Samsung Electronics has announced that the development process for its end-to-end networks solutions such as RAN, analytics, core, and cloud products has passed the security assessment set up by the GSMA and 3GPP, employing the Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS).
Samsung's Senior Vice President and Head of S/W R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, Sohyong Chong stated:
We are pleased to be recognized by the NESAS security audit for our dedication to building secure and reliable networks. 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. This will be essential as the world evolves to a 5G framework that meets the high-performance and security demands of customers.
Other than the hardware-bound RAN solutions of the tech giant, Samsung's fully virtualized RAN's (vRAN) development process was authenticated by the NESAS as well. The vRAN of the company has been adopted to run the extensive virtual network project of Europe and extensively deployed to Tier-1 U.S. operator commercial networks.
The product development and lifecycle management processes for Samsung's network solutions underwent an independent audit so that it could be verified how security is incorporated into their maintenance, implantation, development, and design processes, to pass the assessment. This audit of the company's network solutions concluded in July 2021 and allows it to augment its development process's transparency.
Earlier this year, Samsung received the ISO/IEC 27001 certification and the Common Criteria (CC) Certification for its 5G solutions. Now, it has also passed the NESAS assessment, for which NESAS employs 3GPP-defined security test cases, that reiterates its dedication to network security.