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Telecom SaaS is as secure as on-premises software, if not more so

Demystifying SaaS and public cloud security with Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Nokia.

There is no issue of greater concern to telecommunications service providers (telcos) than data security. Therefore, telcos devote significant resources to protecting their customers and operations from unauthorized data access and disclosure. Up to now, that’s made many reluctant to shift their network operations and management to software-as-a-service (SaaS) models that rely on the public cloud. But as cost savings, speed, and business agility increasingly become competitive must-haves, telcos need to overcome this historical reluctance and seize the full benefits of SaaS. 

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In this first-of-its-kind white paper, security experts from AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Nokia address the four primary areas of SaaS concern, which apply to enterprises across all sectors (and not just telcos): 

Demystifying Telecom SaaS security with executives from AWS and Nokia

Data security

Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all data, including personal data.

Data privacy

Controlling access to and providing protections for the collection, use, storage and deletion of personal data to benefit the individuals or organizations the data relates to.

Data residency

Maintaining knowledge of and control over the location of data.

Data sovereignty

Asserting exclusive legal jurisdiction over data or rendering data inaccessible to a foreign jurisdiction.

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“Many telcos will give their own internally developed applications high levels of scrutiny but fail to review who has access to their external SaaS applications. ”
Philip Blanchar
Sr. Director SaaS Delivery & SRE Operations - Cloud & Network Services at Nokia
“We are committed to offering customers the most advanced set of sovereignty controls and features available in the cloud to need their digital sovereignty requirements without compromising on the capabilities, performance, innovation, and scale of the AWS Cloud ”
Ishwar Parulkar
Chief Technologist for Telecom and Edge Cloud at Amazon Web Services
“Our public cloud is tailored for local data privacy regulatory requirements and we offer customers the same secure-by-design infrastructure, built-in protection and global network that we use in our own daily business. ”
Jambi Ganbar
Product Manager of Telco, Edge and 5G at Google Cloud
“Giving customers the choice of which region and ‘availability zone’ they want their data stored in — physically separate data center locations within the region — helps achieve enhanced resiliency and reliability for telco workloads deployed in the public cloud. ”
Pramod Nair
Lead Security Architect at Microsoft

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