A further subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group is now working with the German security specialist
Hamburg, Germany. 17 October 2017 – Starting in October Makedonski Telekom, as a part of Deutsche Telekom Group since 2001, will be safeguarding its mobile customers from online threats by providing them with user-friendly and powerful baseline protection. The solution is based on the cloud security service from the German company Secucloud.
Following a call for tenders early this year, Makedonski Telekom selected Secucloud. According to Makedonski Telekom representatives, there were several factors they found convincing, including the speed and ease of integration as well as the fact that Secucloud was already being used successfully at other subsidiaries of the Deutsche Telekom Group. With Secucloud’s cloud-based security solution, Makedonski Telekom will also be able to offer their customers centralised protection from online dangers, without users needing to worry about installing or updating any software.
Optimal combination of security functions
Makedonski Telekom is planning to make the service available to its customers from October onwards. Users with a mobile contract will be able to use it free for a test period, and will then be able to add it to their existing service contract by paying a monthly fee. The service will be based on Secucloud’s Advanced Security Suite, which protects mobile internet users from online threats like viruses, Trojans and other malware by detecting and removing them before they reach the user’s smartphone. It automatically routes all internet traffic from apps, browsers and background processes through Secucloud’s Elastic Cloud Security System (ECS2), where it is checked for damaging content using a combination of powerful security mechanisms. These include anti-phishing, anti-malware, anti-bot, anti-hacking and anti-anonymiser tools. If the solution detects any threats, it blocks the harmful data packets automatically, offering users comprehensive protection while they use the mobile internet.
Dennis Monner, CEO von Secucloud, notes: “Cyber-criminals follow the money. Mobile devices, sales of which are still showing impressive growth rates, are naturally in their sights. That’s why it’s so important for telcos to be able to offer their private customers an easy and efficient way of protecting themselves against harmful content.”
About Makedonski Telekom
Makedonski Telekom, the leading national telco operator is part of Deutsche Telekom Group since 2001. The company offers voice and data services provided via fixed and mobile network, within many years of experience and leadership on the market. It also constantly introduces international know-how, innovative solutions and cutting-edge technological trends. Makedonski Telekom offers a portfolio for residential and business customers, provided from a single source and focuses on Cloud and ICT solutions in order to provide the best customer experience. To this end, and in accordance with the latest telecommunication trends, Makedonski Telekom is continuously focused on the modern-day needs and demands of the customers.
Secucloud is the first German-based provider of a comprehensive, completely cloud-based, enterprise-class security system for telcos and mobile phone operators. The modular Elastic Cloud Security System (ECS2) is installed directly into the carrier’s network infrastructure, enabling it to protect its customers from all cyber-threats on the internet in a centralised way. Customers do not need to install any software on their devices, so no setup or maintenance is required. The Secucloud solution scales elastically and can protect more than 100 million users effectively and in real time. While customers are surfing the web, the various analysers in ECS2 scan all data traffic for malicious and damaging content. To ensure extensive protection, Secucloud combines multiple powerful security technologies, including multi-AV engines, next generation firewall, packet analysers (including deep packet inspection as well as IDS and IPS systems), global cloud intelligence, DNS layer analysers, SSL scan decision, trust & reputation analysers, APT sandbox analysers and content analysers.
Further information about the company and its solutions is available on www.secucloud.com.