Bear Systems is building on its next generation cybersecurity platform to provide a range of SIMPLE (Secure Integrated ML Platform Leveraging Expertise) solutions for the world’s most pressing needs. This blog entry is one of a series of introductions showing how Bear can provide a SIMPLE solution for specific vertical challenges.
Everybody wants to create a truly mobile workplace wherein employees are equally efficient on the road or at home as they are in the office. Gone are the days of cubicles, TPS reports, and punching in on a time clock. Tons of companies are producing new ways to interface, collaboration tools, and faster ways of staying connected.
And all of these efforts are really taxing older modes of authentication, authorization, and accounting or, as they are called in techno circles, Triple A services.
In the 1990’s, there just were not that many people that actually moved from one place to another and even cell phones (and they were cell phones back then and not smartphones) mostly stayed within one or two cell locations. Those locations, constrained by how far a single tower could receive communications, were mostly owned by the same major ISP such as AT&T or Verizon. It was during these times that our current methods of Triple A Services were created – often referred to as RADIUS and Diameter.
Flash forward 20+ years and now people are going everywhere, expecting a multitude of devices to continuous work, and major providers are constantly on top of each other. Nobody these days knows or cares about “roaming” (i.e. using another provider’s network) as everybody is focused on being constantly connected. Now we have streaming and video conferences, VPNs and secure communications, and a myriad of new technologies constantly churning across vast digital expanses…
Those antiquated modes of slowly authorizing movement from one cell tower to another or just too slow and are causing massive infrastructure costs to maintain. They simply cannot handle guaranteed delivery which is essential for Quality of Service (QoS) movements that consumers and providers want to turn on. In short, something new is desperately required.
SIMPLE Mobility is the next generation of these Triple A Services which is also referred to as Circumference (I will let you figure that one out). SIMPLE Mobility enables extremely intricate agreements between suppliers, providers, and consumers at the level of each device, application, or even line of communication. These profiles can be built at any level, conflict rules agreed upon, and then SIMPLE Mobility will enforce those multiple policies at the point of each device in a completely autonomous manner.
With SIMPLE Mobility, a device will already possess the policies it requires to operate in a new cell well before it enters that zone. SIMPLE Mobility is completely dynamic, works invisibly across all mobile applications, and provides incredible levels of cybersecurity that overcome issues currently plaguing companies regardless of their mobility efforts.
There is obviously more, much more, to our SIMPLE Mobility solution and, if you are interested, please contact us to learn more!