Samsung Electronics announced on Sept. 16 that the development processes for its end-to-end networks solutions, including RAN, analytics, core, and cloud products, have successfully passed the security assessment using the Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS), established by the GSMA and 3GPP.
Besides the company’s hardware-bound RAN solutions, the development process of Samsung’s fully virtualized RAN (vRAN) was also verified by the NESAS. The company’s vRAN has been widely deployed to Tier-1 U.S. operator commercial networks, and selected to power Europe’s extensive virtual network project.
To pass the assessment, Samsung’s product development and lifecycle management processes for its network solutions underwent an independent audit to confirm how security is integrated into their design, development, implantation and maintenance processes.
The NESAS provides an industry-wide security assurance framework and defines the security requirements for product development and lifecycle processes, using 3GPP-defined security test cases.
“We are pleased to be recognized by the NESAS security audit for our dedication to building secure and reliable networks,” said Senior Vice President Chong So-hyong at Samsung Electronics.
He added, “As a trusted partner to global operators, we will continue to ensure our product development and full lifecycle management processes of network equipment to achieve the highest security standards.”