Network function virtualization infrastructure for 5G is a major transformational upgrade compared to 4G LTE. Its benefits include improved scalability, availability, flexibility, agility and elasticity.
However, managing and securing 5G VNFs is not easy. Services or functions are heavily disaggregated, often implemented as workloads in the form of microservices running on containers rather than virtual machines. And communication between VNFs is often encrypted. Getting visibility into the network traffic where the truth exists is a key challenge for operators.
Most of the burden falls on the service provider’s network and security architects to develop and implement an effective NFVI management and security architecture. You can rely on Gigamon to provide the right solutions to secure and optimize your virtualized network— and help you succeed on your 5G journey.