New Betacom AirGap Protection™ Strengthens Security for Private 4G/5G Networks

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Cyber defense architecture protects critical infrastructure and keeps enterprise data private

BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 28, 2023 Private wireless pioneer Betacom today introduced Betacom AirGap Protection™, a network architecture aimed at enhancing cybersecurity for its flagship offering, Betacom 5G as a Service (5GaaS). The new cyber defense enhancements provide multi-layered security to reduce the risk, complexity and cost of adding industrial automation and IoT applications into the enterprise environment, delivering the foundation for the next phase of economic and business evolution driven by wireless connectivity, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and real-time data.

Betacom AirGap Protection completely isolates 4G/5G traffic from an enterprise’s existing IT
infrastructure and takes a Zero Trust approach to harden each network element – using a combination
of traffic segregation, 3GPP tunneling, encryption and granular access controls. In addition to limiting
the impact of malicious activity, AirGap Protection makes it easier to deploy new services without
impacting the performance of other enterprise systems.

“Given today’s cybersecurity climate, customers are increasingly concerned about the safety of their
data,” said Johan Bjorklund, CEO of Betacom. “Our new architecture is designed to protect against
known threats to industrial and other mission-critical services, including supply chain attacks, man-in-
the-middle attacks, stolen credentials, session hijacking and denial of service. With more visibility and
control over network security, enterprises can confidently deploy new services that automate their
operations and eliminate the insecurity of Wi-Fi systems and the high cost of carrier networks.”

The AirGap framework will be first deployed in Betacom’s private 5G networks at MxD, which is
designated the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing by the U.S. Defense Department.
MxD works with industry and government leaders to develop and proliferate new tools to address the
pain points of manufacturers at its Chicago facility.

“As more companies deploy private wireless networks to support automation and IoT initiatives, many
worry about the risks of increasing their IT attack surface,” said Michela Menting, Senior Digital Security
Research Director at ABI Research. “Betacom’s multi-layered approach and new AirGap Protection
architecture can help alleviate the risks and augment customers’ existing intrusion detection and
prevention strategies.”

Betacom’s 5GaaS is built on the customer’s premises and owned by the enterprise. Data remains behind
the enterprise firewall and never intersects with public networks. Its private 4G/5G networks are
monitored by the Betacom Service and Security Operations Center (SSOC) to provide 24×7, 365 days a
year security coverage.

About Betacom

Betacom offers the first fully-managed private 5G network, building on its long history as a wireless
infrastructure provider to AT&T, T Mobile, and Verizon. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Bellevue,
Washington, the company has regional offices throughout the country. Having completed more than
800 large-scale design and deployment projects, Betacom inspires confidence among their customers
who have worked closely with them to meet their pressing high-performance connectivity needs. Its
secure private 5G wireless service is the first managed service of its kind in the United States. For more
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