Inseego and CyberReef Partnership Seeks to Secure 5G Mobile Access

This week, 5G enterprise cloud WAN equipment provider Inseego and mobile firewall maker CyberReef announced a partnership that the two companies say will help deliver secure 5G mobile access applications optimize.

The global 5G technology market is expected to remain white-hot. Market research firm Allied Market Research said the 5G technology market was valued at $5.13 billion in 2020 but is expected to reach $798 billion by 2030. That’s just under a 66% annual growth rate. The investments come as executives believe advanced 5G wireless can transform their organizations and even enable new business models. Still, safety concerns remain.

CyberReef’s MobileWall is a cloud-based firewall designed to secure mobile wireless access over on-demand mobile private networks and manage data usage with filtering and app throttling capabilities. According to CyberReef, app throttling enables businesses to slow down certain high-bandwidth applications, optimize mobile network usage, improve mobile service quality, and eliminate mobile data overage.

CyberReef’s MobileWall is delivered through Inseego’s Wavemaker 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) product line and is integrated with the CyberReef MobileWall.

According to Inseego, the Wavemaker 5G FWA portfolio is certified with all leading US mobile operators and supports 5G Sub-6 GHz and mmWave, C-Band, CBRS, LTE and Wi-Fi 6. The Wavemaker 5G FWA portfolio also supports advanced security features , IP pass-through and critical network routing functions. Devices can be managed remotely with Inseego Connect or with existing out-of-band management software, the company says.

Glenn Longley, VP of Product Management at Inseego, said their 5G devices can be deployed as a primary 5G device or as an upgrade to existing 4G failover or wireless networks. MobileWall offers additional layers of security designed for government, healthcare, education, and retail organizations—vertical industries that each have specific regulatory data requirements.

Longley added that the combination provides customers with a secure WAN that enables compliance with regulations such as the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), HIPAA and PCI-DSS.

“It reduces time and bureaucracy by providing IT organizations with security – an out-of-the-box suite of solutions provided by US-based vendors that meet US government connectivity and compliance requirements in retail and other purchasing transactions meet, education and healthcare for a variety of use cases,” he said.

If companies want to reap the benefits of 5G, these networks need to be secure. “Some of the biggest prospects for 5G and IoT are yet to come,” Longley added. “Technologies such as network slicing, ultra-low latency connections, and networks that adapt much faster to changing requirements have yet to be commercially deployed in the wild at any scale. But even these come quickly.”