SS7 & Diameter Fraud & Security Solutions
We can protect your network against fraudulent attacks and privacy breaches across the full range of signalling security threats identified by GSMA e.g. in FS11 and IR82, including those requiring more complex Category 3 stateful checks such as location and velocity. Drawing on our extensive experience in both telecoms and banking, we are able to clearly distinguish between legitimate and malicious signalling, and provide your network with the means to take appropriate action.
Our flexible and configurable rules are able to adapt to all local environments. Our powerful analytics, intuitive UI and flexible rule implementation allow new threats to be identified and addressed quickly and easily. We can also detect and protect against the bypass of the correct routes for A2P messaging and SMS spam and ensure you achieve the appropriate revenue for your A2P traffic. We process over 10 billion signalling messages every single day, and our proven, scalable solution is live in many regions, including with a number of Tier 1 Operator Groups.
Why Is Signalling Security Important?
Mobile security in general, and signalling security in particular, is rapidly becoming a topic of great public interest, with more and more people, both good and bad, becoming aware of the vulnerabilities in the SS7 network.
The following timeline contains examples that show just how easy it is for fraudsters to infiltrate your mobile network, and demonstrates the importance of taking steps to protect it.
- 2008: First public disclosure - Tobias Engel, Chaos Computer Club, 'Locating Mobile Phones using SS7'
- July 2010: The Carmen Sandiego Project shows how an individual can be tracked
- December 2014: Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg - Karsten Nohl
- April 2016: 60 Minutes show in Australia hacks Senator Nick Xenophon
- April 2016: 60 Minutes show in US hacks Congressman Ted Lieu
- May 2016: Researchers demo how to hack WhatsApp, Facebook & Telegram
- March 2017: Fraudulent exploits of SS7 on the rise: get your firewalls and filters in place now
- March 2017: Federal Communications Commission - US Congress reports SS7 recommendations
- May 2017: O2 Germany customers have their bank accounts emptied because of SS7 flaw