Cybersecurity designed for 5G

Whalebone protects 5G network users, and supports cloud-native,
edge deployment from the start, no matter the device,
with the same touchless installation and fast time-to-market
that our Telco customers love.

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Lightening Speed but more attacks

5G connectivity brings faster speeds, lower latency for everything from streaming and gaming to connected homes, cars, and trains. This means a huge number of chances to monetize, but an equally large increase in targets for malicious actors.

Security at speed from Day One

Kubernetes integration for ultimate scalability

Security at speed

Whalebone uses some of the fastest DNS resolvers anywhere, in or out of the security space and our security process is based on DNS filtering, so there’s no added latency, even with the reduced margin for error in 5G networks. Contrast this with DPI-based security tools which slow network communications.

Kubernetes compatibility

5G requires the network connection to be moved to the network edge, and be able to instantly balance network resources, spin up and scale down resolvers as different demands arise. Whalebone was designed with edge computing in mind already. With out-of-the-box Kubernetes integration, Telcos are virtually unlimited in their ability to meet communications demands of any size.

Whalebone and 5G

  • Robust 5G security without the need for packet inspection
  • Responds to edge computing demands
  • Secures all connected devices
  • Easy to deploy
  • High adoption by end-users
  • Infinitely Scalable

5G Presents challenges for CSPs

Lightening Speed but more attacks

5G connectivity brings faster speeds, lower latency for everything from streaming and gaming to connected homes, cars, and trains. This means a huge number of chances to monetize, but an equally large increase in targets for malicious actors.

Security for 5G users:

  • Less margin for error in security applications
  • Ability to secure massive increase in traffic flow
  • Ability to secure any connected device (even those that you can’t control with EPP)

Whalebone is fully convergent, protecting all connected devices. This means that as more and more customers connect IoT, smart appliances, or even smart cars to their telco networks, Whalebone protects them, whatever they are, without requiring the Telco customers to download/install anything onto these new devices. This means more users stay protected, even where the device can’t accept apps (like an IoT lightbulb in a smart home).

More than just a new network standard

Getting the most out of 5G means more than a new standard. The need to move communications to the network edge presents an added challenge for Telcos, including the need to scale up/down network capabilities in fractions of a second to manage demand. This means lower latency, but less margin for a security tool run before it slows the communication.

Network and Security challenges:

  • Faster network means less latency margin for security tools to work within
  • Edge networking demands disqualify many security tools

Whalebone responds to these challenges without losing any of its advantages for slower networks. Not only are Whalebone’s resolvers some of the fastest on the market in their own right, and Kubernetes compatibility allow Telcos to respond to load balancing demands instantly, using tools they are already using, but 5G poses no risks to Whalebone’s industry leading time-to-market. Regardless of the type of network, Whalebone helps Telcos offer their customers security for all of their connected devices via the Telco’s own branded interface, in as little as seven weeks.

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