Near-perfect network availability is one of the most important strategic objectives for mobile network operators (MNOs) and supported by billions in network investment. Historically, with malicious attacks coming primarily through the internet (Gi/SGi), operator security strategies have focused on protecting known vulnerabilities of specific network elements, interfaces and protocols, but the environment has significantly changed, and MNOs are now facing new malware-based incidents that threaten network availability as well as subscriber confidentiality. 

Palo Alto Networks® Security Operating Platform includes a comprehensive set of software features that significantly enhances application-layer protection and visibility across all network peering points – at the SGi interface (external internet facing), at the S1 RAN interface, and at the S5/S8 roaming network interface points of presence.