Sunday, November 13, 2011

DPI/Security Deployments [102]: MTN [Nigeria] Deployed AdaptiveMobile to Protect the Network

AdaptiveMobile (whom had recently partnered with Allot - here) announced that it has ".. successfully completed a mobile content filtering, anti-spam and anti-virus protection project with MTN Nigeria, enabling the operator to protect its network and subscribers from undesired mobile content through mobile handsets and mobile data-enabled PCs. The AdaptiveMobile Network Protection Platform is reducing network load, protecting the operator’s IP reputation from the growing threat of spam-related IP blacklisting and is reducing customer complaints"

"AdaptiveMobile’s Network Protection Platform provides network-based protection across a range of service bearers and is enabling MTN to: Drastically cut spam, Remove MTN’s IP addresses from blacklists, Reduce customer care costs, Block access to illegal sites and Identify the source of viruses"

MTN Nigeria, part of the MNT group that operates in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East, has over 40M subscribers.  The operators see a nice growth in its data revenues (see chart), from 3% of total revenues in 2009 to 5% in the first half of 2011.

Obinna Nweje (pictured), General Manager, MTN Nigeria said:. “As with many operators globally, the shared nature of mobile IP addresses means that attacks from unscrupulous spammers can have a huge impact on IP address reputation and potentially result in innocent subscribers’ emails being unnecessarily blocked

See "MTN Nigeria, Africa’s Largest Mobile Operator, Improves Network Security and Efficiency by 98 Per Cent With AdaptiveMobile" - here.

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