Spirent Communications offers 5G security automation package

Spirent Communications announced a subscription-based security automation package as part of the 5G Core Automation Platform for Spirent Landslide.
Spirent at MWC 2019
The security package, a part of subscription-based automated test platform launched by Spirent in 2021, will come with a pre-built security test library. The new package enables service providers to accelerate time-to-market by up to 60 percent and achieve cost savings of up to 80 percent.

The open cloud-based architecture of 5G introduces the potential for new security vulnerabilities that must be secured to support the mission-critical use cases being promised by 5G. Spirent’s new security automation package for Landslide combines the company’s proven test methodology, automation, and 5G and security expertise into a single pre-built solution that service providers can plug into their automation pipelines.

Spirent’s 5G Core Security Automation Package provides control plane testing with a robust library of expert-designed test cases for 3GPP Security Assurance Specification (SCAS) standards and security attack emulation.

“It is imperative that every 5G operator integrate security-based testing into a continuous test model. Our latest 5G Core Automation offering will help to keep operators protected from potential security impacts,” Doug Roberts, general manager of Spirent’s Lifecycle Service Assurance business, said in a news statement.

Spirent 5G Core Automation Platform has three packages (Compliance, Capacity & Performance, and Security) enabling customers to automate testing and validation. The packages provide access to a library of pre-built test cases developed with products and solutions, such as Spirent Landslide core emulation, Spirent Velocity test automation, and the company’s world-class professional services.