Gemalto, Intel Join Forces to Secure 5G Virtualized Networks

Intel and Gemalto are combining digital security technologies to better protect virtualized networks.Gemalto, Intel Join Forces to Secure 5G Virtualized Networks

The companies have announced that Intel has integrated Gemalto’s SafeNet Data Protection On Demand software into its Intel Software Guard Extensions secure enclave. With the latter being used in Intel’s cloud server computers, Gemalto is delivering added security to the processors.

It’s a move aimed at enhancing the security of Internet of Things devices running on the kinds of 5G virtualized networks supported by Intel SGX. As the companies explained in a statement announcing the integration, “the combined solution secures virtualized networks from core to multi-access edge by ensuring virtual functions and applications residing in network slices are protected and isolated.” In other words, the aim is to make sure a malicious attack against one connected device in this kind of virtualized network won’t compromise the entire network.

Gemalto and Intel made their announcement at the start of this year’s RSA security conference, which kicked off today in San Francisco; and the companies say they are demoing their combined solution from Intel’s booth, North #3435, in the Moscone Center.