Telus selects Palo Alto Networks to secure 5G cloud networks

Palo Alto Networks has been selected by Telus to help secure its 5G network, one of the largest high-speed networks in Canada.

Specifically, Palo Alto Networks will help Telus secure its 5G network and provide real-time threat mitigation using its hardware and software firewalls to protect high-capacity network interfaces on its 5G standalone core and Internet perimeter. , as well as to ensure the security of its IoT Clients.

“Securing 5G requires a zero-trust approach to protect all elements of the mobile network across key network interfaces, cloud workloads, and user traffic,” said Anand Oswal, senior vice president of security. network at Palo Alto Networks.

“Our native 5G security is the industry’s most comprehensive zero-trust solution, with best-in-class capabilities to protect mobile infrastructure and the critical applications running on it. We’re excited to help Telus build a 5G network that provides enterprise-grade security to their customers.”

Palo Alto Networks will use its zero-trust approach, a security framework that is applied across the entire controls ecosystem that includes network, endpoint, cloud, application, IoT, identity that many organizations use for protection that goes beyond the traditional network edge. .

“We know that security is a top priority for our customers, and we are deeply committed to keeping people safe while optimizing the customer experience on our premier network,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer, Telus.

“The 5G market is evolving rapidly, propelling innovations through data insights and AI, and it is essential that we implement robust solutions that enable flexible growth, without compromising security. We are proud to build on our decade-long partnership with Palo Alto Networks. to ensure that our sophisticated, award-winning networks remain protected against all kinds of threats, protecting Canadians and unlocking the endless possibilities of 5G. »

For a complete zero-trust approach to cloud-native mobile infrastructure, Telus will use Palo Alto Networks Cloud Workload Protection to protect its cloud-based network functions.

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