As billions of IoT devices become connected, intelligent security in turn becomes more important. Ericsson has launched a new IoT security offering, Threat Monitoring and Mitigation (TMM), enabling service providers to extend IoT connectivity offerings with security services.
Orange Business Services, a global network-native digital services company, collaborated closely with Ericsson during the development of the new service. It will offer the service to its enterprise customers.
Security will be a critical success factor in the deployment of the nearly six billion cellular IoT devices estimated to be in use by the end of 2026, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report.
Ericsson’s new IoT security offering for cellular IoT devices is designed to meet increasing enterprise needs to detect and respond to growing security threats. The offering supports mission-critical, industrial and enterprise environments.
With Ericsson's TMM, service providers can deliver security services on top of their IoT connectivity solutions. This enables them to offer high-value IoT threat monitoring and mitigation services to enterprises.
TMM detects both known and unknown threats and provides capabilities to block and contain threats on the enterprise's IoT service and IoT devices. This ability prohibits the exfiltration of data or participation in a denial-of-service attack.
Orange Business Services is offering the service under the name of IoT Services Controlled. It will be available on top of its IoT Managed Global Connectivity solution based on Ericsson's IoT Accelerator platform.
Ericsson's security management automation platform, Ericsson Security Manager, is the core component of the IoT Threat Monitoring and Mitigation offering, an extended capability of Ericsson's IoT Accelerator Platform.
Luc Savage, IoT Marketing Director, Orange Business Services says: ”Security is paramount for our enterprise customers. With this service, we can offer a highly demanded IoT security monitoring and mitigation service on top of our international connectivity services. Thanks to our partnership with Ericsson, we can prevent an attack and react accordingly with this solution, while ensuring our customers' data is well protected.”
Åsa Tamsons, Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson, says: “Security is one of the biggest obstacles for enterprises digitizing their businesses. Ericsson Security Manager is now integrated with its IoT Accelerator Platform to address this concern and reduce enterprises' IoT cybersecurity risks. Ericsson is proud to launch this intelligent IoT security solution and support Orange Business Services to strengthen their IoT offering.”