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Introduction

Wholesalers must take action now to protect themselves, their customers, customers’ customers, and partners by deploying effective security systems and practices.

Highlights

  • This report notes that wholesalers are uniquely positioned to identify threats and take action because of their visibility into their customers’ and customers’ customers’ traffic as it traverses the network and compares different approaches to providing wholesale security and anti-fraud services.
  • This report makes clear recommendations on actions to be taken by wholesalers.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the variety of approaches taken by wholesale players to issues of security and fraud.
  • Highlights the importance of collaboration and cooperation among wholesalers in the face of the rising number and complexity of malicious security attacks.

Key questions answered

  • What are wholesalers doing now to protect themselves, their customers, their customers' customers, and their partners from attack and fraud?
  • What more should wholesalers do to provide the security protection and fraud prevention needed today and in the future?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations for wholesalers

Why security is important in the wholesale market

  • The security challenge
  • The unique position of wholesalers
  • Why some wholesalers are not doing more

Who’s doing what in wholesale security and fraud prevention?

  • M&A activity enabling telcos’ entry into cybersecurity
  • Service providers focusing on cybersecurity for the enterprise market
  • Wholesalers starting to offer key security and anti-fraud services
  • Very few wholesalers with extensive or broad cybersecurity portfolios
  • Wholesalers starting to collaborate in security and anti-fraud

Time for wholesalers to take action

  • Act now to determine security needs
  • Decide what elements of security should be standard and which are value-add
  • Collaborate and partner to share intelligence and beat the threats
  • Ensure that services are secure by design
  • Maintain constant vigilance and improvement

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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