German security specialist announces partnership with another mobile provider
Hamburg, Germany. 25 September 2017 – Cybercriminals always do a cost-benefit analysis before launching an attack by estimating how many users they can potentially affect with their malware. The explosion in the use of smartphones and similar mobile devices means that online gangsters are increasingly focusing on them. In order to deal with this growth in threats and risks on the internet, the mobile operator life:) Belarus has decided to provide its 1.6 million customers with the cloud-based Advanced Security Suite from the German security specialist Secucloud. The operator plans to deliver the service as part of its portfolio by the end of this year and offer its private customers user-friendly and high-performance protection that will enable them to use the mobile internet securely.
“User-friendliness and simplicity are among the key qualities that differentiate us on the market,” says Dina Tsybulskaya, CEO at CJSC Belarusian Telecommunication Network. “This is why we offer our customers a wide range of options on top of our regular products, enabling users to add them to the service they buy and optimise their mobile user experience even more. In these days of increasing internet threats, it is important that we also include a high-performance security service. With Secucloud’s cloud-based security solution, our customers are protected from internet threats and do not need to worry about installing or constantly updating software. This convenience is exactly what our customers expect from us.”
Cloud-based protection for home users
Secucloud and life:) have laid the cornerstone of their collaboration. The security service is based on Secucloud’s Advanced Security Suite, which protects mobile internet users from online threats like viruses, Trojans and fraudulent malware. It works by routing 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 variety of security mechanisms. These include anti-phishing, anti-malware, anti-bot, anti-hacking and anti-anonymiser tools. In this way, any threats are detected and removed before they reach the user’s smartphone.
“Following on from our master agreements with two of the largest groups in the telecommunications industry – Deutsche Telekom AG and Ooredoo –, we’re currently expanding our sales activities in the European and Asian region,” explains Dennis Monner, CEO of Secucloud. “We’ve taken another important step for market development in Europe and Asia with this new partnership: life:) is part of the international Turkcell Group, with a number of subscribers that amounted to approximately 51.4 million as of June 30, 2017. Turkcell Group companies operate in nine countries – Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Northern Cyprus, Germany, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Moldova.”
life:) is a Turkcell Group company; operating in Belarus and having 1.6 million customers. life:) is known as the innovative player of Belarus telecommunications market with the new product and service launches. Launching first 3G services in Belarus, having the first mobile operator loyalty club in the country (mylife) and selling the first modems and smartphones as an operator are some examples of life’s initiatives in the market. life:) is also the most preferred operator in Belarus mobile number portability market and is the only one with positive net-add in MNP since 2012. Nowadays; life:) provides 2G/3G/4G services to its customer and actively expands its product portfolio with digital services. The company has 258 roaming partners in 142 countries and more than 500 sales points across the country.
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.