Nokia yesterday announced the launch of its NetGuard XDR Security Operations platform and MDR services to provide communication service providers (CSPs) with stronger protection for their 5G networks as well as new revenue-enhancing security offerings. The security challenges are rising exponentially with CSPs disaggregating and opening their networks. US, UK, India, and France Governments are already strengthening the security requirements for critical infrastructure.
Nokia’s NetGuard XDR will offer CSPs with stronger networks that rapidly prevent and stop threats before they materialize. The platform modules comes with new analytics, machine learning, and automation functions to better manage incidents and react faster to neutralize threats.
XDR complements MDR whenever CSPs need additional cybersecurity expertise. Nokia utilizes XDR capabilities and integrates the processes and skills in its 24/7 Security Intelligence Operations center to offer a holistic incident management solution for detection and resolution of any security incident in a 5G network.
NetGuard XDR demonstrated 70% increased effectiveness at blocking threats according to Nokia customer field trial data by integrating disparate tools from multiple vendors. The platform supports subscription-based security services such as 5G slice monitoring, endpoint protection for enterprise IoT devices, and identity and access management.
Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services, Nokia, said: “With NetGuard XDR and MDR, Nokia is once again demonstrating its technology leadership in the critical security space. Security is a top concern with our CSP and enterprise customers, due to the increased scale and sophistication of cyber-criminal activity; and this new platform suite and managed security offering gives customers a variety of new and needed capabilities.”