Mocean SMS Firewall is a full featured solution that allows Mobile Operators to handle fraudulent SMS activities including spamming, fraud and illegal use of Mobile Operator’s SMSC resources. Below are key features of the Mocean SMS Firewall.
Comprehensive Filtering Rules
Mocean SMS Firewall provides Mobile Operators with capability to counter SMS Spamming, SMS Flooding, SMS Faking, SMS Spoofing and GT Scanning activities with its comprehensive filtering mechanisms. This allows Mobile Operators to detect and take pro-active action as quickly as the attack is detected.
GSMA Specification Based Solution
Mocean SMS Firewall is developed in accordance with GSM Association IR.71 SMS SS7 Fraud Prevention specifications.
Command Centre Dashboard
Mocean SMS Firewall comes with a Monitoring Dashboard GUI that allows Mobile Operators to have an immediate view of the suspected fraudulent activities as it is being conducted. Immediate action can be taken.
The platform comes equipped with reporting functions that allows the Mobile Operator to have an overall view of the results of tests conducted. Data can be printed out as proof for action required. This will allow them to take the necessary legal and pervasive action to curb further abuse of their network.
User Friendly OA&M Interface
Mocean SMS Firewall comes with easy to use GUI to allow the operations team to easily manage the system. This provides shorter learning curve and more importantly, lowering possibility of human errors. As the GUI is web based, it also makes it easier for the operations team to access it anywhere over a secure connection.
System Performance Monitoring
Built in system monitoring capabilities provides status of system elements and traffic statistics for easy management. Alerts can also be sent out for notification purposes. The system can also optionally be integrated to external Network Monitoring system via SNMP, allowing Mobile Operators to have a consolidated monitoring platform.
The SMS Firewall solution provides a Fault Monitoring dashboard, showing users the health of the SMS Firewall system such as SS7 link status and system services to ease maintenance of the system. SNMP is also supported for Fault Monitoring purposes.
Multiple System User Access
In order to allow better security and integrity of the fraud detection results, the platform allows Mobile Operator to set multiple user access rights. This enables better security control of information and data of the platform.
Optional Fraud Traffic Simulator
Mobile Operator has the option to also purchase Fraud Traffic Simulator to simulate fraudulent traffic for testing or training purposes.
SS7 Protocol Stack Supported*
- MTP 1,2,3 - ITU-T Q.701-Q.709 White 1996 (interworks with Blue), ANSI 2 T1.111-1996, China SS7, Japan TTC, JT-Q704 (v3 2002/5/30), JT-Q703(v3 1994/4/27), JTQ702 (v1 19874/28), JT-Q701 (v2 1990/11/28)
- SCCP - ITU-T Q.711-Q.719 White 1996 (interworks with Blue), ANSI T1.112-1996
- TCAP - ANSI TCAP – T1.114 1996, ITU-T Q771–775 (White book, June 1997)
- High-speed link (ATM over T1 or E1) - Q.2100, Q.2140, Q.2110, Q.2210, Q.2144, JT-Q2210, JT-Q2140, JT-Q2110, JT-I363.5/JT-QI361, GR-2878, I.363.5, I.361
- High-speed link (nonchannelized T1 or E1) - Q703 Annex A
- MTP2-User Peer-to-Peer Adaptation Layer (M2PA) - IETF RFC 4165: SIGTRAN SS7 MTP2–User Peer-to-Peer Adaptation Layer
- M3UA - IETF RFC 4666: SIGTRAN SS7 MTP3–User Adaptation Layer
- SUA - IETF RFC 3868: SIGTRAN SS7 SCCP–User Adaptation Layer
- SCTP - IETF RFC 2960: Stream Control Transmission Protocol & IETF RFC 3309: Stream Control Transmission Protocol Checksum Change
- MAP - 03.40 ETSI Document TS 100 901 v7.5.0
SS7 Link Supported*
- Up to 192 low speed TDM links
- Up to 1,000 M2PA links
- Up to 16HSLs
SS7 Load Sharing*
Complete MTP3 and SCCP load sharing for links, link sets, and combined link sets for any link types. Enhanced load sharing feature supports load sharing based on OPC and DPC which can provide a more even load distribution among available links
Multiple Point Codes*
Primary, secondary, and capability point codes and M3UA/SUA routing keys: Up to 32 TDM links to adjacent nodes
The MLR feature helps enable intelligent routing of all SS7 messages at the MTP or SCCP layer based on a flexible schema including OPC-DPC-SI and CdPa and CgPA parameters. Additionally, MLR allows for TCAP-layer routing of SMS mobile-originated/mobile-terminated (MO/MT) messages based on the application or service from which they originated or to which they are destined. The MLR feature can make SMS message-routing decisions based on information found in the TCAP, MAP, and MAP-user layers. Advanced routing capabilities are based on parameters such as SMS A-address, B-address, destination SMSC, and origination MSC. Also supports IS-41 SMS message routing.
Preventive Cyclic Redundancy (PCR)*
This additional MTP2-layer error correction algorithm which is often used for satellite-based SS7 links where one-way propagation delays can exceed 40ms is supported.
Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) 3*
Compliant to NEBS3
(a). Fraud Traffic Simulator – providing Mobile Operator to simulate fraudulent traffic for testing or training purposes
(b). Wide range of Value Added Services that runs on the MOCEAN Core Messaging Platform that the SMS Firewall is built on such as:
- Location Based Services
- SMS Gateway
- Enterprise SMS Services
- SMSC Offload System
- Other customized SMS Applications
*This features are based on using Cisco ITP
The feature list is non-exhaustive.
Contact us today to learn more on how Mocean SMS Firewall can assist you plug your revenue leakage caused by SMS fraud activities.