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Protecting the network edge is essential in 2021

November 23, 2020

Over the past few years, Internet service providers’ network architectures have changed, with more investment in content and services infrastructure across the customer edge. This trend has taken on a new aspect in the last year, with many operators deploying or advancing plans to deploy edge datacentres. Everyone has heard of Multi-Access Edge Cloud (MEC), as it will enable a new range of services in 5G mobile with low-latency access to applications, but wireline ISPs are actually ahead of the game.

In 2021, with more critical infrastructure distributed across the customer edge rather than in centralized data centers, cybercriminals are likely to target this expanding threat surface.

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