Huawei 5GC: the first to pass 3GPP SCAS tests, then pass the GSMA NESAS assessment
[Shenzhen, China, May 29, 2021] Huawei’s UNC, UDG, UPCF and UDM have passed Security Assurance Specifications (SCAS) 5G Core (5GC) tests set by 3GPP. The tests were carried out by SGS Brightsight in the Netherlands. In addition, the test report was published on the GSMA website (Connect). Having passed the GSMA security assessments on Supplier Development and Product Lifecycle Processes (Link) and 3GPP’s SCAS tests, Huawei 5GC has now become the first to pass the full NESAS assessment of the GSMA.
Regarding the assessment itself, NESAS is a standardized cybersecurity assessment, which has been presented collectively by the GSMA and 3GPP, as well as major international carriers, equipment suppliers, industry partners and regulators. The NESAS includes security assessments of vendor development and product lifecycle processes and security assurance specifications, it acts as a framework for evaluating mobile network security at the scale of the industry. mobile industry that is efficient and open to change. It objectively measures the security of a network product. NESAS offers mobile industry threat analysis, definitions of critical assets, a methodology for security assurance, and general security assurance requirements. The unified design of the assessment process avoids unbalanced assessment and conflicting safety assurance requirements in different markets. In addition, it will always be open to comments from various stakeholders and will continue to evolve with regular versions.
SGS Brightsight was founded in the Netherlands 35 years ago and has over 100 experienced professionals. It is the world’s largest cybersecurity assessment lab, with assessment results recognized around the world. SGS Brightsight has performed security testing on Huawei’s UNC, UDG, UPCF, and UDM, covering general security, service function security, transmission security, and operation and maintenance security. According to the report, all the mentioned tests passed 100%.
Belief in products should be primarily based on verifiable details which should also be based primarily on common standards. NESAS offers standardized security mechanisms applicable to the communications trade. It is recognized for its excellence and personalization, for being environmentally friendly, for being unified, open and global, and also for its commitment to eternal evolution. Huawei is an active participant and is dedicated to supporting the GSMA and 3GPP in the development of a globally standardized security assessment. As such, they urge other industry players to undertake NESAS to promote their sustainable development as global network security standards.