Ericsson helps Orange with IoT security

  • June 9, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Orange Business Services is offering Ericsson’s latest IoT security service for enterprises.

As billions of IoT devices become connected, intelligent security in turn becomes more important. Ericsson has launched an IoT security offering with threat monitoring and mitigation (TMM), enabling service providers to extend IoT connectivity offerings with security services.

Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, collaborated closely with Ericsson during the development of the 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.

The IoT security offering for cellular IoT devices is designed to meet increasing enterprise needs to detect and respond to growing security threats. It supports mission-critical, industrial and enterprise environments.

With TMM, service providers can deliver security services on top of their IoT connectivity. 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 based on Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform.

Ericsson’s Security Manager automation platform is the core component of TMM, offering an extended capability of the Accelerator platform.

“Security is paramount for our enterprise customers,” said Luc Savage, IoT marketing director at Orange Business Services. “With this, we can offer a highly demanded IoT security monitoring and mitigation on top of our international connectivity services. Thanks to our partnership with Ericsson, we can prevent an attack and react accordingly with this, while ensuring our customers’ data are well protected.”

Åsa Tamsons, head of business area technologies at Ericsson, added: “Security is one of the biggest obstacles for enterprises digitising their businesses. Ericsson Security Manager is now integrated with the IoT Accelerator platform to address this concern and reduce enterprises’ IoT cyber-security risks. Ericsson is proud to launch this intelligent IoT security and support Orange Business Services to strengthen their IoT offering.”