Reef Point Has Massively Scalable Gateway
Designed for Converged UMA Networks
Jul. 12, 2005 07:00 PM
Reef Point Systems has developed a massively scalable, multiservice
UMA Security Gateway, providing comprehensive security for Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) network, the company says..
Unlike other solutions, such as session border controllers, the Reef Point
solution is massively scalable, securing up to half a million
simultaneous connections. The gateway enables secure WiFi roaming and
provides subscribers with confidentiality by encapsulating the call and
signaling data in secure IPSec tunnels.
"With so many new security
threats potentially plaguing wireless operators today, relying on just
traffic management to protect their network and services is no longer enough.
What operators need are extremely scalable, comprehensive, carrier-class
security capabilities built right into the network to make certain new
services such as Voice-over-IP calls are safe and confidential," said Roger
Entner, vice president of wireless telecom at Ovum.
By deploying UMA
technology, operators can enable users to roam and handover between cellular
networks and public and private unlicensed wireless networks (WiFi and
Bluetooth). The user, equipped with a dualmode cellular/WLAN handset, can
make calls across any generic wireless LAN and IP network, with the call and
signaling data encapsulated in secure IP tunnels. These tunnels encrypt data
ensuring privacy for voice calls over the public Internet. Mobile operators
view UMA as a cost-effective method to improve residential coverage and keep
churn down with minimal infrastructure
"UMA is a
pre-cursor to IMS networks and enables operators to easily expand their
coverage and introduce new mobile data services. More than 10 operators
worldwide have already announced their intent to deploy UMA technology," said
Stephen Diamond, CEO of Reef Point Systems. "These new services will not be
widely adopted if there is a threat to the availability or integrity of the
service. Reef Point offers a complete security solution and understands that
these new services are critical to operators' profitability. "
The Reef Point UMA Security Gateway
· Massive Scalability - The Reef Point solution supports up to half
million simultaneous IPsec connections; significantly reducing capital
· Comprehensive Multiservice Security - The gateway
provides robust threat
defense including stateful firewalls with Denial of
prevention, intrusion detection services, custom firewall
virtual routing with Network Address Translation, and
session limiting to
protect against external threats.
Carrier-class Design - Uncompromising high-performance &
provided through Reef Point's patented Flow Application
and optimum mix of custom ASICs/FPGAs and network
Wireless Standards Support - Reef Point supports Internet Key
(IKEv2) and Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for GSM
Identity Modules (EAP-SIM) to provide scalable mutual
encryption and data integrity safeguards for signaling,
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WBT News Desk commented on 12 Jul 2005
The new Reef Point UMA Security Gateway provides comprehensive security for Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) networks, the company says, and unlike other solutions, such as session border controllers, is massively scalable, securing up to half a million simultaneous connections.
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