OneLayer: Securing and Managing Private 5G/LTE Networks

Discover OneLayer's role in enhancing enterprise networks with enhanced security and efficiency for 5G/LTE, reducing cybersecurity costs by 80%.

Introduction | OneLayer’s Role in Enhancing Enterprise Networks

IoT and private 5G/LTE networks open the door to new and exciting innovations. But while unlocking tremendous business value, it also creates a new set of challenges for security and network teams. OneLayer Bridge™ enables enterprises to extend their enterprise network capabilities to 5G/LTE, extending security visibility and Zero Trust Architecture policies to 5G/LTE infrastructure. OneLayer makes discovering, managing, and securing 5G/LTE device activity easy by providing the critical missing link between the cellular packet core and the existing enterprise IT/OT/Security architecture.

Challenges Faced | Addressing the Complexities of Private Cellular Network Deployment

Our customers, enterprises from the manufacturing, utilities, mining, and ports are facing the following challenges when deploying their operational private cellular network:

Private cellular network security challenges that can’t be addressed using the existing IT/OT security tools:

  • Apply segmentation in the cellular network, as they were used to in the IT/OT network,
  • Lack of visibility into east-west traffic,
  • Private cellular network access control (security policies enforcement) and automatic policy assignment,
  • Lack of visibility behind cellular routers (For non-cellular devices using the network with the help of cellular routers),
  • Device abnormal behavior detection,
  • Remediation of anomalous behavior,
  • Location-based device tracking and alerts.

Private cellular network operations and asset management challenges that can’t be addressed using the existing IT/OT operations tools:

  • Inventory visibility and asset management,
  • Asset profiling and classification,
  • High cost of adding a new device or use case,
  • Manual, cumbersome security policy operations, QoS can’t be prioritized.

OneLayer Solution Implemented

Below are the key components of the OneLayer Private 5G/LTE Networks Security Solution.

OneLayer helps organizations reduce costs for cybersecurity management efficiency and effectiveness by 80%

The OneLayer Bridge™ Solution | Bridging the Gap in Private LTE and 5G Network Management

The OneLayer Bridge was created to overcome a critical gap created by private 5G/LTE network deployment. It bridges organizations’ asset management and security needs across networks and enables them to implement a zero-trust approach for their private 5G/LTE networks. The OneLayer Bridge, a software-only platform, integrates with the network’s packet core, other relevant networks, servers (such as cellular router, PTT, location, etc.), and security products across the enterprise domain, creating a single pane of glass. The platform creates a OneID and automatically builds a one-of-a-kind profile for each connected device, enriching all the integrated products and translating actionable decisions across networks.

Asset Management with OneLayer Bridge | Simplifying Device Management and Classification in Private Networks

Automatic device detection and profile products make it simple for organizations to build a highly granular physical device mapping, classify the devices based on operational needs, and generate insights and actionable decisions. The product simplifies the management of all private 5G/LTE device inventory (cellular and non-cellular), including tracking device behavior and root cause analysis when malfunctions occur. The product also classifies devices based on operational logic and allocates the proper quality of service (QoS).

Enhancing Security with OneLayer Bridge™ | Reinforcing Zero-Trust Security in Private Cellular Networks

The OneLayer Bridge Security makes it possible for organizations to rebuild their zero-trust approach by implementing the prevention cycle – device profiling, classification, policy creation, monitoring, and policy enforcement by leveraging existing enforcement engines in the network. The product restores lost visibility to other security tools in the enterprise domain through integration and enrichment. The product also leverages existing policies from other networks and extends them to the cellular network.

The Power of OneLayer Geo-Fencing | Utilizing Location-Based Decision-Making for Enhanced Security

By leveraging the OneLayer Bridge profile capabilities and the ability to collect device and network locations, the geo-fencing product enables location and context-based decision-making through the visualized prism.

The Advantages of OneLayer’s Solution

Below are the benefits offered by OneLayer Private 5G/LTE Networks Security Solution.

Improve Cybersecurity Management Efficiency and Effectiveness – Reduce costs by 80%

Zero-trust security with real-time visibility and auto policy enforcement. Improved efficiency for policy management and incident response. Minimizes costs and reputational damage from security breaches. Avoids the costs of unnecessary firewall and network hardware.

Optimize Network Operations, Performance Management, and Uptime – Reduce costs by half

Pinpoints and resolves device and network performance issues faster, Increases availability. Reduces operational costs through process automation. Reduces software, hardware, log storage, and system administration costs by avoiding unnecessary on-premises infrastructure.

Increase Supply Chain Efficiency – Reduce costs by 80%

See which devices are deployed and where. Implement cost-effective inventory strategies. Reduces asset management costs and complexity. Minimizes inventory costs by maintaining optimal device and device parts inventory in suitable locations.

Develop Specialized Organizational Knowledge and Skills – Reduce costs by 60%

Talented security experts who are also cellular experts are rare and expensive resources. Reduces the cost of recruiting specialized cellular security experts and training costs. Minimizes dependency on 3rd-party consultants by empowering in-house resources with the tools to succeed.

Simplify Regulatory Compliance – Reduce costs by a third

Provides visibility and control to extend compliance strategies to cellular infrastructure. Eliminates exposure to possible fines of millions of dollars. Simplifies adherence to security regulations and standards with granular cellular policy controls. Provides evidence of compliance with service-level agreements through detailed tracking and traceability.

OneLayer’s Successful Deployment in the Utility Sector

OneLayer has significantly impacted the utility sector by enhancing the security of private 5G/LTE networks. This enhancement has resulted in a notable 300% return on investment (ROI) for its utility customers. By focusing on private cellular networks, OneLayer has enabled these companies to secure their operations better and improve efficiency.

Challenges and Solutions in Private Cellular Networks

Operating private cellular networks presents several challenges for utility companies and other enterprises. These challenges include effective cybersecurity management, optimizing operations, speeding up the supply chain, understanding cellular network technology, and adhering to regulatory standards. OneLayer’s solutions specifically address these issues, offering a comprehensive approach that maximizes the benefits of private cellular networks for enterprises.

Benefits of the OneLayer Bridge Solution

The OneLayer Bridge solution has successfully tackled these challenges, resulting in a substantial 300% ROI. The solution enhances cybersecurity by providing real-time monitoring and efficient policy enforcement, which also reduces operational costs through automation. Furthermore, it streamlines supply chain processes, ensuring smooth and agile operations. Additionally, the solution simplifies compliance with industry regulations, making it easier for companies to meet necessary standards without added complexity.

Conclusion

This success underscores OneLayer‘s dedication to providing advanced technology solutions that meet the evolving needs of modern enterprises. The development of their solutions has been informed by insights from various industry leaders, including WWT, Anterix, Nokia, and Burns & McDonnell.

Customer Testimonials

Real-World Endorsements of OneLayer‘s Impact in Various Industries

“With the deployment of the private 5G network and OneLayer’s security platform, the hospital will be able to securely connect its devices without compromising speed, patient data, or health security,” said Dany Zohar, Director of Infrastructure and Information Security, CTO Division of Government Hospitals at the Israeli Ministry of Health. “The visibility and context-based segmentation provided by OneLayer will properly enable the ability to connect different types of equipment on the same network – a basic requirement for hospitals as they become more and more connected.”

Private cellular networks introduce new technologies and potential threat vectors that could impact our business. We want to enable the benefits of cellular networks while maintaining visibility and segmentation policies in a zero-trust model,” said Matthew Stucky, enterprise security architect at Koch Industries. “We look forward to working with OneLayer to build security into our cellular network while optimizing business outcomes.”

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