Edge gateways at the 5G/SD-WAN crossover junction require edge protection for uninterrupted services, data privacy and protection. These systems are intended to defend relatively less secure endpoint devices – as guardians. A cyberattack staged with advanced tools and techniques may comprise containerized applications and services on the edge compute platform or penetrate edge controls and expose vulnerable endpoints in smart homes, smart cities, smart buildings and smart factories.
As device vendors and service providers embrace the emerging opportunities of 5G to widen the data pipes into your home and work, and edge computing to bring computing to your neighborhood, protection becomes a services play. A tamper-resistant self-defending posture establishes a state of trust for the realization of 5G, edge computing, blockchain, post quantum cryptography, and containerization of applications and services.