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Press Release -- March 19th, 2018
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle

Sparkle launches Signalling Protection Suite in partnership with Positive Technologies

Sparkle’s latest service proposition provides mobile operators with a full 3G/4G signaling protection against revenue losses

Rome, 19 March 2018

Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, and Positive Technologies, a leading global provider of enterprise security solutions, announce the launch of Signalling Protection Suite, a new and full suite of security services for signalling connectivity.

Sparkle Signalling Protection Suite is a sophisticated all-in-one package that protects mobile operators’ signalling network by detecting and blocking unauthorized traffic and therefore prevents potential privacy loss, operational instability and revenue losses.

Mobile communication networks are complex ecosystems and, despite 4G and 5G technology being more advanced than previous iterations, security is still a concern. Research by Positive Technologies has shown that 4G infrastructure is vulnerable to the same attacks as older, SS7-based networks. Critical vulnerabilities in signaling protocols (Diameter, GTP) and network configuration errors provide the means for hackers to perform attacks that can, for example, steal subscribers’ data, spy on subscriber location, commit fraud, and perform denial of service attacks.

Sparkle and Positive Technologies will provide customers with a set of advanced security services such as vulnerability testing, best practice compliance assessment, signaling firewall and security monitoring for real time detection of anomalous activities – whole set for protection of the entire signaling network perimeter, both national and international. In addition, rich analytics and reporting capabilities will enable mobile operators to act immediately and respond to threats in real time.

Positive Technologies’ telecom security solutions combined with Sparkle’s connectivity and roaming services, and signalling firewall, add impressive value to operators that will be able to concentrate on their core business and provide customers a fully secure service.


About Sparkle

Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator and among top #10 international service providers worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of around 530,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Leveraging its global IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice Platforms, Sparkle offers a full range of ICT solutions to Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers, Fixed and Mobile operators as well as Multinational Enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 36 countries.

Find out more about Sparkle at

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a leading global provider of enterprise security solutions for vulnerability and compliance management, incident and threat analysis, and application protection. Commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on Industrial Control System, Banking, Telecom, Web Application, and ERP security, supported by recognition from the analyst community. Learn more about Positive Technologies at


Sparkle Media Contact:

Filippo Sanpaolesi

Head of Communication




Positive Technologies Media Contact:

Aislinn Collins

FieldHouse Associates

+44 7980 711 864


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