Scaling API Security for Telecoms

Scaling API Security for Telecoms

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API-Driven Subscriber Services

The telecom industry was among the first industrial sectors to embrace APIs as an enabler of digital transformation initiatives. API programs enabled telecom providers to drive internal efficiencies but also to generate new sources of revenue by delivering new value-added services to their subscribers.  APIs are used to expose traditional carrier services (e.g. billing, account management and payments) but also to hook into the external API ecosystems of third party service providers (e.g. Netflix, Disney & Apple).

Telecoms: A High-Value Target

Telecom providers are high-value targets for cyber attacks  because their databases carry detailed information on millions of customers. A successful telecom data breach could expose contact details, dates of birth, social security numbers, driver’s license information and credit card details. The telecom industry was among the most frequently targeted industries by ransomware operators during the second quarter of 2021, according to research by McAfee Enterprise.

Mobile apps are the primary touchpoint for accessing these services and providing new business opportunities. Failure to properly secure APIs leads to system breaches, unauthorized access to private data, and ultimately loss of customers.

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..securing telecom infrastructure comes with a set of functional requirements to support massive scale. … cybersecurity vendor 42Crunch is shown to effectively support these scaling requirements for API security in the context of telecom usage. Dr. Edward Amoroso

Founder & CEO TAG,
Former CISO AT&T

API Security at Carrier Scale

Operators have invested heavily over the past decade in API management platforms to empower their global teams of developers to consume and build API-based services. Yet neither these API management platforms nor traditional application security tools are designed to automate or scale to the required levels of protection for APIs in the telecoms industry.

That is why some of the world’s largest operators, such as British Telecom (BT), Verizon and others, are using the 42Crunch API Security platform to address the unique scaling needs of telecommunications providers. Our platform provides a comprehensive suite of  tools and protection features designed to scale with the industry’s tough functional requirements. Don’t undermine the advances achieved with an API-First approach by accepting a second-class approach to security.

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Scaling API Security for Telecoms

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