Cobham Wireless introduces cyber security threat emulation testing

TeraVM cyber security threat analysis examines infrastructure against real-world incidents including denial of service and SQL injection attacks

Cobham Wireless introduces cyber security threat emulation testing

Cobham Wireless has launched the TeraVM cyber security threat analysis solution designed to enable operators to validate their security status by testing their infrastructure against the latest security threats.

Using real-world threat intelligence gathered from its cyber security database, TeraVM simulates both malicious and legitimate traffic to validate and secure the network with real-world scenario testing. Malicious traffic includes threats such as high-profile denial of service and SQL injection (SQLi) attacks. TeraVM accurately emulates techniques used by cyber criminals to attack the infrastructure of some of the world’s largest communications providers.

Cobham argues that the sophistication of modern security attacks means simply testing next generation firewalls against perceived threats is no longer adequate to ensure network resiliency. In order to protect the infrastructure and subscribers, operator defences must be thoroughly examined throughout the network lifecycle against new hacking techniques. This needs to be performed against a background of emulated network application traffic to guarantee effectiveness of infrastructure in real-world scenarios.

Cyber security threat analysis is offered as part of Cobham Wireless’ TeraVM application and security emulation solution, which can scale to terabits per second of application traffic and is currently used by the world’s largest service providers. TeraVM provides threat simulation in an elastic deployment model by leveraging a fully virtualised solution used on industry-standard hardware platforms.

“In today’s climate of seemingly daily security incidents it is vital that operators ensure they are completely protected from the latest threats,” said Robert Winters, TeraVM director at Cobham Wireless. “By testing defences against theoretical incidents or in isolation from network traffic, mobile operators are exposing themselves to potentially devastating attacks which can cause serious service disruption and other security incidents.”

Ian Langley, VP and general manager, Cobham Wireless, added: “Cobham Wireless is committed to providing the complete network validation solution to our customers. By adding the highest calibre of security protection to the TeraVM platform, we are arming operators with an invaluable resource to help them in their constant fight against cybercriminals.”

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