DISH picks Palo Alto Networks to secure 5G network

DISH picks Palo Alto Networks to secure 5G network

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Palo Alto Networks has been selected by DISH Network Corporation to assist with securing the first cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network in the USA.

“As part of our efforts to revolutionize wireless connectivity, it’s imperative that we integrate security into our 5G network from the ground up. As a result, we are incorporating innovative, next-generation vendors to provide our network with 5G-native security from day one of deployment,” said Marc Rouanne, Chief Network Officer, DISH. “Palo Alto Networks is a leading security provider that excels  at safeguarding enterprises, mobile networks and cloud platforms.”

“5G promises much more than increased browsing speeds on mobile devices. When built as a secure network, 5G can bring massive business transformation and enable smart supply chains, autonomous transportation, smart manufacturing, mass adoption of the Internet of Things and much more,” said Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer, Palo Alto Networks.

DISH will leverage Palo Alto Networks for container security, secure network slicing, real-time threat correlation and dynamic security enforcement. DISH will use Palo Alto Networks’ industry-first, cloud-native security offering, including the VM-series and CN-series Next-Generation Firewalls, as well as Prisma Cloud — the only comprehensive, cloud-native security platform on the market today.


Further reading

Benetel joins SONIC program to push UK 5G OpenRAN
Complete radio platform designed for 5G O-RAN ecosystem
HP Enterprise paves way for mass deployment of 5G Open RAN

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