Nokia has opened Nokia Security Center in Berlin, its advanced mobile broadband security complex featuring a research laboratory, demo center and conference facilities.
The launch comes in the wake of the findings that mobile malware now surpasses that of PCs. An example cited by Nokia says 72 percent of all malware causes fraudulent premium SMS messages to be sent from mobiles.
The Center is equipped with fully operational 4G/LTE test network, offering a platform for mobile network operators, partners, governments and academic institutes to develop and share security know-how and expertise, Nokia said.
The hub aims to address the security challenges arising due to the increased proliferation of smartphones and the development of all-IP networks. LTE, small cells and cloud technologies are also adding to the challenges to operators and device vendors.
Mobile networks are increasingly prone to eavesdropping, web session hijacking, software backdoors and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. To help stakeholders address these issues, Nokia will offer insight into a wide variety of threats through the new Nokia Security Center.
The center features a full range of its security solutions, as well as products from partners such as Check Point, F-Secure, Infoblox, Insta DefSec, Juniper Networks and Optenet.
Marc Rouanne, executive vice president, Mobile Broadband, Nokia Networks, said, “The Nokia Security Center is the vital next stage in our strategy to make mobile broadband security a key differentiator for our company.”