Botnet attacks have become real.

Near-perfect network availability is one of the most important strategic objectives for mobile network operators and supported by billions in network investment. But the environment has significantly changed, and now, malicious attacks are likely to come from infected subscriber or IoT mobile devices. A more comprehensive and effective security posture is required to sustain desired network availability.

This paper discusses expanding attack vectors and proposes a new, prevention-oriented approach to mobile network security that provides application-level visibility and better equips operators to sustain network availability objectives against growing malware threats.