boundaries of ingenuity and innovation and creating a better future for all of us. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2018 GLOMOs.”

At the conference, the company’s Chief Operating Officer Steve Buck also spoke about the work Evolved Intelligence is doing to help develop protection for the next generation of 5G mobile networks and warned of the dangers of launching the new technology before the security work was finalised.

“There’s no doubt that 5G mobile networks offer exciting opportunities for a range of new connected services,” he said. “But it is vital that we complete the work on security and make sure that the interconnect between networks is protected.

“We must learn the lessons of the past,” he argued, “and ensure that security is in place from the outset as retro-fitting protection takes time and leaves both networks and consumers vulnerable to attack.”