Utimaco launches Mobile Network TrustServer

Mobile Network TrustServer is Utimaco’s latest development for Network Equipment Providers, specifically designed for mobile subscriber authentication and key agreement security requirements in 5G mobile networks.

Aachen, Germany and Campbell (CA), May 6, 2021 – Utimaco, a leading global provider of IT security solutions, introduces Mobile Network TrustServer, a scalable and customizable solution for highly secure mobile subscriber authentication and key agreement in 3G, 4G and especially 5G mobile networks that fulfills the compliance requirements according to the 3GPP TS 33.501 “Security architecture and procedures for 5G System” security specification.

5G as a key enabler of the Internet of Things will boost the number of connected devices, with all the increased vulnerabilities and new attack vectors that are related to the great potential of this development. Two factors especially are driving the need for security: many industrial – i.e. critical and systemically relevant – applications are built based on 5G IoT technology, and 5G networks themselves are part of national critical infrastructures and therefore in the focus of governments and regulatory authorities.

Building on its long-standing trusted relationship and experience with Mobile Network Operators and Network Equipment Providers, Utimaco developed Mobile Network TrustServer as a unique combination of a certified environment and interface integration designed for subscriber identity de-concealing, authentication and key agreement in mobile networks. The new platform addresses the security requirements especially of the growing number of new players and solution providers in the 5G/IoT space.

Features of this high performance HSM platform include:

  • Compliance with the 3GPP TS 33.501 “Security architecture and procedures for 5G System” security requirements
  • Execution of subscriber identity de-concealing and key agreement within a secure, tamper-protected, and compliant environment
  • High availability at running authentication and key agreement protocols in a redundant system setup
  • Processing of subscriber data and key generation at unprecedented speed
  • Scalable for each network size
  • Easy integration through dedicated interfaces
  • Customizable encryption algorithms

“Utimaco as a company is uniquely positioned to offer this kind of solutions since we have been trusted partners of both Network Equipment Providers and MNOs for many years in the areas of network security and regulatory compliance.” says Mario Galatovic, Vice President Products & Alliances at Utimaco. “This combined expertise went into the development of Mobile Network TrustServer as a strategic evolution of our portfolio around technical security in 5G networks. A secure authentication of 5G network interfaces based on cryptographic methods will be key to the success of and trust in IoT applications. It provides a much stronger and more objective proof than the political validation of approved solutions. Mobile Network TrustServer is a new and logical step in our ongoing mission of creating trust in the digital society.”

About Utimaco

UTIMACO is a global platform provider of trusted Cybersecurity and Compliance solutions and services with headquarters in Aachen (Germany) and Campbell, CA (USA). UTIMACO develops on-premises and cloud-based hardware security modules and key management solutions as well as compliance solutions for telecommunication providers in the field of regulation. UTIMACO is one of the world's leading manufacturers in both of these market segments.

350+ employees around the globe create innovative solutions and services to protect data, identities and communication networks with responsibility for global customers and citizens. Customers and partners in many different industries value the reliability and long-term investment security of UTIMACO’s high-security products and solutions.